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Reviews

Rapunzel at Scottish Rite Children’s Theatre

August 30, 2011 0

When my daughter was younger, we frequently attended Scottish Rite Children’s Theatre productions.  She enjoyed sitting on the ground in front of the stage, starstruck when characters would venture out into the audience and ask […]

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Events

BookKids Storytime

August 30, 2011 0

School is back in full swing and we here in BookKids couldn’t be happier about it!  New school supplies, new best friends, learning, recess, recess, recess — all fun things that you get to enjoy […]

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Events

LEGO Mini Model Build

August 30, 2011 2

Upcoming Mini Model Build: LEGO Scarecrow Tuesday, September 6, begins at 5:00pm until supplies last. Visit your local LEGO Store on the first Tuesday of every month and you can learn how to build a […]

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Kid-free businesses: What do you think?

August 30, 2011 5

photo credit: Andrew Stawarz It never fails. Whenever my husband and I go out for dinner on a date night, we are invariably seated next to a family. Perhaps it’s because we are still programmed […]

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Austin

Water Conservation in Central Texas

August 29, 2011 5

photo credit: Nico Paix There is no denying that it’s hot outside. And dry. Do you even remember what rain is? After running around all day Saturday in temperatures that topped 110 degrees, I made […]

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Events

UMC Open House

August 29, 2011 0

Interested in checking out UMC? Tuesday, August 30th would be the day to do it! Beauty and Coffee 10am – 2pm Kids Welcome Coffee & Refreshments Arts & Crafts Project Feel free to bring lunch […]

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Recipes

Thursday’s Dish: Cold Grilled Vegetable Soup

August 25, 2011 0

When I saw a recipe for Grilled Vegetable Gazpacho in the July issue of Cooking Light, I was intrigued. It’s still hot. I’m still looking for cold things to cook/eat. Sigh. photo credit: sleepyneko One […]

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Giveaways

be you. be true. GIVEAWAY

August 22, 2011 2

Today is the first day of a brand new school year for many kids throughout the Austin area! By now, you’ve most likely gotten the kids up, fed, clothed and ready for their first day […]

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Mommy Mob

Checking Up on Those Check-Ups

August 20, 2011 0

Ah, the whirlwind of activities surrounding a child’s birthday. My daughter just turned eight. Parties, presents, cake–check, check, check. Spoiled by the grandparents–double check. She finally has the rollerblades she’s been begging for, which were […]

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Events

FREE Music Together Big Kids Sample Class

August 17, 2011 0

September 14 Heartsong Music – 2700 West Anderson Lane, Ste. 320 September 14 – 4:00pm Music Together Big Kids is geared to the interests and abilities of 5-7 year olds.  This singing and movement program […]

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Events

FREE Music Together Inter-Generational Sample Class

August 17, 2011 0

September 14 Renaissance-Austin Retirement Residence – 11279 Taylor Draper Lane 10:15am Reach out to the seniors of our community and share the joys of music making with them by joining this Inter-Generational Music Together class. […]

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Events

FREE Music Together Sample Classes

August 17, 2011 0

September 7, 8, 10 Heartsong Music – 2700 West Anderson Lane, Ste. 320 September 7-8: 9:30am, 10:45am, 3:30pm and 4:45pm September 10: 9:30am and 10:45am Learn how singing and movement can bring EASE and FUN […]

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Events

FREE Aprende Cantando Sample Class

August 17, 2011 0

August 25 Free Aprende Cantando Sample Classes Heartsong Music – 2700 West Anderson Lane, Ste. 320 9:30am and 10:30am This music-filled, action-filled, fun-filled class is for babies through 5 year olds and their parents. Learn […]

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Events

Highland Mall Back to School Rally

August 17, 2011 0

August 18 from 5pm-9pm Gear up for Back to School at the Highland Mall Student Rally! Students and parents will enjoy a Fashion Show, teen bands by School of Rock and Elora & Gasoline Alley, […]

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Parenting Beyond Belief

August 16, 2011 6

photo credit: milos milosevic Parenting has this uncanny way of exposing everything you have never resolved in your head (one example for me is panhandling). A bigger issue for me is religion. I was raised […]

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Recipes

Thursday’s Dish: Chickpea and Celery Salad

August 11, 2011 1

I found an interesting recipe in a really wonderful book, “The Occassional Vegetarian” by Karen Lee. It’s a Chickpea and Celery Salad, which is an unexpected combination, but works surprisingly well. It’s cool, crunchy and […]

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Features

Getting ready for school PLUS GIVEAWAY

August 8, 2011 3

Thirteen days. That’s all that stands between summer and, for us, the start of kindergarten. It seems like eons ago that my son’s amazing preschool had an evening program about the transition to kindergarten. At […]

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Mommy Mob

Kicked Out of Class Over What?

August 6, 2011 1

That can’t be right was my reaction, and I imagine a lot of folks’, to the report out last month that 60%  of Texas students get suspended or expelled in middle or high school. When […]

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Lunch System Test Drive

August 2, 2011 3

Some moms are agonizing about the early mornings. Others are mapping out routes to school to avoid the nightmare that can be morning drop-off. Still others are prodding children through summer reading lists. Me? I’m […]

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Austin

Events at Highland Mall

August 1, 2011 0

The thought of heading outdoors right now is not pleasant, but, with the kids at home for the few remaining weeks of summer, activity is key to maintaining what little sanity I have left. The […]