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Front Door Concert: Live Music Showcase

September 9, 2016 0

Front Door Concerts brings family-friendly music, dance, language and more to neighborhoods all across the Austin-area. Newly launched by Joe McDermott, Staci Gray, Mr. Will and Ms. Kat’s Music, this new venture makes it easier […]

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Shop at Home: Order Online at Walmart

September 8, 2016 0

Yesterday I did some grocery shopping. Unlike anyone who actually went to the store on Labor Day, I did not wait in line, bump carts with fellow shoppers or parking lot cruise. I gave the […]

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Orpheus Academy of Music Open House

September 6, 2016 0

If you’re considering signing your child or yourself up for music classes, be sure to stop by Orpheus Academy of Music this Saturday, September 10, 2016 for their Open House. The Open House will take […]

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Austin Reading Mama

A Moon of My Own Launch Party

September 1, 2016 0

We featured local author Jennifer Rustgi a couple of years ago, and now you have the chance to meet her, as well as local illustrator Ashley White, at the upcoming launch party for an all […]

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Community Art Sundays: See Ya Summer

August 17, 2016 0

Back to school is an exciting time of year for both parents and kids, and we want to celebrate the final day of Summer Break 2016 with a day of fun! Join us on Sunday, […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Local Author Reading List: Elizabeth Crook

August 15, 2016 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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A day at Catch Air Austin

August 9, 2016 0

A rainy day weekend for parents with young kids can be a horrible thing, at least for me that’s the case! So, on a rainy Sunday a few weeks ago my son and I decided […]

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Farmers Markets in the Greater Austin Area

July 22, 2016 0

While it might be nice for a while, we can’t subsist on just Goldfish and popsicles…at least, not all summer. Take advantage of your early risers to skip your usual weekend morning routine and get […]

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Austin-Area Splash Pads

July 15, 2016 0

You can’t beat a day of fun at one of Austin’s FREE splash pads! Pack a picnic or some snacks, bring some water toys – buckets and shovels work well if there’s also a sandy […]

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Day Trip From Austin: New Braunfels

July 14, 2016 0

The City of New Braunfels located in between Austin and San Antonio, was founded in 1845 under German charter and has grown into a bustling community with lots to offer. You can easily spend a […]

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Where to Play Board Games in Austin

July 13, 2016 0

Sick of Chutes and Ladders, Candy Land and Monopoly? Try out a new board game, or “tabletop game,” as the new breed of IRL gamers call it. For ages 5-8, Qwirkle and Enchanted Forest are […]

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Event: Keep Austin Playing

July 12, 2016 0

Keep Austin Playing is a city-wide interactive event that is put on through the Austin Parks and Recreation Department on July 14, 2016. Created by the Austin Parks and Recreation Department, this event aims to […]

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Austin Theatre Mama

Pollyanna Theatre’s Trouble on the Double

July 7, 2016 0

Trouble on the Double, the newest play by Holly Hepp-Galván and presented by Pollyanna Theatre Company, will show at the Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center for the Performing Arts from July 9-17, 2016. […]

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Kids and Hot Cars Don’t Mix

July 6, 2016 0

These days we have so much information at our fingertips to help solve any parenting dilemma (admittedly, most of the times we may have too much). You could argue the Internet was both the best […]

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Summer Movies in Austin: July, 2016

July 5, 2016 0

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

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Austin Theatre Mama

Shrek the Musical at Zilker Hillside Theatre

July 4, 2016 0

The Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theatre may be a little swampy this summer as Zilker Theatre Productions brings the smash Broadway hit Shrek: The Musical to the stage. Nominated for 8 Tony Awards and […]

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Austin Music Mama

What’s Your Summer Jam

July 1, 2016 0

Summer is the season for road tripping and singing out loud with the windows rolled down!  We asked some of our friends and favorite Kindie artists “What’s your Summer Jam?”  Both family-friendly and their own […]

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Unplugged at the Grove: July Lineup

June 30, 2016 0

Head over to Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road every Thursday for KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove, one of Austin’s longest running free concert series. There’s no cover charge, $4 ZiegenBock Drafts, and the best […]

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Austin’s Art in Public Places

June 29, 2016 0

Austin’s largest museum is free and has over 200 works of art spread out across town. From statues to sculptures, mosaics and murals, you’ll find one-of-a-kind art installations all over the city which are part […]

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4th of July Fun with Fireworks and Festivals in Austin

June 27, 2016 0

Looking for some ideas on how to celebrate America’s Independence? Fireworks, parades, watermelon, and backyard bbqs…. it’s how we celebrate the 4th of July! Below are a few celebrations happening in Austin, complete with fireworks […]

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Summer Fun: Places to Dig in the Sand

June 24, 2016 0

Playing in the sand is fun for all ages! Whether you dig on a beach or at a park, there are plenty of options to build sand castles or to dig for dinosaur bones. Austin […]

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Day Trip From Austin: Cedar Creek, Texas

June 23, 2016 0

Cedar Creek is a small community a little more than 10 miles west of Bastrop, southeast of Austin. If you are looking for a little adventure without venturing too far, give this tiny town a […]

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Live Music Sundays at Whole Foods Market Domain

June 22, 2016 0

Gather with friends and family every Sunday from 10am-12pm  for a kid-friendly live music performance on the Public Domain outdoor stage, right behind the mini play area. Grab your kids and grab a beer for […]

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Places to Star Gaze in Central Texas

June 20, 2016 0

The big Texas skies and summer breeze beckons you to turn your attention to the sky to gaze at the stars! Living in the city can mean seeing fewer stars, so we’ve listed some events […]

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Event: Family Eldercare’s Fan Fare Friday

June 14, 2016 0

We all know it gets hot in Texas during the Summer months. A simple fan can help bring relief from the heat to seniors living without air conditioning. On June 17, 2016, Austin’s favorite music, […]

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Event: Children’s Day Art Park

June 6, 2016 0

Children’s Day Art Park is a summer tradition in Austin that happens on select Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in June and July. For just 50 cents per child, kids and adults can […]

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Feature: Susan Thomson, documentary producer

June 1, 2016 0

Susan Thomson and I met on the first day of kindergarten for our sons, and I loved her warm smile immediately. She has two beautiful tow-headed children and a kind husband in the westlake area […]

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Tips for Enjoying Unplugged at the Grove

June 1, 2016 0

Growing up here in Austin, I have become one of those people I swore I would never be: someone who stays on my side of the “river”, otherwise known as Lady Bird Lake (which is […]

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Ask the Expert: Zika Virus

May 31, 2016 0

These days we have so much information at our fingertips to help solve any parenting dilemma (admittedly, most of the times we may have too much). You could argue the Internet was both the best […]

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Austin Theatre Mama

Pollyanna Theatre’s Cowboy in the Kitchen

May 30, 2016 0

Central Texas’ most well-known children’s theatre company, Pollyanna Theatre, a resident company of the Long Center for the Performing Arts, presents Cowboy in the Kitchen – An Interactive Theatre Experience for Very Young Children by […]

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Summer Fun Packs Now Available

May 23, 2016 0

Austin-area Simon properties and Schlitterbahn Waterparks have teamed up to offer Texans the ultimate way to cool off and stretch their dollars this season with a Summer Fun Pack offer, available now, while supplies last, […]

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Summer Launch Party {Event and a Giveaway}

May 17, 2016 0

Wondering what to do with the kids all summer long? The 3rd Annual Austin Summer Fun Checklist for Kids, brought to you by LiveMom, AustinSummerFun.com, Spare the Rock, Austin Family Magazine and 365 Things to […]

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Event: Terra Toys Annual Fairy Tea Party

May 16, 2016 0

Come dressed in your most fantastical fairy, wizard or gnome costume on June 14 & 15 for  Terra Toys Annual Fairy Tea Party! Kids will be able to play with other forest fairies and creatures, […]

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Girls’ Night Out in Round Rock

May 11, 2016 0

It’s no surprise that everyone needs time to relax, eat well, drink well and socialize. If you are Mom, you know the importance of these nights for your sanity.  A time to laugh, vent, NOT […]

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Event: Springfree Trampoline Day of Play

May 9, 2016 0

Imagine being able to give in when your child asks for more screen time without the guilt. Thanks to Springfree Trampolines brilliant new way to play, you can give in to your child’s desire for […]

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