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Ways to Watch the Bats Emerge at Dusk

July 31, 2015 0

There are several ways to see the bats emerge, and even other places than downtown to see them! When was the last time you saw the bats emerge at dusk? One of our town’s best […]

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Austin Music Mama

August 2015 Family-Friendly Music Roundup

July 31, 2015 0

Austin is definitely a city that is filled with live music options for every taste. Whether your preference favors country, rap, rock, hip-hop, classical or indie, chances are you’ll find it in this city. It’s […]

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Blues on the Green

July 30, 2015 0

Blues on the Green is the biggest outdoor music event of the summer. If you haven’t been before, the stage is set up on the northeast corner of Zilker Park, near Lou Neff Point. Music […]

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Event: Ice Painting at The Contemporary Museum of Art

July 30, 2015 0

An item on the August Summer Fun Checklist for Kids is Ice Painting at Laguna Gloria’s Second Saturdays for Families! Every second Saturday of the month, The Contemporary Austin offers hands-on art-making workshops at Laguna Gloria, […]

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Event: TRACE Austin Ice Cream Social

July 29, 2015 0

You’re invited to TRACE Austin’s annual Ice Cream Social! Chef Angel is whipping up tons of frosty sweets and treats for kids of all ages, plus housemade fido ice cream for our four-legged family members. […]

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Event: The Big Latch On at BabyEarth, 8/1

July 28, 2015 0

The Big Latch On is a global event that aims to promote and support breastfeeding by having mothers across the world breastfeed their babies simultaneously. On Saturday, August 1, the Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin […]

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Painting with a Twist

July 28, 2015 0

I like to fancy myself an artist sometimes; I nearly majored in fine arts in college and then realized that my talent was not strong enough to provide even a meager existence. So I took […]

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Event: Walk With A Doc at San Gabriel Park, 8/15

July 28, 2015 0

Join providers from Scott & White Healthcare – Round Rock for a brief informational discussion followed by a healthy two-mile walk through San Gabriel Park. Follow Chamber Way to the end and look for Walk […]

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Feature: Christine Haas

July 28, 2015 1

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. You probably recognize Christine Haas’s face, […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Event: Carnival of Books at BookPeople, 8/8

July 27, 2015 0

BookPeople will be hosting a Carnival of Books on Saturday, August 8th to celebrate all things books and reading with raucous merriment, bookish carnival games, tons of giveaways, an epic family read-aloud with favorite kids […]

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Weekly Planner: July 27 – August 2, 2015

July 26, 2015 0

Welcome to the all new Weekly Planner on LiveMom.com! We’ve combined our two most favorite weekly posts, The Weekenders (weekend events) and What’s Up Weekly (weekday events) into one! Wondering which family-friendly events are happening […]

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Summer Movies: July 27-31, 2015

July 26, 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 Reading Mama

Local Author Reading List: Jennifer Ziegler

July 24, 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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Austin Foodie Mama

Where to Find Sno-Cones in Austin

July 24, 2015 0

Gone are the days of snow-cones’ past when we had to settle for about six colorful flavors over choppy ice at the afternoon Little League game. We happily danced around with our blue or red […]

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Where to Skate in Austin

July 22, 2015 0

July Summer Fun Checklist for Kids Item: Go Skating: Roller, Ice, Skateboarding or Rollerblading Whether you prefer indoors or out, close to the rail or out on the ice, Austin has plenty of places to […]

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Explore Play for All Abilities Park

July 21, 2015 0

July Summer Fun Checklist for Kids Item: Explore the Play for All Abilities Park in Round Rock  What is arguably one of the Austin-area’s best parks, Play for All Abilities Park in Round Rock took […]

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Giveaways

Hawaiian Falls Annual Ice Dump {and a Giveaway}

July 21, 2015 1

If you’ve yet to check out Hawaiian Falls, the newest water park in Central Texas, be sure to make a point to go this summer. Located in Pflugerville, mere minutes from Austin,  Hawaiian Falls has an exciting Adventure […]

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2015 List of Austin-Area School Supply Drives

July 21, 2015 2

This post originally appeared on GivingCityAustin. Please check the post for updates. There could never be enough school supply drives. Here’s why: According to the Texas Education Agency, this past school year, 47 percent of […]

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Austin Travel Mama

A Picture-Perfect Trip to Boston and Southern Maine

July 21, 2015 0

My vision of a family vacation in New England came straight from Robert McCloskey. I loved his beautiful children’s books, including Blueberries for Sal, Time of Wonder and Make Way for Ducklings as a girl, […]

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Summer Movie Roundup: July 20-26, 2015

July 20, 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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Weekly Events

Weekly Planner: July 20-26, 2015

July 19, 2015 0

    Welcome to the all new Weekly Planner on LiveMom.com! We’ve combined our two most favorite weekly posts, The Weekenders (weekend events) and What’s Up Weekly (weekday events) into one! Wondering which family-friendly events […]

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Event: Back to School Festival, 8/15

July 17, 2015 0

Kick off the 2015-2016 school year at the Mueller Back to School Festival! Enjoy the obstacle course, crafts, demonstrations, a photo booth, DJ and many more activities for kids of all ages. Mueller Austin will […]

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Landa Park in New Braunfels

July 17, 2015 0

July Summer Fun Checklist for Kids Item: Play and Swim at Landa Park in New Braunfels Ready for a change in scenery? Landa Park is just a quick 50-minute jaunt down I-35. Nestled in the […]

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Exploring the Barton Creek Greenbelt

July 16, 2015 0

We Austinites are known for our love of the outdoors. You’ll see throngs of people, happily sipping coffee on the deck at Jo’s Coffee in August, people lining up to jump into Barton Springs on […]

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Event: ArcAttack at The Long Center

July 15, 2015 0

July Summer Fun Checklist for Kids Item: Attend ArcAttack at Long Center Seen on America’s Got Talent, ArcAttack is a performance art group that specializes in playing music through a combination of homemade, high-tech instruments […]

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Perfect Park for Toddlers at the Triangle

July 13, 2015 0

There is a small playground tucked into the Triangle, designed specifically with 2-5 year olds in mind. I have been bringing my toddler there since he was learning to walk and there’s a lot that […]

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Giveaway: Super Hero Express Tickets

July 13, 2015 0

The Austin Steam Train Association’s Bertram Flyer takes off from the train depot in Cedar Park and takes riders on a 44-mile round trip journey to Bertram, Texas that spans the South San Gabriel River. Once […]

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Weekly Events

Weekly Planner: July 13-19, 2015

July 13, 2015 0

Welcome to the all new Weekly Planner on LiveMom.com! We’ve combined our two most favorite weekly posts, The Weekenders (weekend events) and What’s Up Weekly (weekday events) into one! Wondering which family-friendly events are happening […]

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Summer Movies: July 13-19, 2015

July 12, 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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Ride Your Bike on the Veloway

July 10, 2015 0

July Summer Fun Checklist for Kids Item: Ride Your Bike on the Veloway Austinites prefer a little green space with their urban jungle. Like the greenbelts that crisscross town, the Veloway is a unique venue […]

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Event: Grovefest, 7/11

July 9, 2015 0

Come Celebrate Austin’s new park at Grovefest, which is taking place Saturday, July 11th from noon until 3pm! The Signature Park at The Grove will be one of the largest parks in central Austin. It’s […]

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HOPE Farmers Market and HOPE Outdoor Gallery

July 8, 2015 0

July Summer Fun Checklist Items: Sample a veggie at HOPE Farmers Market Sample Station AND Check out artists at work at the HOPE Outdoor Gallery. HOPE Farmers Market Held every Sunday from 11 a.m. to […]

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Austin Theatre Mama

Event: Pollyanna Theatre’s Sarah the Dinosaur

July 7, 2015 0

July Summer Fun Checklist for Kids Item: Catch Pollyanna Theatre’s Sarah the Dinosaur  Sarah the Dinosaur is a new play by Pollyanna Theatre showing at The Long Center for Performing Arts Rollins Studio Theatre. A […]

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Swim at Deep Eddy Pool

July 6, 2015 0

When it comes to pools, there are few out there quite like Deep Eddy. Once a swimming hole on the Colorado River, Deep Eddy is a freshwater swimming pool, similar to Barton Springs. Each night, […]

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Trailer Food Tuesdays at Long Center

July 6, 2015 0

Grab your picnic blanket and head to The Long Center for Performing Arts for Trailer Food Tuesdays on July 7, 2015 as part of your Summer Fun Checklist for July! Image courtesy of Long Center […]

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