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Texas Day Trips

Drive-Thru Zoos Near Austin

December 31, 2015 0

We are big fans of the Austin Zoo, but when we are in the mood for adventure, it can be fun to check out a drive-thru zoo. At some, you can feed the animals, which […]

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Event: STEMpreneur 2016

December 31, 2015 0

STEMed Labs is an Austin-based non-profit organization which works to increase opportunities for children to have exposure to innovative and experiential STEM education programs with the goal of producing a workforce ready to face the […]

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Events

Event: PBS Kids Is Coming To The Alamo Drafthouse

December 30, 2015 0

Alamo Drafthouse recently announced a year-long partnership with PBS KIDS to bring high-quality family programming to the big screen. Starting in January, Alamo locations in Austin and 11 other cities will host regular “PBS KIDS […]

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Austin

Best Hot Chocolate in Austin

December 29, 2015 0

Granted, it’s not cold for much of the year here in Austin, but when it is, we are never really ready for it. Whether you need a break in between errands, need an excuse to […]

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Event: Family Fun Celebration, 12/31

December 28, 2015 0

Spare Time, a locally-owned entertainment facility with bowling, laser tag (minimum height is 44″), an arcade with a Winner’s Corner to redeem points for prizes (and a lazer maze) and a full-service bar and grill, […]

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Austin

First Day Hikes 2016

December 28, 2015 1

Start the year off on the right foot, the left foot, or any foot — find a First Day Hike in a state park near you on New Year’s Day! First Day Hikes vary from […]

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Event: AISD High School Showcase

December 23, 2015 0

Austin ISD invites students, their families and the community to the inaugural High School Showcase! The showcase takes place from 9 a.m.–noon Jan. 9 at the Palmer Events Center. This free event is open to […]

Year in Review
Austin

2015 Austin Bucket List: Year In Review

December 22, 2015 0

For the second year, a group of us mamas made our lists and checked them twice. No, not lists of gifts – lists of things we wanted to do with (and without) kids in and […]

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Event: Noon Year Countdown Party on NYE

December 21, 2015 0

Count down to the new year with your kids at Springfree Trampoline’s Noon Year’s Eve Party! Unless you’ve got a new baby in the house that likes to eat at all hours of the day […]

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Austin

Give Back: Keep Austin Beautiful

December 21, 2015 2

We are thankful to live in such a fabulous place. How can we make sure it stays that way? We’ll be bringing you ideas on how you can keep Austin a special place all year […]

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Event: New Year’s Lock-In, 1/1

December 18, 2015 0

Looking for some fun for your older kid this New Year’s Day? Blazer Tag is hosting a lock-in on January 1, 2016 for kids 13 or older (anyone younger allowed with another adult or guardian […]

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Austin Travel Mama

Holiday Traditions: Christmas in France

December 18, 2015 0

In the spirit of sharing, we will be bringing you stories about how different families celebrate the holiday season. Today, we have a special article that is written by a French teen who shares how […]

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Event: Shake Up The Way You Shop, until 12/23

December 17, 2015 0

The Domain, in collaboration with Bank of America and Starcom, invites area shoppers to experience “Shake Up the Way You Shop,” a 3-dimensional anamorphic installation designed by Dutch pop-surrealist Leon Keer. Designed specifically for the […]

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Holiday Weekender: December 18-20, 2015

December 17, 2015 0

Happening All Weekend 40th Annual Armadillo Christmas Bazaar  – Opening December 15 and running through December 24, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.  Hot music, fine art, and cold beer make the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar […]

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Features

How I Learned to Stop Saying “I’m Sorry”

December 17, 2015 0

If you are a woman, I’m assuming you’ve struggled with apologizing way too often for things that are not your fault. Do you use “sorry” as a filler word in awkward situations? Do you say […]

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Things To Do With Teenage Kids in Austin

December 16, 2015 5

Teens are in that oh-so-delicate balance of needing independence but still needing their elder, wiser parents to guide them. And let’s not kid ourselves, it can be somewhat of a struggle as they get into […]

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Give Back: Austin Diaper Bank

December 14, 2015 0

We are thankful to live in such a fabulous place. How can we make sure it stays that way? We’ll be bringing you ideas on how you can help our fellow Austinites all year long […]

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Austin

Event: Austin’s New Year, 12/31

December 14, 2015 0

Austin residents can enjoy a free, family-friendly way to ring in the New Year this year. The Austin’s New Year line-up includes Grupo Fantasma, Golden Dawn Arkestra, and Carolyn Wonderland. The annual alcohol-free celebration will […]

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Weekly Planner: December 14-20, 2015

December 13, 2015 0

Happening Daily 40th Annual Armadillo Christmas Bazaar  – Opening December 15 and running through December 24, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.  Hot music, fine art, and cold beer make the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar the […]

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Holiday Traditions: The Kallikantzaroi In Greece

December 11, 2015 0

In the spirit of sharing, we will be bringing you stories about how different families celebrate the holiday season. Today, we will be bringing you the story of the kallikantzaroi, which is part of the […]

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Event: Austin Wear Orange Walk, 12/13

December 11, 2015 0

Join supporters of Moms Demand Action, Texas Gun Sense, and Gun-Free UT for a Wear Orange Walk. Gather at the South Steps of the Capitol to hear from local gun violence survivors and community leaders […]

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Austin

2015 Austin Experience Gifts {And A Giveaway}

December 10, 2015 0

‘Tis the season of stuff…and lots of it. More and more families are opting to substitute gifts of experiences for their children. Many of these are portable, involve spending quality time with our kids and […]

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Special Edition Weekender: December 11-13, 2015

December 10, 2015 0

Friday, December 11, 2015 Invincible Czars 6:30-9 p.m., The band plays The Nutcracker and more. FREE! Central Market, 4001 North Lamar Blvd. Ebenezer’s Journey: A Dickens’ Christmas Story – 7–10 p.m., This special interactive program based […]

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Austin

Where To Find Stocking Stuffers In Austin

December 9, 2015 0

If you are anything like me, I focus on getting a few gifts for under the tree, and scurry around, right before school is out, to find things to stuff his stocking. It’s usually a […]

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Events

Event: Cherrywood Art Fair

December 8, 2015 0

The Chula League’s 14th annual Cherrywood Art Fair is coming up on December 12th and 13th! This much loved holiday shopping event, taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days, is geared […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Gifts For Book Lovers In 2015

December 7, 2015 0

Books are a great gift. They force us to slow down, they are inexpensive, they are portable and for our kids, they help them grow and learn. Here are a few things to pick up […]

Give Back
Austin

Give Back: Capital Area Food Bank

December 7, 2015 0

We are thankful to live in such a fabulous place. How can we make sure it stays that way? We’ll be bringing you ideas on how you can help our fellow Austinites all year long […]

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Weekly Planner: December 7-13, 2015

December 6, 2015 0

Happening Daily Austin Trail of Lights – Opening December 8 and running through December 22, from 7-10 p.m. nightly. Visit the AustinTrail of Lights and take a spin under the Zilker Tree! Kids will enjoy an […]

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Event and Giveaway: 2015 Trail of Lights

December 3, 2015 2

It’s the most wonderful time of the year which means Austin’s Trail of Lights is back! This year, Trail of Lights will be open for two full weeks of holiday fun. General Admission nights begin […]

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Austin Theatre Mama

Austin Theatre Mama: December 2015

December 3, 2015 0

There’s no doubt that Austin is flush with creative, artistic individuals. Beyond the live music shows that we’re so well-known for, Austin is also home to a thriving performing arts scene. While it make take […]

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Events

Event: Holiday Sing-Along & Downtown Stroll, 12/5

December 2, 2015 0

The annual Holiday Sing-Along & Downtown Stroll is a FREE, family-friendly event that celebrates the arrival of the holiday season and the joy it brings. The evening starts at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, […]

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Event: 2015 Lights of Love 5k, 12/4

December 2, 2015 0

Set against a backdrop of twinkling lights, the 8th Annual Lights of Love 5K and Family Fun Run on December 4, 2015 kicks off the holiday season. The fun begins in the Mueller Hangar with […]

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