Each year, Child Protective Services (CPS) removes over 17,000 children from their homes in Texas alone. When these children arrive at foster homes, they often arrive with nothing more than the clothes that they are […]
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 […]
Living in the Live Music Capital of the World, there’s no escaping catching some live music around Austin. From restaurants to record stores, bars and clubs, grocery stores and coffee shops, we are lucky enough […]
A good friend of mine, my Compadre, an outdoor enthusiast, told me about the Rainbow Trout Stocking information the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department has on their website. Every year the Texas Parks & Wildlife […]
Like life, cooking is messy, sometimes complicated, occasionally dangerous and at best outrageous fun. It is also a practical art and skill that can be rewarding on many levels. Like: you get to eat a […]
Thanks to Julie Mankinen, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT of Austin’s Symmetry Physical Therapy for this guest post on an important topic. Julie has been practicing in Austin since graduating from Texas State’s Physical Therapy Program in […]
Hi LiveMom Readers! I’m Jamie, and I blog over at C.R.A.F.T. C.R.A.F.T. is a nifty little acronym for Creating Really Awesome Free Things. I make things for your home (kitchen organizer on a door), wardrobe […]
When we found out we were expecting our second child, we wanted to include our then-2-year-old in the excitement. Of course, we didn’t want to overwhelm her, but we did want her to understand what […]
So you’re an Austinite. You’ve seen the bats. You’ve seen live music. You’ve canoed Lady Bird Lake. But chances are you’ve never canoed under the emerging bats while listening to a floating band. Thanks to […]
You’ve heard it all before: Regular exercise can change the way you feel, energizing your muscles while simultaneously feeling spent. Regular exercise can change your body, making you strong and healthy. Regular exercise can open […]
For the last several years, honey bee populations in North America have been declining rapidly. This decline is attributed to anything from “we have no idea” to drought, the use of neonicotinoids (pesticide), reduced habitat, […]
With summer almost here, many families are preparing to send their kids to day camps. Packing a lunch for camp can be a challenge, since refrigeration is usually not available, and belongings can sometimes sit […]
Spring has sprung. Not that you could tell by the recent weather. Brrrr. With spring-like weather back by this weekend, it will be just in time for the widest selection of farmer’s markets that the […]
The holidays are almost upon us and, in addition to the hustle and bustle of preparing for celebrations with family and friends, it’s also time to prepare for school-aged children to be on extended break […]
Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a week away? Thanksgiving is a holiday for family, friends and counting our blessings… and food, of course. With limited time left to plan, I’m here to save the […]
I am relatively new to this mom-of-a-school-aged-child thing. My oldest is in first grade. She was in public school for the second half of her kindergarten year, and she had perfect attendance. She’s been in […]
When you take your kiddos to the doctor for their annual exams and school physicals, be sure to do a quick learning check-up as well. Below is a checklist of “learning check-up” questions and tips […]
Camp Fire facilitators guide parents and their toddlers in fun nature stories and activities at various locations around town. Check the details below for locations, times, and other information. Where: Northwest District Park, 7000 […]
The second Saturday of each month, the AMOA-Arthouse hosts a family-friendly educational for kids between 2 and 11 and their parents/caregivers. Check the AMOA-Arthouse web site for details about each Second Saturday event.
Music Forever Music Together hosts events all around Austin. Check their calendar for upcoming event details. 9/8 Circus Chicken Dog 2PM Cedar Park Live Oak Unitarian Church 9/9 Circus Chicken Dog 11AM Baby Earth Store […]
All Austin area museums are open and admission is free on this day of rediscovery. Check the Austin Museum Partnership web site for information about participating museums, hours, and details about special events going on […]
Head out to Gamblin Field for a fun, family-friendly event with food, drinks, games, live music, and a kickball tournament to benefit the Kabhele School. Visit the Kabehle School web site for information about prices […]
Catch the Imagination Movers live at the Paramount! Check the Paramount web site for prices and other details.
It’s time, once again, to spend the day with everyone’s favorite talking steam train…Thomas! Check the Austin Steam Train web site for prices, schedules, and other details.
In a mere two weeks, school year 2012-2013 will begin! Are you ready? ! There’s still time to hit the sales for school supplies, lunch and snack items, and other miscellany. Tax-Free weekend is coming […]
July 14 – The Muppets, Treasure Island — This free event is sponsored by Colins Hope, American Red Cross (Central Texas Region), LCRA Nobody’s Waterproof, Colorado River Foundation, Surfrider Foundation, and Shade Project. August 11 […]
Lakeway Parade Celebrations in Buda Freedom 5k at Camp Mabry Westlake Parade NWACA Parade Tarrytown Parade and Picnic -parade participants gather at Exposition and Windsor at 7:30 a.m. Parade starts at 9 a.m. Round Rock […]
This fun summer event offers everything from face painting, to a poker tournament, to a dunking booth…all to raise funds for the Operation Blue Santa program. This family-friendly event is free of charge, but please […]
Zilker Theatre Productions presents The Sound of Music as a summer musical Thursday through Sunday starting at 8:30 p.m. at Sheffield Hillside Theatre. Check the web site for more details.
Head to the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum for a series of free music events featuring Texas artists. Check the web site for more information. Source : Mr. Johnny’s Kid Events
Head out to Wimberly for live music, arts and crafts, and lots of concessions. Parking is $5. Source : Mr. Johnny’s Kid Events
Summer in Texas can come with a side of itchiness. There are many insects and plants that thrive during a Texas summer…and that can leave you scratching non-stop. Chiggers, mosquitoes, fleas and mites can leave […]