Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

Tweet (Disclaimer: I was given the opportunity to take advantage of the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain with a media discount that I received. Everything is based on my own experience.) Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain After Attending the Grace Hopper Women in Computing Conference for work (and the MONTHS of planning before that), I decided that it […]

2014 Free Summer Movies in San Antonio

Tweet My good friend Stacy of Kids Stuff World enjoyed my post on 2014 Summer Reading Programs for Kids where I highlight programs that incentivize kids to read over the summer so they don’t lose any of the valuable things they learned during the school year. She mentioned interest in a post about 2014 free […]

10 FREE Summer Reading Programs

Tweet     10 FREE Summer Reading Programs Check out 10 FREE Summer Reading Programs below some even encouraging adults to read!  In Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers book, the author highlights the main negative education difference between demographics including race happens during the summer when “learning loss” occurs.  He explains how the kids who don’t have education support, incentive, etc. to continue learning lose […]

2012 London Summer Olympics

Tweet During the 2010 Winter Olympics I enjoyed writing (one on the 2010 Winter Olympics and one on 2010 Olympics resources for parents, teachers, and kids). With the one year Open Weekend countdown starting in London this weekend, July 22-24, 2011, I thought this was the perfect time to start blogging for the summer Olympics! […]

2011 Kids Summer Reading Programs

Tweet Free stuff for reading? Yes please! Check out this list of retailers and local libraries offering incentives for kids to read with their families or on their own this summer! Beat the heat and reap the rewards, literally! In no particular order here are a bunch of great programs!       Barnes & […]

FREE Summer Events for Kids | 2010

Tweet Find out how to keep your children entertained for FREE this summer! This blog post contains tons of places that are offering FREE events for your kids to participate in this summer. Don’t forget to check out my post on how you can get free stuff, just for reading to your kid here! National […]

2010 Summer Reading Programs for Kids

Tweet This summer when your kids start to get bored, remind them that they can make money and get lots of fun free stuff, simply by reading a couple minutes each day!  We participated in a lot of these programs last year and had an incredible time! Across the nation, Half Price Books is offering […]

SeaWorld San Antonio Fan Search

Tweet Website:  http://www.seaworldfansearch.com SeaWorld San Antonio wants your pictures!  You could instantly become a “local celebrity” if your fan photo is featured on a digital billboard! Starting this Friday, May 28, 2010 through the remainder of the year, you’ll be able to take fun, happy pictures at SeaWorld San Antonio, upload them to the Fan […]

WoW: Google, You Talking to Me?

Tweet Website of the Week (WoW): https://www.google.com/voice Quick Bit: Imagine being able to pick your own number (mine ends in “BLOG”) that forwards to all of your personal, business, and cell phones. Depending on who calls determines which prerecorded voicemail they’ll hear. Unknown numbers will get a standard response, employees will get announcements for the […]

University Bowl 101…

Tweet At University Bowl, take advantage of the free student bowling program.  Students bowl their first game free, Monday through Friday, 9am-12pm.  Make sure you print out the consent form first.  Shoes are required but available for a discounted rate – $2.25 per pass holder. Also make sure you join them on Aug. 5th for […]

If you give a mouse a cookie…

Tweet The Magik Theater located in downtown San Antonio only produces plays based on children books.  I know they visited my daughter’s public elementary school to preform “School House Rock” and they also visited her private summer school program to give another theatrical performance. Seating 600 parents and children, the list of performances are rich […]

Be a kid for $10…

Tweet My favorite coupon for Chuck E. Cheese, find it here.  Best deal – $10 for 100 tokens (normally would cost $25) and a meal deal – Large Pizza, 4 Drinks, 40 Tokens for only $18.99!

Notable FREE stuff this week online and/or in-store

Tweet FREE Tote Bag from Worl d Market (Folow on Facebook or Twitter) FREE Mocha Mondays – free 8 oz mocha (or 7 oz iced mocha per person, per visit) @ McDonalds every Monday until August 3rd!  Follow on Twitter. FREE Chili Dog or Small Cone July 14th from 5pm-8pm @ Wienerschnitzel! FREE Amazon E-Books […]

Passport to Adventure!

Tweet Those of you familar with the uber-outdoors retailer, REI, knows how important being outside is.  Did you also know what an interactive website they have?!  Got kids?  Download this Passport to Adventure geared towards kids 5-12.  After they complete the journal they can send in for their free own special prize – “binoculars or […]

Kid-approved* summer activities…

Tweet *Based on the approval of one 6 year old girl…but I think you’ll agree. The only ones who look forward to the summertime are educational professionals…everyone else knows that for 2 and a half months, everything entertaining you can do with your children will be done within the first week.  After that, creative juices […]