For my son's first Christmas, we lucked into a photo with local celebrity dad Owen Egerton at what was then Moxie and the Compound. Sadly, Owen has not reprised his role in recent years.
Features

Seeing Santa, Austin-Style, In 2015

November 30, 2015 0

Most of us families know by now that Santa makes appearances at local malls. But this is Austin, after all. Where can you see the jolly old guy and get a different kind of experience? […]

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Events

Event: LMNO Show with Gustafer Yellowgold

November 30, 2015 0

The LMNO Show is a new series that brings much loved music for families to the Austin Scottish Rite Theater. The second show in the series is happening on Saturday, December 13, 2015 at 4pm. […]

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Features

Letters to Santa & USPS Shipping Deadlines

November 30, 2015 0

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus — and the Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter, complete with a North Pole postmark. Here are the steps for […]

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Events

Event: Community Chanukah Celebration, 12/6

November 30, 2015 0

Austin’s Community Chanukah Celebration features Latkepalooza with celebrity chefs spearheaded by Chef Shawn Cirkiel, activities & entertainment for all ages. Enjoy food and drink from: Amy’s Ice Creams Gold Star Kettle Corn Guns & Oil […]

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Weekday Events

Weekly Planner: November 30 – December 6, 2015

November 29, 2015 0

Happening Daily Whole Foods Ice Skating on the Plaza – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Tickets are $10 and include skate rental. Whole Foods, 525 N. Lamar Blvd. Tinplate Trackers’ Holiday Model Train Exhibit (Round […]

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Austin

Buy Local Austin Gift Guide 2015

November 27, 2015 0

‘Tis the season to make lists. For the moment, let’s just assume everyone is on the “nice” list. Sure, you can do all your shopping online these days, but why not put your money into […]

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Explore Austin: 5 Best Parks in West Austin

November 24, 2015 0

Oh, Austin. From your people to your outdoor spaces to your laid-back vibe, it’s no wonder people are flocking to our town in droves. For parents, a great way to get out of the house […]

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Event: Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting, 11/29

November 24, 2015 0

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the 49th Annual Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. Join emcee Quita Culpepper, Mayor Steve Adler, and Austin Parks and Recreation Director Sara Hensley as they kick off […]

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Features

Event: Wimberley Alive!, 11/27-28

November 23, 2015 0

Have you been wanting to support Wimberley as it rebuilds from recent floods? Here’s one way you can. Wimberley Alive, a music and art festival which was originally scheduled from October, has been rescheduled for […]

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Features

Feature: Jennifer Perkins, Crafter, Blogger

November 23, 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. I am constantly inspired by Austin’s […]

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Weekday Events

Weekly Planner: November 23-29, 2015

November 22, 2015 0

Monday, November 23, 2015 Baby Bloomers: Community Helpers (Doctors) – 9-10 a.m., Grab a stethoscope and learn how doctors help to keep us healthy and care for us when we’re sick! Make your very own doctor’s […]

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Events

Event: Architects of Air, 11/20-11/29

November 19, 2015 0

Architects of Air, an amazingly huge walk-through art installation, contemplative space, homage to geometry and receptacle of light and color, is returning to the West Lawn of the Long Center on November 20-29, 2015. Architects […]

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Camps

Fantastic Magic Camp’s Winter Break Camp

November 17, 2015 0

 Looking for a camp for your child for the upcoming winter break? Fantastic Magic Camp will hold its annual Winter Break Camp on Monday, December 28, 2015 through Friday, January 1, 2016! Registration is now […]

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2015 Austin Area Holiday Happenings

November 17, 2015 0

Hill Country Galleria’s Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa’s Arrival – November 19, 6 p.m. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave The fun starts at 6pm in the outdoor amphitheater with a special […]

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Events

Event: Austin Empty Bowl Project, 11/22

November 16, 2015 0

The Austin Empty Bowl Project is an effort by Austin area potters to fight hunger. Always the Sunday before Thanksgiving, this annual family-friendly event invites you to select your favorite from thousands of locally crafted […]

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Weekday Events

Weekly Planner: November 16-22, 2015

November 15, 2015 0

Many thanks to KLRU for sponsoring the Weekly Planner! Take note: KLRU schedule changes, which started November 2nd, include Sesame Street airing at 9 a.m. on weekdays while Curious George, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Arthur […]

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Event: Alamo Kids Camp, 11/20-11/26

November 13, 2015 0

Looking for some indoor fun for the family during the week around Thanksgiving? Alamo Drafthouse’s Kids Camp is screening Space Jam November 20-26, 2015 at 11am at Alamo Lakeline. Children 3 and up will be […]

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Event: A Night of Squid Benefit, 11/19

November 12, 2015 0

For one night only comes a convergence of music, art, plays, stories and cephalopods at A Night of Squid. All proceeds go to the Autism Society of Central Texas on their 25th anniversary. See new […]

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Austin

How I Find Balance As A Mom

November 12, 2015 0

I’ve been asked how I balance working full time, being a mom, writing my personal blog as well as contributing to other blogs, and planning blogger events. Here are five thoughts on how I stay […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Local Author Reading List: Jan Bozarth

November 11, 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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Event: Citizen Smalls Launch Party, 11/15

November 11, 2015 0

Citizen Smalls is a hip and unique, sustainable apparel line for kiddos created for fun, comfort and play! Clothing is ethically made in Austin, Texas and will withstand running, jumping, somersaults and playing in the […]

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Events

Holiday Parades in the Austin Area

November 11, 2015 0

It’s my favorite time of year…. for parades and lights, brightly lit trees and sweet treats, festive gatherings and precious time spent with friends and family. Two of my family’s NEVER MISS events in Austin […]

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Austin

Eat Out in Austin on Thanksgiving

November 9, 2015 0

If the smell of roasting turkey is what you desire but a sink full of dirty dishes has you running for cover, eating out with your friends and family at an Austin restaurant this Thanksgiving […]

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Austin Travel Mama

LBJ Ranch: Austin Bucket List for 2015

November 9, 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

Weekly Planner: November 9-15, 2015

November 8, 2015 0

Many thanks to KLRU for sponsoring the Weekly Planner! Take note: KLRU schedule changes, which started November 2nd, include Sesame Street airing at 9 a.m. on weekdays while Curious George, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Arthur […]

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Event: LMNO Show at Scottish Rite Theater

November 8, 2015 0

Join Austin legends Joe McDermott and Staci Gray to celebrate their newest album releases on Saturday, November 14, 2015. LMNO Show, presented by Springfree Trampoline, is a series of family-friendly shows co-presented by and performed at the […]

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Event: 2nd Annual Bike EAST Art Attack!

November 6, 2015 0

Bike E.A.S.T. is a social media-crazed, mostly serious art scavenger hunt, bike ride, and raffle supporting The Ghisallo Cycling Initiative and Big Medium. The event takes place on Sunday, November 15, 2015 from 11am-6pm. Bike […]

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Shop Local: Holiday Markets and Craft Fairs

November 5, 2015 2

There’s never a shortage of local, handmade items to purchase for loved ones over the holiday season in Austin, Texas! With so many artists calling this city home, you are bound to come across that […]

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