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“Miró: The Experience of Seeing” at the McNay Art Museum and Family Day on October 25

Miró: The Experience of Seeing is at the McNay Art Museum until January 10, 2016, and I encourage you to bring your kids to see it while it’s here. Sunday, October 25, 2015 will be an especially good day to visit … Continue reading

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[Book Review] Making the world a kinder place for our children to learn: “Gifted, Bullied, Resilient” by Pamela Price

“Bullying fundamentally represents a problem of broken human connection,” writes Pamela Price in her new book, Gifted, Bullied, Resilient: A Brief Guide for Smart Families, now available from Gifted Homeschoolers Forum Press. Order your copy: Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Nook. … Continue reading

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Coming to San Antonio Book Festival: Chris Barton (author) and Don Tate (illustrator) of “The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch”

In the back matter of The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, illustrator Don Tate charmingly confesses: I’m ashamed to admit that before illustrating The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, I wasn’t very knowledgeable about Reconstruction. Reconstruction is the era … Continue reading

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The Hill Country Science Mill is worth the trip to Johnson City

On Saturday, my kids and I drove to Johnson City for the grand opening of the Hill Country Science Mill, a new regional science center. We spent all day, and my kids were totally absorbed with playing and learning. We’ll definitely … Continue reading

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F.T. and G.N. review Marvel Universe Live at the Alamodome

That was double awesome. My son, F.T., loved seeing Marvel Universe Live, and now my daughter, G.N., sees female superheroes in a new light. As an Alamo City Moms Blog contributor, I received a set of free tickets to Friday … Continue reading

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[Giveaway] G.N. and F.T. review Holiday Pops with the San Antonio Symphony at the Tobin Center

UPDATE: Leave a comment by Sunday, December 28 to enter to win a pair of tickets to New Year’s Eve at the Tobin Center—more information below. Over the weekend, I went to Holiday Pops with the San Antonio Symphony at the Tobin … Continue reading

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F.T. and G.N. review Ballet San Antonio’s “Nutcracker” with the San Antonio Symphony

This year, we continued our family tradition of going to Ballet San Antonio‘s The Nutcracker with the San Antonio Symphony. We thoroughly enjoyed last year’s performance at the Majestic Theatre (earlier post), but this year’s move to the Tobin Center has … Continue reading

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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

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CLOSED [Giveaway] Talking about Constitution Day, September 17, with City Councilman Ron Nirenberg

Constitution Day celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. I’ve written before about how to order your own pocket U.S. Constitution. Today, in honor of Constitution Day, I am giving away two books … Continue reading

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Artist Sean Kenney talks about LEGOs and learning

The San Antonio Botanical Garden is hosting Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks, an exhibit featuring giant LEGO sculptures, through January 4, 2015. My family and I attended the opening day events on September 6, and I got to talk … Continue reading

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