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Austin Foodie Mama

Thursday’s Dish: Creamy Polenta

September 30, 2010 5

LiveMom’s Catherine had a party for her husband’s 40th birthday last weekend where we made a five-course Italian dinner for 20. It was a lot of work and a lot of fun, fueled by really […]

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Features

Milk : It Does a Tiny Body Good

September 29, 2010 0

On Saturday, October 2nd, the Mother’s Milk Bank at Austin and the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) are co-sponsoring the Quintessence Global Breastfeeding Challenge, which will take place at the SFC Farmer’s Market in downtown Austin. The event begins […]

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Events

APL Literature Live: Strega Nona

September 29, 2010 0

APL North Village Branch is hosting Literature Live today with a hilarious tale of a wise old woman, a magic pasta pot, a not-too-smart young man, and the trouble that comes from learning the hard way that sometimes […]

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APL Literature Live: Strega Nona

September 29, 2010 0

APL Twin Oaks Branch is hosting Literature Live today with a hilarious tale of a wise old woman, a magic pasta pot, a not-too-smart young man, and the trouble that comes from learning the hard way that sometimes […]

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APL Literature Live: Strega Nona

September 29, 2010 0

APL Manchaca Road Branch is hosting Literature Live today with a hilarious tale of a wise old woman, a magic pasta pot, a not-too-smart young man, and the trouble that comes from learning the hard way that sometimes […]

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APL Literature Live: Strega Nona

September 29, 2010 0

APL Milwood Branch is hosting Literature Live today with a hilarious tale of a wise old woman, a magic pasta pot, a not-too-smart young man, and the trouble that comes from learning the hard way that sometimes […]

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APL Literature Live: Strega Nona

September 29, 2010 0

APL Howson Branch is hosting Literature Live today with a hilarious tale of a wise old woman, a magic pasta pot, a not-too-smart young man, and the trouble that comes from learning the hard way that sometimes […]

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APL Literature Live: Strega Nona

September 29, 2010 0

APL Hampton Branch at  Oak Hill is hosting Literature Live today with a hilarious tale of a wise old woman, a magic pasta pot, a not-too-smart young man, and the trouble that comes from learning the hard […]

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APL Literature Live: Strega Nona

September 29, 2010 0

APL Cepeda Branch is hosting Literature Live today with a hilarious tale of a wise old woman, a magic pasta pot, a not-too-smart young man, and the trouble that comes from learning the hard way that […]

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APL Literature Live: Strega Nona

September 29, 2010 0

APL Ruiz Branch is hosting Literature live today with a hilarious tale of a wise old woman, a magic pasta pot, a not-too-smart young man, and the trouble that comes from learning the hard way that sometimes […]

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APL Literature Live: Strega Nona

September 29, 2010 0

APL Terrazas Branch is hosting Literature live today with a hilarious tale of a wise old woman, a magic pasta pot, a not-too-smart young man, and the trouble that comes from learning the hard way that sometimes […]

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APL Literature Live: Strega Nona

September 29, 2010 0

APL Carver Branch is hosting Literature live today with a hilarious tale of a wise old woman, a magic pasta pot, a not-too-smart young man, and the trouble that comes from learning the hard way that […]

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Events

Star Coffee Co. Live Music RR

September 29, 2010 0

Jul and the Chrome Wheels (Blues and Rock) this week for free live music Thursday at Star Coffee Co. in Round Rock. Great atmosphere, kid friendly! 7:00-10:00pm www.starcocoffe.com 114 E. Main Street, Round Rock, TX

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Events

No Tour Tuesday @ Austin Children’s Museum

September 29, 2010 0

The first Tuesday of every month is reserved for family visitors. ACM does not book school or group visits on the first Tuesday of every month. This limits the number of visitors in each gallery […]

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Austin

National Night Out

September 27, 2010 1

I am lucky to live on a street that participates in National Night Out. Although I’ve only been able to go to one event in the past two years (my son had H1N1 last year […]

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Austin Health and Beauty Mama

Thursday’s Dish: Healthier Cafeteria Food

September 23, 2010 1

I was happy to hear that changes are afoot in my daughter’s school cafeteria. Starting this week, Pflugerville ISD is converting all its schools to a “Gold Menu” that focuses on healthier foods. The changes […]

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Helping a Child Grieve

September 22, 2010 2

Recently, a close friend’s 23-month-old daughter died unexpectedly.  This is a friend that my children played with regularly…nearly every week.  I knew that my 21-month-old would not be able to understand that our friend was […]

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To School…or…Not?

September 22, 2010 10

As my son begins his last year of preschool, I listen with anticipation — and could that be a little dread? — from the moms whose children have started kindergarten. Although there are admittedly many […]

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Events

BookPeople – 10 years of Olivia storytime!

September 21, 2010 0

BookPeople is celebrating ten years of Olivia books with a special storytime. They will also have cake, crafts and activities. 10:30am BookPeople 603 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX

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Book People – Nerds 2 – Book Signing

September 21, 2010 0

Come out and have your copy signed by the author Michael Buckley. Nerds 2, which is the second book in the series, is about “5th grade super spies.” You must purchase your copy of NERDS […]

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Events

Austin Children’s Museum FREE

September 21, 2010 0

Free admission but $1 donation is suggested for Community Night every Wednesday from 5:00- 8:00pm. www.austinkids.org Austin Children’s Museum 201 Colorado Austin, TX 472-2499

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Kinder Crafts at Wells Branch Library

September 21, 2010 0

Join us this fall for a special arts and crafts class just for kids ages 3-6. The crafts include collage, painting, drawing, coloring, sculpting, and more! http://www.wblibrary.org/news-events/lib-cal

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ABC’s of Cooking

September 21, 2010 0

Cooking Classes for 5-10 year olds will be held at the Lake Travis Community Library every third Tuesday of the month at 3:45pm. It’s guaranteed fun! http://www.laketravislibrary.org/PDF_files/September_2010_Calendar.pdf Lake Travis Community Library, 2300 Lohman’s Spur, Suite 100, […]

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Mommy Mob

Guest Post: Safe Food, Healthy Kids

September 19, 2010 1

With school back in session, parents are busier than ever with school projects, homework help and soccer practice. No doubt, parents have a lot on their plates, and that should not include worrying about whether […]

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Austin

POW Fundraiser: A family-friendly event

September 18, 2010 0

What are you doing this Tuesday evening for dinner? Head on over to Justine’s Brasserie for a family-friendly fundraiser that benefits the People, Ocean and Wildlife affected by the Gulf Oil Spill. Thanks, Celeste, for […]

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Events

Star Coffee Co. Live Music RR

September 17, 2010 0

Second Line Jazz Band (Jazz Jam Band) this week for free live music Thursday at Star Coffee Co. in Round Rock. Great atmosphere, kid friendly! 7:00-10:00pm

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Star Coffee Co. Live Music RR

September 17, 2010 0

Tons of Fun (Dixieland Jazz Jam Band) this week for free live music Thursday at Star Coffee Co in Round Rock. Great atmosphere, kid friendly! 7:00 – 10:00 pm

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Star Coffee Co. Live Music RR

September 17, 2010 0

Free live music Thursday at Star Coffee Co in Round Rock. This week see Trio4mas (Latin Jazz). Great atmosphere, kid friendly! 7:00 – 10:00 pm

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Recipes

Thursday’s Dish: End of Summer Gazpacho

September 16, 2010 2

I can’t tell you how badly I want to be writing about a chill in the air, cooking with pumpkin, drinking hot chocolate … but, no, it’s still in the mid to upper 90s every […]

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Events

Mr. Johnny at Nutty Brown

September 15, 2010 0

Bring the kids for a fun and interactive music show with scarves, bubbles, rhythm sticks, bean bag animals and more! FREE   Nutty Brown Cafe 12225 W Highway 290

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Bookdrive at BookPeople

September 15, 2010 0

Bookdrive to Support the Catherine Elizabeth Gibson Endowment for Children’s Books supporting Dell Children’s Medical Center library Join us today for a special storytime/book drive for a good cause. Catherine’s parents started the endowment after […]

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Austin

We’re going to ACL, baby!

September 14, 2010 0

Can you believe that the Austin City Limits Music Festival has been around for eight years already? And can you believe that in all of those eight years, I haven’t made it to one show? […]

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Recipes

Thursday’s Dish : Easy Shrimp Enchiladas

September 9, 2010 1

Our dear Shannon, creator of delicious and healthful dishes, is quite busy this week, so I am throwing one of my recipes in for Thursday’s Dish in hopes of giving her a break.  Keep in […]

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Giveaways

GIVEAWAY: A Pair of Tickets to Tri-Style!!

September 8, 2010 12

Would you like to go on an athlete-inspired shopping trip? Grab a friend and get ready for a makeover! Well Styled is giving away a pair of tickets to Tri-Style, valued at $50 per ticket that […]

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Austin

Safety To and From School

September 8, 2010 0

School’s been back in session now for a couple of weeks and we’ve already had several incidents of kids’ safety being compromised as they either walk to or from school. There was this one- actually […]

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Austin

Fabulous Fall Garden Installation Workshop

September 8, 2010 0

The rain should clear out by this weekend making it the perfect time to gather the family outdoors to plant a fall garden! Not sure how to go about planting a garden? Tiziana, from A […]

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Features

Talking to Children About Homelessness

September 6, 2010 2

Our house is close to the Mopac access road. Since my son isn’t in elementary school yet, we venture out most days for preschool, playdates or errands. Inevitably, we stop at a red light before […]

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Skype : Am I the Last One to the Party?

September 6, 2010 3

Hi, my name is Lori, and I hate to talk on the phone.  I seriously hate it.  Add in video, and I doubly hate it!  Okay, but there’s this thing called Skype that allows you […]

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Giveaways

And the winner is….

September 4, 2010 1

Remember the Summer Fun Photo Contest and Giveaway that happened at the beginning of the summer? We handed out 10 Kodak Sport Cameras to LiveMom readers who entered the giveaway (they also won a Kodak Photo […]

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