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Austin

Independence Day Activities Across Central Texas

June 30, 2012 0

Happy (almost) Independence Day, Austin! There are tons of festivals, parades, and fireworks shows in Austin and the surrounding areas, so find one close to you and get on out there to celebrate! Please make […]

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Recipes

Thursday’s Dish: Reader Favorite

June 28, 2012 0

LiveMom is on vacation this week so we thought that we would share one of our most read posts while we spend some time with our families. Shannon’s Safe Fish post, originally published on June […]

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Austin

GIVEAWAY: Invincible Czars Tickets and MORE!

June 27, 2012 0

Austin’s Invincible Czars have made their mark by creating exceptionally original music: songs and instrumental pieces that are like four-to-five minute mini-symphonies chock full of memorable melodies, meticulous arrangements, dynamics, and humor. Their music fuses […]

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Letterboxing: A Portable Treasure Hunt

June 27, 2012 1

It’s been a busy summer for us so far, with work and our children’s extracurricular activities keeping us tethered to Austin. While we do have some travel on the calendar – a long weekend in […]

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Mommy Mob

Rally Thursday and Make Some Noise

June 26, 2012 0

Recently, my boss and friend Eileen offered to put on an event. The date and place were to be determined, but the purpose had been set: celebrating you, your family, and your say in what […]

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Austin

Austin Area Splash Pads, Summer 2012

June 25, 2012 1

Austin is a city equipped for handling hot summers. The list below of Austin-area splash pads, compiled by Heidi from Free Fun in Austin, shows that we can indeed cool down when it’s boiling hot […]

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Thursday’s Dish: A Simple Summer Picnic

June 21, 2012 0

One of our favorite ways to wind down a summer evening is to pack a picnic dinner and burn off the daylight at our favorite public pool. Because such an outing spans the dinner hour, […]

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Austin

Free and Cheap Movies Summer 2012

June 20, 2012 0

In Texas, summer is winter. Confused? What I mean by that is that we Texans tend to spend more time indoors during the summer months since temperatures are so hot, much like northerners do in […]

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Keeping Your Family Sun Safe

June 19, 2012 2

It’s a rite of passage during the summer. Put on clothes, brush teeth, grab the keys and, if you are spending any time outside with your kids, make sure you have the sunscreen packed. So […]

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Honoring Local Dads on Father’s Day

June 17, 2012 2

Today’s the day! Last month, we moms had a chance to be pampered and feel the love, so now it’s time to honor the dads. Last year we had a chance to talk to some […]

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Features

A Mommy Mob Party

June 16, 2012 6

Whenever we hit summer, I always find myself antsy-pantsy to throw a party. My line of work doesn’t slow much in summer, and child care gets more complicated not less. Still, there is that little […]

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Weekend Events

The Weekenders: Events for Austin Families, June 15-17, 2012

June 15, 2012 0

Friday Family Fun Night: Schave and Reilly- Modern-day versions of Vaudeville’s baggy-pants comedians. Reminiscent of Laurel and Hardy, these two delightful clowns use an original blend of ridiculous dance, slapstick, and juggling to tell stories […]

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Austin

Children’s Day Art Park

June 12, 2012 0

A local Austin tradition, Children’s Day Art Park is back again this year every Wednesday morning! Children can experience the magic of the arts at Children’s Day Art Park. This exciting summer program features local […]

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Features

Summer Safety : Fun in the Sun

June 11, 2012 0

Summer is my absolute favorite time of year. I love the hot weather, the constant sunshine, and the endless opportunities for fun outside. Since I have become a parent, I have spent a lot more […]

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Giveaways

Thursday’s Dish and a Giveaway: Pick Up Sticks

June 7, 2012 0

Kebabs make outdoor cooking easy, portable and downright tasty … yet they do have their challenges. The best skewer length is the 12-inch skewer because it fits all you would need for one entrée portion […]

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Austin

Eating out in Greater Austin with Kids

June 5, 2012 16

For us, summer means extended adventures, spontaneous swims and relaxed schedules. We also tend to eat out more during the summer. Grocery store trips become irregular, my interest in trying out new recipes wanes and […]

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What’s Buggin’ Ya, Texas?

June 4, 2012 0

Summer in Texas can come with a side of itchiness. There are many insects and plants that thrive during a Texas summer…and that can leave you scratching non-stop. Chiggers, mosquitoes, fleas and mites can leave […]

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Events

Kid Shows at Ruta Maya

June 1, 2012 0

Sunday, June 3rd – Scotty Roo Sunday, June 10th – Laura Freeman and the Hey Lollies Tuesday, June 12th – The Boogers with special guest Mr. Leebot Sunday, June 17th – Staci Gray Sunday, June […]

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Events

Second Saturdays are for Families

June 1, 2012 0

Second Saturdays bring hands-on art making workshops at Laguna Gloria where the crafts are inspired by the exhibitions on view. The fun starts at 11 and goes until 3 pm. Enjoy family-friendly performances, meet local […]

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Events

Yomicon

June 1, 2012 1

YomiCon is Friday, June 8th from 3pm – 8pm at the Ruiz Branch Library. This free event is designed for teens who love manga anime video games cosplay card game Japanese culture **Register by June […]

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Events

Painting at Kaleidoscope Toys

June 1, 2012 0

Kids 5 and up can get creative painting an underwater view. All materials are provided, and this activity is free. Kaleidoscope toys is located at 1601 South IH35 Ste 325, Round Rock TX 78664.

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Events

View the Venus Transit

June 1, 2012 0

View this planetary feat through solar telescopes and with solar safe glasses at the roof top of the Robert Lee Moore Building on the UT Austin campus. The transit will begin around 5 p.m. and […]

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Events

Scavenger Hunt at The Hideout

June 1, 2012 0

Sundays in June, head out to The Hideout a child-friendly improv show that includes a scavenger hunt! Guided by hidden clues and exciting games, you will help the actors decide where to go and what […]

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Events

Many Fold Manifolds : Origami Exhibit

June 1, 2012 0

Robert J. Lang, origami artist, brings many of his sculptures to the McDermott Learning Center. On June 2nd, Lang will provide a 10 a.m. gallery walk and will lecture in the Center auditorium at 11:30 […]

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Events

Insect Safari

June 1, 2012 0

Magnify, measure, and describe bugs in the terrain around Bear Creek. This event takes place in South Austin. You must register to learn the location and directions.