Lamar Elementary: a neighborhood school in a cultural corridor

Last week, my daughter, G.N., and I attended a Spotlight Breakfast at Lamar Elementary, 201 Parland Place, San Antonio, TX 78209 (map), an elementary school in San Antonio ISD serving kindergarten through fifth grade and offering pre-K for three- and… Continue Reading

The Do Seum: Reasons to get a Charter Membership now

My blogger friends and I recently took a hard-hat tour of the construction site for The Do Seum, the new-and-improved San Antonio Children’s Museum, set to open in mid-2015. If you’ve been holding back from joining the San Antonio Children’s Museum, now… Continue Reading

H-E-B Body Adventure: Be healthy and have fun at the Witte Museum

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. It’s the “Summer of the Body” at the Witte Museum, with two exhibits for your family to enjoy: the H-E-B Body Adventure and Grossology. We have a family membership to the Witte and visit regularly,… Continue Reading

Summer escape: Fairytale Fiesta exhibit at the Witte Museum

How will you escape the heat this summer? Two of my favorite ways are swimming in the pool and going to air-conditioned museums. The Witte Museum has plenty of air conditioning, as well as free covered parking in the shady Brackenridge Park garage. And, to… Continue Reading

CLOSED [Giveaway] Family pack of tickets to DISCOVER Schubert Symphony No. 9 "The Great" with the San Antonio Symphony

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. I’ve been playing “Mama’s songs” in the van again. This time, it’s Franz Schubert‘s Symphony No. 9 in  C major, “The Great.” We are looking forward the upcoming DISCOVER concert with the San Antonio Symphony.… Continue Reading

[Alamo City Moms Blog] Briscoe Western Art Museum and Alien Worlds and Androids at the Witte Museum

This month, I have two new posts at Alamo City Moms Blog: reviews of the Briscoe Western Art Museum and the new Alien Worlds and Androids exhibit at the Witte Museum. “The Briscoe Western Art Museum: Continuing the Rodeo Spirit”, Inga Cotton, Alamo City… Continue Reading

Build It! event celebrates engineering at the Witte Museum

Engineers are usually sort of introverted, right? I should know, I’m married to an engineer and have many in my family tree. But when you get them talking about something they love, there’s no stopping them. That was true over… Continue Reading

[Best of 2013] An eventful year for charter schools, told though my favorite photo galleries

It’s been an eventful year for the charter school community in San Antonio. Here are my favorite photo galleries from 2013: “[Gallery] KIPP San Antonio 1st Annual March to College on November 1, 2013”, Inga Cotton, San Antonio Charter Moms,… Continue Reading

“Dinosaurs Unearthed: Bigger. Better. Feathered . . .” at the Witte Museum — ticket giveaway

UPDATE: This exhibit has now closed. Faithful readers know that my kids and I love dinosaurs. (Remember “Dinosaur Stampede” at the San Antonio Botanical Garden last year?) Well, now the Witte Museum has “Dinosaurs Unearthed: Bigger. Better. Feathered . . .” through September 2… Continue Reading