San Antonio Rodeo – Mom Tips for the Rodeo

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What is the San Antonio Rodeo?  Where does it take place?  Is it kid friendly?  Do I need to buy tickets? What is the difference in the fairgrounds and the concerts?  These are just a few of the questions I have received and I wanted to provide some answers.

Keeping You in the Know: I received tickets to the rodeo in exchange for this honest review.

Admission: Fairgrounds Only, buy online or at the gate:

  • Adult – $10.00  
  • Senior Citizen (ages 65 & over) – $5.00  
  • Children (3 to 12 yrs of age) – $5.00  
  • Children (2 years old and under) – FREE
  • Fairgrounds Season Pass (unlimited fairgrounds admission for 18 days) – $25.00
  • Carnival Tickets & Wristbands available.

Admission: Concert & Rodeo Seats (which includes the fairgrounds):

  • 200's starting in the $30's
  • 100's are Season Ticket holders only
  • special stage side seating available

San Antonio Rodeo Discount Days: $1 Mondays, $2 Tuesdays, and Military is always free. To see the dates, break out and more click here San Antonio Rodeo coupons

Parking: the average lot is $10 surrounding and at the AT&T Center, the up front parking is $25, they do have handicap parking. Via Park & Ride is available. Click here to see the schedule for 2019.

Location: San Antonio AT&T Center

San Antonio Rodeo Information

The San Antonio Rodeo, also known as San Antonio Livestock show, is an 18 day long fundraiser and celebration! The success of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is attributed to over 6,000 volunteers who give countless hours to the organization. With community, donor and volunteer support, the organization has donated more than $198 million to the youth of Texas through scholarships, grants, endowments, junior livestock auctions, youth western art auction, calf scramble program and show premiums.

There are 2 parts to the SATX Rodeo: the Fairgrounds & the Rodeo with Concerts. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GO TO BOTH! They are separate.

The San Antonio Rodeo Fairgrounds: Plan a day and go to the San Antonio Rodeo Fairgrounds and bring the kids! They have SOOOOOO many kid based activities and they give away tons of snacks. Click to see the San Antonio Rodeo Family Friendly Attractions. These are my kids favorite parts! Then click to see the San Antonio Rodeo Family Entertainment. And they have a FABULOUS petting zoo! You can easily spend an entire day at the rodeo fairgrounds just participating in the cost free activities!

They also have food, very fun and yummy food, across the grounds. Click to see the San Antonio Rodeo Food Line Up. If you REALLY want to make a day of it, choose one of the San Antonio Rodeo Special Days and go to church at the rodeo or participate in the Trail Ride. Then the shopping is AMAZING! I love this part because all the stores I love and more are right here at my fingertips. One stop shopping at it's greatest! My Favs: Something New Jewelry Cleaner & Farmhouse Market! Then, of course, they have the carnival!

SATX Rodeo

The San Antonio Rodeo & Concert: This is a separate event from the fairgrounds which I don't think most people realize. The 1st 2 hours are the rodeo then the concert follows. So if you want to skip the rodeo and just attend the concert, you can! And visa versa! Check out the San Antonio Rodeo Concert line up.

Seating Advice: We attended the rodeo and concert in 2018 and 2019. In 2018 we sat in the seats in the 100's in friend's season tickets seats and they were great. Amazing views, not too high, easy and fun. In 2019 the rodeo gave me tickets in the 200's (yep nose bleeds area) in exchange for this post and guess what y'all….it was great too! We sat in 216, row 3 and the views were great! All this to say, GO BUY THE TICKETS, it is worth it and I think the seats in the 200's are cheap (like $30 for rodeo & concert).

San Antonio Rodeo Information

Kid Friendly: Yes

Activities: see above where I talk about the Fairgrounds.  By day everything is family friendly BUT they also offer Rodeo After Dark.

San Antonio Rodeo Mom Tips:

  • Wear closed toe comfy shoes, you will walk alot
  • Strollers & Wagons can be rented on site (and aren't allowed in the AT&T center) but you can bring your own to the Fairgrounds
  • Plan your events at the beginning when you arrive so that you can make all the show, experiences and more.
  • No outside food or drinks allowed (except baby products)
  • Bring a cloth bag or complete a survey on site to get a bag because they hand out TONS of snacks and samples
  • Bring chapstick
  • Seats in the 200's in rows 1-5 are great for the rodeo

Things I Love About the SATX Rodeo:

  • Hand sanitizer is everywhere
  • If you are on a budget and can only afford the gate ticket you can still go and have a blast. There is so much to do for free!
  • There are soooooo many kid and family activities all day.
  • They offer discount days to make sure everyone is SATX can go!
  • Military is always free!
  • Everything is so clean! Trash cans and Recycling everywhere.
  • Seating is plentiful if you need to stop and take a break.
  • The carnival is a great one! You can buy a ride all day wristband too!
  • The rodeo organization loves Jesus!

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National Safer Internet Day

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Hey Guys, we had the amazing privilege of partnering with Google. We are showing off and share tips and tricks for National Safer Internet Day. Join our family in celebrating Safer Internet Day! Here’s what we’re learning at the Be Internet Awesome adventure in San Antonio, TX that we attended yesterday.

Keeping You in the Know: I am being compensated by the sponsor for my participation in this campaign. I am a part of Forward Influence.

How to be S.M.A.R.T. when online

On the official date of Safer Internet Day we headed downtown to Sunset Stations. Here we checked out this amazing interactive experience Google set up for Together for a Better Internet. They took my husband, myself and our 2 kids through an interactive, educational experience to explore 5 zones of Internet safety and digital citizenship. Here we learned about information sharing online, strong passwords, phishing and scams. But most importantly, how to spread kindness on the web. And when it’s best to talk out what you’ve seen with a trusted adult.  This brilliantly set up maze of interactive games and training is targeted for 3rd – 6th graders however my 5 and 7 year old HAD A BLAST!!!

Google did a great job of setting up everything to really fulfill the theme of Come Together for a Better Internet with your family by using Be Internet Awesome as their theme.  But the coolest part is that if you were not at the actual event it is ok! They have set up everything online starting with their program’s NEW Family Guide and then encourage your kids to put their skills to the test with Interland at g.co/Interland .  I want to encourage parents/guardians and kids alike to discover and learn on these platforms they have provided us.  You can also follow along and learn more here:

Here are a few photos from our day:

REMEMBER: Have a conversation with your kids about how to be safe and smart online and everyday by using the information you learned from Be Internet Awesome

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What is the Battle of Flowers Parade – Fiesta 2018

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What is Battle of Flowers Parade?  Where does it take place?  Is it kid friendly?  Do I need to buy seats?  These are just a few of the questions I have received and I wanted to provide some answers.

Admission: $12 – $15 for reserved seats or arrive early and stake your claim for free

Parking: the average lot is $25, we parked in the Henry B Gonzalez garage for $10 and walked down

Location: the parade route is long and covers Pearl to downtown, we were at Alamo & Losoya (same route as Flambeau Parade)

What is Battle of Flowers Parade

Is it a parade that takes time earlier in the day along the same route as Flambeau but with a completely different theme. Lots of floats, entertainers, all of the Fiesta Royalty and more. A great place to trade medals. It is at the parade that we scored 2 dream medals from SA Flavor! The kids LOVED this event!

Kid Friendly: Yes but reserved seating makes things much nicer

Activities:

  • Walking around and people watch
  • Arts and Crafts booths along parade routes
  • Food booths throughout
  • Trade Medals and take photos
  • Sit out and enjoy the parade strolling by
  • After Party in Pearl (this might be an unofficial event)

Mom Tips:

  • Wear closed toe comfy shoes
  • Arrive early so that you can enjoy it before its too crowded to walk
  • You can bring food and drinks
  • During Fiesta it is Open Carry for Alcohol and you can order drinks to go
  • Bring hand wipes and antibacterial
  • Wagons and Stroller in reserved seating area would be hard
  • I recommend purchasing reserved seats on the front row if you have littles otherwise you have to get there EARLY to fight for a seat

My Tips to Battle of Flowers Parade:

  • Make reserved seating really reserved seating, towards the end of the parade the seats started filling with disobedient kids which ruined things for us
  • Offer hand washing or antibacterial cleaner near food stations

And my overall is FOR Fiesta's Battle of Flowers Parade!!!!  We will definitely go back.

Battle of the Flowers After Party in Pearl

So I have no idea if this is an official Fiesta event but I do know it's fun. We left the parade and drove over to the Pearl where a Market was taking place and listened to music, had lunch and did some shopping. I bought a La Casa Frida purse at this market, so look for me where it. It's orange & fabulous! I also snagged some SA Buñuelo company cookies. The hubby grabbed a Steel City Pop popsicle. And the kids grabbed a Honeysuckle Teatime milkshake.

From Battle of Flowers Parade:

The Battle of Flowers® Parade honors the heroic spirit of the patriots of the Alamo, commemorates the victory of San Jacinto and celebrates the diversity and heritage of Texas and our nation. As the second largest day parade in the U.S., the Battle of Flowers® Parade supports the educational, artistic, social and philanthropic achievements of our community’s youth. The Battle of Flowers® Parade holds the distinction of being the first celebration to be held in Alamo Plaza and is considered the founding event of Fiesta® San Antonio. The parade has entertained our city every year since 1891, except during World Wars I and II. This parade is the only parade in the nation produced entirely by volunteer women and affords non-profit organizations the opportunity to raise funds with over 45,000 parade seats sold by charities along the parade route each year.

The theme of the 2018 Battle of Flowers® Parade is “300 Timeless Treasures.” The parade will bring to life fond memories, magical moments, monumental milestones, and hopeful visions – the heart and the spirit of our legendary city. The cry “Remember the Alamo” will be accompanied by the cry “I Remember.”

What is the Texas Cavalier River Parade – Fiesta 2018

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Texas Cavalier River Parade

What is Texas Cavalier River Parade?   Where does it take place?  Is it kid friendly?  Do I need to buy tickets in advance?  These are just a few of the questions I have received and I wanted to provide some answers.

Admission: you can buy tickets in advance for $14 – $26 or you can arrive early to save a spot (the city reserves 1 whole side of the Riverwalk for corporations which makes public seating very limited)

Parking: average lot is $25 but you can find a few around that are cheaper. We paid $7 (must arrive early though)

Location: see the official website for map but it starts around Navaro St & St Mary's St and goes down to the Henry B Gonzalez center on the Riverwalk

What is the Texas Cavalier River Parade

This is a river parade that goes down the Riverwalk hosted by the Texas Cavaliers. Bands, Organizations, Entertainers and more float by on the river boats singing, dancing, tossing beads and more! We decided not to go down to the river but instead packed a picnic and sat in the back of our car in one of the local parking lots and looked down upon the parade. We paid $7 for parking and a killer view. Although being this high meant we didn't get to catch beads. It did mean we beat traffic and were not crowded. We also only had to arrive slightly early to get our spot.

Kid Friendly: Yes

Activities:

  • Watch the river boats filled with entertainment
  • People watching
  • Shop the carts that come by
  • Trade Medals and take photos

Mom Tips:

  • Wear closed toe comfy shoes if you go down to the river's edge
  • Arrive early if you haven't purchased seats because the city reserves 1 whole side of the Riverwalk for corporations which makes seating very limited if you haven't bought seats
  • Be creative with seating (read my story above)
  • Pack a picnic
  • Open carry of alcohol is allowed within this area during Fiesta
  • Bring hand wipes and antibacterial
  • Wagons and Strollers are allowed but will be impossible to move around with

And my overall is FOR Fiesta's Texas Cavalier River Parade!!!!  We will definitely go back.

From the Texas Cavalier River Parade Organization

Each year hundreds of thousands of people line the banks of the San Antonio River to view the most unusual parade in America…the Texas Cavaliers River Parade! This year’s parade, entitled “Magnificent Missions” promises an evening of family fun with live music, celebrities and lights. More than 45 festively decorated floats sponsored by local community organizations and military installations drift down the river. King Antonio XCVI reigns over the evening’s festivities and gives a Texas-sized welcome to the enthusiastic spectators along the winding route. The money raised through the parade is donated to children’s charities in our community through the Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation.

Founded in 1926, the Texas Cavaliers consist of over 600 business, civic and community leaders seeking to give back to the community and support those in need. Texas Cavaliers and their generous supporters have raised over $3 million. In 2016, they raised more than $1 million and helped over 900 children through monetary donations and supporting programs all across San Antonio through the Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation.


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What is Festival de Animales – Fiesta 2018

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Fiesta de Animales

What is Festival de Animales?   Where does it take place?  And is it kid friendly?  Do I need to buy tickets in advance?  These are just a few of the questions I have received and I wanted to provide some answers.

Admission: regular San Antonio Zoo admission and you can buy tickets at the gate or in advance.  Zoo members get in with pass.

Parking: free in the zoo's lot

Location: San Antonio Zoo 3903 N. St. Mary's St

What is Festival de Animales

It is a children's focused Fiesta event that takes place at the San Antonio Zoo! My kid's LOVED this event and we arrived late and missed most of the big activities as those take place mid day. The zoo is decorated & it is beautiful!

Kid Friendly: YES! This event is planned for kids!

Activities:

  • Walk around and enjoy the animals
  • You can purchase the Fun Pack to the Butterfly Exhibit, Feed the Giraffes & Ride the Carousel
  • Ride the Train around the park
  • Special Arts and Crafts booths throughout
  • Food throughout
  • Trade Medals and take photos

Mom Tips:

  • Wear closed toe comfy shoes
  • Arrive early or close to closing time (we went 2 hours before closing) so that you can enjoy it before its too crowded
  • No food or drinks allowed (Exceptions are: bottled water, small snack-sized items, and baby food and formula)
  • Bring hand wipes and antibacterial
  • Wagons and Strollers are allowed or you can Rent One there

My Tips to Festival de Animales:

  • Make the activities last until the end of the day/event. We got there 2 hours before closing & all the Fiesta activities had ended

And my overall is FOR Fiesta's Festival de Animales!!!!  We will definitely go back.

From Festival de Animales:

We’re celebrating the animals, culture, and food of Latin America! Take a tour of South America during this day-time event dedicated to highlighting San Antonio Zoo’s South American conservation efforts. Started in 2016, Fiesta de Animales highlights the Zoo’s conservation efforts in Latin America and educate guests on the animals native to Latin American that call the San Antonio Zoo home. Amazing up-close animal interactions, culinary delights, entertainment, and authentic merchandise from Latin America are sure to delight while guests immerse themselves in South American culture. A visit to Festival de Animales will help further the zoo’s vision to secure a future for wildlife through loving, engaging with, acting for, and protecting animals and the places they live.

What is Flambeau – Fiesta 2018

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Fiesta Flambeau in San Antonio

What is Flambeau?  Where does it take place?  Is it kid friendly?  Do I need to buy seats?  These are just a few of the questions I have received and I wanted to provide some answers.

Admission: $16.50 – $30 for reserved seats or arrive early and stake your claim for free

Parking: the average lot surrounding is $25, we parked in the Henry B Gonzalez garage for $10

Event Location: the parade route is long and covers Pearl to downtown, we were at Alamo & Losoya

What is Battle of Flambeau

It is a parade that goes down a very long route throughout the city filled with performers and floats. And it takes place at night! But the parade kicks off with runners from the SARR Fiesta Fandango 2.6 Mile Fun Run passing through first. They are very entertaining & very impressive!

Kid Friendly: Yes – reserved seats make things much nicer & easier but many families arrived very early and staked out spots (see photos above, we are in reserved seats & those in the background saved their spots)

Activities:

  • Walking around and people watch
  • Arts and Crafts booths along parade routes
  • Food booths throughout
  • Trade Medals and take photos
  • Sit out and enjoy the parade strolling by

Mom Tips:

  • Wear closed toe comfy shoes
  • Arrive early so that you can enjoy it before its too crowded to walk
  • You can bring food and drinks
  • During Fiesta it is Open Carry for Alcohol and you can order drinks to go
  • Bring hand wipes and antibacterial
  • Wagons and Stroller in reserved seating area would be hard
  • I recommend purchasing reserved seats on the front row if you have littles otherwise you have to get there EARLY to fight for a seat

My Tips to the Flambeau Organization:

  • Make reserved seating really reserved seating, towards the end of the parade the seats started filling with disobedient kids which ruined things for us
  • Offer hand washing or antibacterial cleaner near food stations

And my overall is FOR Fiesta's Flambeau!!!!  We will definitely go back.

From Flambeau:

The 2018 Fiesta Flambeau® Parade will celebrate its 70th anniversary with “Three Centuries…One City” as the Parade theme. It is the largest illuminated night parade and the highlight of Fiesta®. The Fiesta Flambeau® Parade continues to light up the streets of downtown San Antonio along the 2.6 mile route and viewed by an estimated 750,000+ spectators and another 1.5 million television viewers.

Leading our parade for its 70th year is our premier band, The University of Texas Longhorn Band, followed by spectacular themed floats, marching units, local, out of town and out of state bands, dance groups, equestrian units and many other attractions that create a memorable night of illuminated entertainment.

The Fiesta Flambeau ®; Parade Association, Inc.’s mission is to plan, organize, produce and stage the Fiesta Flambeau Parade annually during Fiesta San Antonio. It does so to enhance the celebration for the San Antonio community and its visitors. It is a nonprofit, volunteer organization with 96 members and more than 300 volunteers.

The Aftermath

Can I brag on our city for a bit? After the Flambeau Parade, my hubby & I chose to walk from our seats at Alamo & Losoya to Pearl. This gave us the ability to walk the parade route and yall, TRASH WAS EVERYWHERE! It was quite unbelievable! But guess what happened next…The city of San Antonio sent recycling trucks out & they were picking up recyclable goods and emptying the many recycling bins they had put out. After recycling was picked up the trash trucks came through, then finally the street sweepers. It was so impressive & really made my heart happy to see how our city makes it possible (and even encourages) events like these! A big thank you to all those hard working men & women. Without their clean up efforts, this would not be possible!


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Healthcare Alternatives – We said NO to Insurance – Christian Healthcare Ministries

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Health Insurance Alternatives Christian Health Care Sharing
*Disclaimer – I am not a healthcare professional, I am not an insurance professional, I am not telling you what to do but rather sharing my experiences and answering questions I have been asked ALOT. Health Care Sharing satisfies the Federal health care law’s (Affordable Care Act) requirement that individuals purchase insurance or pay a penalty-tax (see 26 United States Code Section 5000A, (d) (2) (B)).

Christian Health Care Sharing Ministries

**This post is a major work in progress but due to demand I released it to the public in draft status. I apologize for the craziness**

What are health care sharing ministries and what do they do? The community of believers comes together as one Body to assist members in need. This way, individual believers are connected to the larger Body of Christ as they give and receive financial, emotional, and spiritual support.  With Samaritan Ministries, our health care sharing ministry, you submit a medical bill to Samaritan and another person in the ministry will send you a check directly for that bill.  So you are not sending your checks to a hospital or to a company.  Your money goes straight to the person in need.

What Healthcare Alternatives are out there?  Here are some of the well known health care sharing ministries: Samaritan Ministries, Medi-Share (aka: Christian Care Ministries), Medical Cost Sharing (MCS), Christian Healthcare Ministries (CHM), Liberty HealthShare, etc

For this particular discussion I will be focusing on the 2 Healthcare Alternatives I know really well and fully trust: Samaritan Ministries and Christian Care Ministries (aka: Medi-Share).  

Healthcare Alternatives Christian Care Ministry

Founded in 1993

Prices accurate as of 09/2017

Application Fee: $50 (one time)
Membership Fee: $120 (one time)

Monthly Cost:
$80 – $226: 1 Person under 25
$107 – $275: 1 Person over 25
$92 – $384: 2 Person Family under age 25
$138 – $463: 2 Person Family over age 25
$194 – $709: 3+ Person Family under age 25
$222 – $720: 3+ Person Family over age 25

Annual Costs:
Optional Mana (disability coverage)

Deductible:
$10,000-$500: 1 Person under 25
$10,000-$500: 1 Person over 25
$360: 2 Person Family under age 25
$440: 2 Person Family over age 25
$495: Family of 3+

Christian Health Care Sharing Ministries Samaritan Ministries

Founded in 1994

Prices accurate as of 09/2017

Membership Fee: $200 (One Time)

Monthly Cost:
$180: 1 Person under 25
$220: 1 Person over 25
$360: 2 Person Family under age 25
$440: 2 Person Family over age 25
$495: Family of 3+

Annual Costs:
Optional Save to Share:
This increases coverage to $250k+
$133 for 1 Person
$266 for 2 Person
$399 for 3+

Deductible: None

Extra Costs:
Any medical bill lower than $300 must be paid by you. Read more about this below.

Common Questions About Christian Health Care Sharing Ministries

Is this conventional health insurance?  No.

Is this tax deductible?  No.

Is this a legal & qualified alternative to Obama Care? Yes.

Is there a yearly deductible?

  • Samaritan Ministries – At Samaritan, a medical need involving less than $300 is not shared among the members. When the need goes over $300, the amount from $300 to $250,000 is shared. (The amount of a need that exceeds $250,000 can be eligible for sharing if the member also joins Samaritan’s Save to Share™.)  Save to Share – For one person memberships, the annual set aside amount is $133 annually. Two-person memberships, as well as memberships for widowed/divorced parents with children, set aside $266 annually. Families of three or more set aside $399 annually.
  • Christian Care Ministries – varies depending on the plan you choose.  The amounts are based on the number of people who will be participating–either one, two, or a family of three or more. The share amounts also vary depending on the age of the oldest applicant.  There are 7 options to choose from with prices ranging from $500 – $10,000.

 

What's expected of me?  They ask members to maintain healthy lifestyles, as this glorifies God and keeps medical costs down. Examples of unhealthy lifestyles include, but are not limited to, the following: Use of tobacco, Use of Illegal Drugs, Sexual Immorality and other sinful practices. Members must be accountable to a pastor or other Christian church leader for the needs they submit to Samaritan Ministries.

 

What are the real world costs?

  • with Samaritan Ministries I have had 2 babies at 2 different hospitals, 1 severely broken arm/elbow, multiple kidney stones, visited an multiple ERs, had basic check ups and well visits, and much more.  For my family of 4 I pay $495 a month, sometimes less depending on how many people have needs and I am required to pay the 1st $300 of every bill which means I pay for all well checks (typically $75 for my kiddos and $125 for me).  I pay extra for Save to Share which provides coverage over $250k, so catastrophic incidences are covered.  Without Save to Share max that can be shared is $250K.  I have no deductible, no network to worry about, I go where I want, when I want, how I want.  It is AMAZING!!!
  • with Christian Care Ministries (Medi-Share) my family (who I managed their accounts) has had basic check ups, basic doctors appointments and right now one family member is battling Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer and much more.  For their family of 2 they pay $638 a month which is their monthly share amount plus a health partnership fee (which incurs for those with a history of really bad health only).  Our family member was diagnosed with cancer after being a member over a year.  They do have a network to abide by.  They do have a low deductible which varies based on the plan you choose.

Both Christian Health Care Sharing Ministries plans are wonderful and both are quite different and both are cheaper, nicer, easier and more efficient than Obamacare.

 

How Sharing Works: Each month, your monthly share is matched with another’s eligible medical bills. Through a secure online portal, all of the bills eligible for sharing are coordinated and the direct sharing of medical costs takes place between members. You will know every month whose bills you are paying, and when you have eligible bills, your fellow believers will be sharing those and praying for you.

 

Have more questions about Christian Health Care Sharing Ministries?  Want to learn more about Christian Health Care Sharing Ministries?  Click here for Medi-Share (Christian Healthcare Ministries) information.  Click here for Samaritan Ministries information.  All is free and confidential.  Not ready to take it that far?  Have a question for me?  Comment here or e-mail me at [email protected] and I will do my best to help.

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My First Reading Club 2019 Review

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My First Reading Club Review

About My First Reading Club

My First Reading Club is a gift you give your child that last's their whole life. Each month three hand-picked books will be carefully boxed and sent to your doorstep. Your child will view My First Reading Club as a gift they receive every month further reinforcing how wonderful it is to read.

Cost: as low as $19.99

Frequency: Monthly

Age Options: Newborn – 3 Years & 4-5 Years & 6-8 Years & 9-10 Years & 11-12 Years

Our My First Reading Club Experience

I hope you are kicking 2019 off fabulously!  We are because we got our favorite kid's book subscription in.  Check out the books we got this month.  Every month you get 3 – 4 books based on the age range you selected.  We typically get a mix of easy reading, more in-depth reading and a coloring book or interactive book.  The kids color and do the interactive books 100% of the time and honestly, only about 75% of the time do we read all the books we get.  However, this is changing as my kids are getting older and my 1st grader has a reading list now.

In the last 2 years of receiving books from MFRC I have been impressed. But now that I have a child old enough to have a reading list I am realizing just how awesome of a job they do. We have received almost every book from my daughter's 1st grade reading list in this children's book subscription box. I kid you not! That means I not only did not have to go find the books, I got them at a fraction of the cost too.

So What's Different About This Book Club? Unlike other book clubs out there (like Literati) all the books you receive each month you keep at no additional cost. You don't have to worry about return windows or extra charges. Is every book we receive a match for my kids? No, but all the books that aren't a match for my kids make excellent gifts!  So put a check mark next to kid's birthday gifts as well.

Sign up for My First Reading Club here.  And go here if you want to see other MFRC Reviews.  Thank you for reading about My First Reading Club 2019 Review.