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Features

Event: Hairspray Playing at Hillside Theatre

June 30, 2015 0

Hairspray is coming to the Hillside Theatre at Zilker Park July 10 – August 15, 2015. The show runs Thursday through Sunday evenings, beginning approximately at 8:15 p.m. Mark it off your July Summer Fun […]

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Austin

Topgolf: Austin Bucket List for 2015

June 29, 2015 0

We say it all the time, but we do truly believe it: Austin is an amazing place to raise a family. With this in mind, we’re on a mission to go discover all the things […]

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Weekday Events

Weekday Events: June 29 – July 3, 2015

June 28, 2015 0

Be sure to check out our monthly movie round up post for free and discounted summer movies! Monday, June 29, 2015 Baby Bloomers: Exploring the World- 9:00am – noon.This week we are going down under! […]

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Austin

Play at Zilker Park

June 26, 2015 0

June Summer Fun Checklist Item: Play at Zilker Park Zilker Park is sometimes referred to as Austin’s own Central Park, and for good reason. The park is actually several parks in one, since it includes […]

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Weekend Events: June 26-28, 2015

June 25, 2015 0

Happening All Weekend Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27 at 8 p.m., For its 7th season, Young Shakespeare, Austin Shakespeare’s teen company, will transform Richard Garriott de Cayeux’s […]

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Features

Feature: Peter Clark of Texans Care for Children

June 24, 2015 0

Here at LiveMom, we love meeting new moms (and dads) doing interesting things around town. Our monthly features give us an excuse to learn more about these hardworking Austinites. We’ve long been fans of Texans […]

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Events

Giveaway: Austin Aztex Tickets

June 23, 2015 0

Austin Aztex, Austin’s own USL professional soccer league, is playing against Sacramento Republic on June 27 at 7:30 p.m. at their new temporary location, Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex. The games are family-friendly and offer a […]

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Kayak or Canoe Lady Bird Lake

June 23, 2015 0

June Summer Fun Checklist Item: Kayak or Canoe on Lady Bird Lake   Summer in Austin is all about finding creative ways to cool off. One way to do this is to take a canoe […]

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Austin

A Stroll Down South Congress Avenue

June 22, 2015 0

When we are thinking about places to take out-of-town guests, one option always pops into my head: taking a stroll down South Congress Avenue, which is of course more commonly known in these parts as […]

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Austin

Westcave Announces Special Friday Canyon Tours

June 22, 2015 0

Westcave Preserve is offering special Canyon Tours on Fridays during Summer 2015! Friday Canyon Tours June 12 – August 21 (no tours July 3) Canyon Tours at 11:00 am and 1:00pm Gates open 10am – […]

What's Up Weekly
Weekday Events

Weekday Events: June 22-26, 2015

June 21, 2015 0

Be sure to check out our monthly movie round up post for free and discounted summer movies! Monday, June 22, 2015 Baby Bloomers: Exploring the World- 9:00am – noon. Exploring the World: North and South America! […]

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Volunteer

Backpacks for Hope

June 20, 2015 0

Donate NEW backpacks and school supplies, and bring HOPE to kids and their moms for the new school year during the 5th Annual Backpacks for Hope Drive. The Texas Advocacy Project is collecting NEW backpacks […]

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Weekend Events

Weekend Events: June 19-21, 2015

June 19, 2015 0

Happening All Weekend Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 at 8 p.m., For its 7th season, Young Shakespeare, Austin Shakespeare’s teen company, will transform Richard Garriott de Cayeux’s […]

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Austin

Texas Military Forces Museum

June 19, 2015 0

June Summer Fun Checklist Item: Visit the Texas Military Forces Museum  The 45,000-square foot Texas Military Forces Museum explores the history of the Lone Star State’s militia and volunteer forces from 1823 (the date of […]

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Events

July Summer Fun Checklist Kickoff Event

June 18, 2015 1

It’s hard to believe that we are half way through the June Summer Fun Checklist already! Hopefully,  your kids have had a chance to mark off at least a couple of items. Or perhaps they’ve […]

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Austin Foodie Mama

Enjoying an Agua Fresca

June 18, 2015 0

June Summer Fun Checklist Item: Cool Off with an Agua Fresca During the summer, I find more excuses to indulge in cool treats, and one drink I’ve found which is a real summer crowd pleaser […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Local Author Reading List: Jonathan Hewitt

June 17, 2015 0

It’s hard enough for us parents to find time to read, let alone to decide what to read. Head to the library and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the stacks upon stacks of interesting-sounding […]

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Events

Event: Wolrd Refugee Day, June 20, 2015

June 17, 2015 0

Commemorate the United Nations’ World Refugee Day at the Bullock Museum with a naturalization ceremony, free samples of world cuisine, live music and performances, and activities for families with kids ages 6 and up. June […]

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Event: Take a Kid Mountain Biking

June 17, 2015 0

Pass your love of the trail on to kids during out Take a Kid Mountain Biking series! There are three different dates scheduled for 2015, each on a Saturday (March 14, June 27, and September […]

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Event: Amy’s Summer Movie Mondays

June 16, 2015 0

Enjoy free movies for the whole family at Amy’s Ice Creams on Burnet at dusk on Mondays! Schedule: June 8 – Space Jam June 15 – The Parent Trap June 22 – Iron Giant June […]

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Austin

Visit the Elisabet Ney Museum

June 16, 2015 1

The Elisabet Ney Museum is the former studio and portrait collection created by 19th century sculptor Elisabet Ney. In 1892, Ney (1833-1907) purchased property in Austin, established a studio named Formosa and resumed her career […]

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Events

Free Family Films at Bullock Museum

June 15, 2015 0

All summer long, the Bullock Museum is presenting a bi-weekly Summer Free Family Series. These programs are FREE and open to the public. You will find some old favorites, and discover some soon to be […]

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Austin

Austin Dads Reflect on Fatherhood

June 15, 2015 0

A few years ago, we had a very popular Father’s Day post in which we asked prominent Austin dads a few questions about parenting. We had so much fun putting that together, that we decided […]

What's Up Weekly
Weekday Events

Weekday Events: June 15-19, 2015

June 14, 2015 2

There’s always so much to do in Austin during the summer months! In addition to the fun below, be sure to print out your June Summer Fun Checklist for more activities to do this summer […]

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Austin Travel Mama

Top Five Family-Friendly Sites in Amersterdam

June 12, 2015 0

Today is our eight month anniversary of living here in The Netherlands; Holland to be more specific. Our family bounced around the United States for several years, from California, to Texas (<3), to Maryland, and […]

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Features

Weekend Events: June 12-14, 2015

June 11, 2015 0

Friday, June, 12, 2015 End of School Ice Cream Jump- 5:00 to 8:00pm. Celebrate the end of another great school year by having a jumping great time and a ice cream sundae you create yourself! […]

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Austin

Summer Fun at the Bullock Museum

June 10, 2015 0

I love the pool as much as the next person, but there are many days during the summer when I just can’t do it anymore and need some relaxing time inside, in the air conditioning. […]

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Events

Juneteenth Celebrations in Greater Austin

June 10, 2015 0

June Summer Fun Checklist Item: Take Part in a Juneteenth Celebration  This year marks the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, a holiday to celebrate the announcement of the abolition of slavery. You can commemorate the sesquicentennial […]

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Austin

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

June 10, 2015 0

On a recent hot afternoon, I took my kids, who are almost four and almost two, for a visit to the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. We go there a lot — we live just a mile […]

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Events

Event: Fan Fare Friday

June 9, 2015 0

June Summer Fun Checklist Item: Donate a Fan to Family Eldercare at Fan Fare Friday We all know it gets hot in Texas during the Summer months. A simple fan can help bring relief from […]

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Events

Event: Second Saturdays for Families

June 9, 2015 0

June Summer Fun Checklist Item: Make Stringy Art at Laguna Gloria on Second Saturdays for Families Every second Saturday of the month, The Contemporary Austin offers hands-on art-making workshops at Laguna Gloria, inspired by the […]

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Events

Event and Giveaway: Taste North Austin at The Domain

June 8, 2015 1

The Domain’s 8th annual food festival, Taste of North Austin, features local restaurants, cooking demonstrations, live music, and activities for all ages. Calling all foodies! Restaurants from The Domain and north Austin are teaming up […]

2015 Free and Discounted Movie Roundup
Events

Monthly Movie Roundup

June 8, 2015 0

When you’re in need of a boredom buster for the kids and a break from the heat, there’s nothing better cooling down in a movie theater with some popcorn and some laughs. Even when it’s […]

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Austin Travel Mama

Take a Ride on the MetroRail

June 8, 2015 0

The MetroRail is Austin’s commuter train, operated by Capital Metro, that runs on a 32-mile line from Leander to downtown Austin. The first time I rode the MetroRail was in 2012 during the Fan Fest. […]

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Events

Chuggington Live! at The Long Center

June 8, 2015 0

June Checklist Item on the Summer Fun Checklist: Watch Chuggington Live! at The Long Center CHUGGINGTON LIVE! The Great Rescue Adventure is a musical adventure perfect for the entire family and is coming to the […]

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Austin

2015 Austin Birthday Party Guide

June 4, 2015 0

One of the questions we hear most is: “Where is the best place to have a birthday party for my child?”  With such a variety of local options available — at such a wide range […]

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Features

Weekend Events: June 5-7, 2015

June 4, 2015 0

Friday, June 5, 2015 Do512Family’s Kick off to Summer- 2-7 p.m., To celebrate the best season ever, Do512 Family decided to throw a party for families with live music, local food, magic, special performances and […]

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Events

Event: Cabela’s Kids Day

June 4, 2015 0

June Summer Fun Checklist Item: Kids Day at Cabela’s in Buda Head to Cabela’s in Buda for fun, FREE activities for the entire family. Cabela’s is partnering with the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation for its […]

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