Harlem globetrotters

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Now everything awesome – kids, basketball, teamwork, and having fun – comes together at destination awesome: Harlem Globetrotter Summer Skills Clinics, the ONLY clinics coached by stars of The Harlem Globetrotters!


Everyone loves The Globetrotters, the stars who always put smiles on kids’ faces. At Globetrotter Summer Skills Clinics, our stars coach kids in limited size groups and bring laughs, encouragement and high fives for everyone! Globetrotters direct, motivate, inspire AND entertain, keeping it inclusive and fun for ALL boys and girls, aged 6-12, of ALL skill and experience levels. Each session is $59 and includes a free ticket voucher to see the Globetrotters live in 2014! But you can save $10 with promo code USFAMILY!


Each child will receive:

A free ticket voucher (valued up to $40) to see the Globetrotters during their 2014 World Tour
Autographs and photos with the stars!
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San Antonio & Schertz love to swim & tumble school

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About Love to Swim and Tumble School

Love to Swim and Tumble School’s mission is to develop lifelong swimmers who are confident and masterful. Founded in 2001 by Mary Reilly-Magee, Love to Swim and Tumble School has locations in San Antonio and Schertz that provide swim lessons, tumble lessons, parties, preschool and more! Students range in age from six months to adult, and in skill level from beginner to advanced. For additional information, links to resources and water-related articles, visit them here

Visit the website for more information about their swim and tumble programs and family-friendly events. Register NOW – they enroll year round!


My readers receive $10 off your first month if you mention my blog!

I’m enrolling my 3 year old mini monster, River. Hope to see you there!

Guess you’re going hungry

My newly turned 9 year old mini man has a stubborn streak rivaling mine! In this case, mine WILL win!

Rayne’s a picky eater. Not in the sense that he’s closed off on what he will eat, but in the sense that he only wants to eat certain things at certain times.

I made eggs for breakfast this morning and when Rayne was called down for breakfast, it was immediately, “what are we having?”

This is an every meal question and its because he’s deciding wether or not he’ll want to eat.

I told him, “it doesn’t matter what were having. It’s breakfast time and if you don’t want to eat now, there’s nothing else until lunch. Are you going to eat or not?”

“What are we having?!”

“Are you going to eat or not Rayne?”

“What are we having?!” In a loud, attitude filled voice!

That doesn’t fly with this mama!

So Rayne has been sent to bed to wait by himself until lunch time.

In our house, the hubbs and I try to enforce and stick to meal and snack time. There’s no snaking all day long whenever you feel like it.

My picky, even defiant, eater will learn his lesson the hard way. Tough love.

If I had an aversion to food like my mini man, I wouldn’t need to worry about swimsuit season diets or workouts!

Do you have a picky eater in your home? Any tips or strategies that work for you?

Burgers, BBQ, Beer

Disclosure: I was provided with free tickets to this event to help facilitate my review. I was not compensated for this post. All words and opinions are 100% honest and my own.

This years Culinaria ended on a Sunday afternoon downtown at the gorgeous Pearl Brewery.



The 90+ degree San Antonio heat did nothing to deter the crowds to this fun, relaxed event.

The Hubbs and I brought all our minis in tow to this family, and pet friendly, event, and even though we showed up about 20 minutes early, there was already a line formed of eager burger, BBQ & beer lovers.

Grills were fired up and chefs were flipping patties away trying to keep up with the hungry crowds there to sample a dozen or so restaurants’ interpretations of the classic burger.


Try as we might, the hubbs and I filled up way too fast and didn’t even get to sample half of what was offered!




After about 2 hours of the heat and crowds, the minis were restless and admitting burger defeat, we headed home.

For those of you thinking Culinaria is just a haute cuisine foodie week, this event would change your mind. With the smell of grilled burgers and the ice cold beer, this is the perfect backyard BBQ amplified!

Culinaria really does offer something for everyone and every taste.

The week of foodie goodness spoiled me. I’m now expecting 10 course meals of anything my taste buds could want, with accompanying bottles of bottomless wine of course!