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Historikitsch: The Buckhorn Museum’s Got It

I love history.  I love kitsch.  Lucky for me, downtown’s Buckhorn Museum has plenty of both.  On a recent rainy Sunday, my husband and I took Claudia (4) and Thomas (closing in on 2) there for an outing.  The pictures pretty much speak for themselves. Native San Antonians may remember childhood visits to the Buckhorn Hall of […]

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Briscoe Western Art Museum in downtown San Antonio, Texas

The Briscoe Western Art Museum: Continuing the Rodeo Spirit

I hope you have read Brooke’s guide to enjoying the San Antonio Rodeo with your kids. The rodeo runs through February 23; if you want to extend your experience, I recommend a trip downtown to the Briscoe Western Art Museum. The rodeo is the product of hundreds of years of ranching history and cultural mixing, vividly illustrated through the […]

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Top Date Night Restaurants in San Antonio

Oh, date night.  How I love thee.  A couple of hours dedicated to a meal where you aren’t up and down out of your seat chasing children, trying to order while wrestling a toddler, or praying that your waiter will bring three extra baskets of bread to hold over your three-year-old until his delicate plate […]

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The Patio of States is located in front of the Convention Center at 200 East Market Street.  It's right at the corner of Market and Alamo Plaza.

Big Giant Map!: The San Antonio Convention Center’s Patio of States

I grew up in San Antonio and have fond childhood memories of stopping by the “big giant map” that is laid right outside the Convention Center downtown.  Since I joined Alamo City Mom’s Blog, I’ve been planning to get around to writing a post about it.  I was sure I’d be able to find out all sorts of […]

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Science Education for Young Children at the San Antonio Children's Museum | Alamo City Moms Blog

Science education for young children at the San Antonio Children’s Museum

STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is a hot topic these days. Teens can build interdisciplinary skills through competitions in robotics and cybersecurity, but what opportunities are there in San Antonio for younger children to get excited about science? The San Antonio Children’s Museum offers weekly, monthly, and seasonal science classes and activities for young children. […]

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Hometown Tourist

I’m not a true San Antonian. I wasn’t born and raised here, and the Alamo City doesn’t lay claim to being my home town. But I have lived here for 5 years now, and I’ve still yet to do or see some of the most basic things that San Antonio is famous for. I have […]

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Pearl Farmers Market

I’m such a huge fan of farmers markets. The hubbs and I ensure that our family has an all natural, fresh & healthy diet so farmers markets are right up our alley! My favorite one here in town is the Pearl Farmers Market. It’s actually the only one that I’ve ever been to, but it’s […]

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