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Donate a Hope Pack and Give Hope to a Foster Child

July 17, 2017 0

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 […]

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Outside Voice ARTtv at Maker Faire

May 10, 2017 0

Going to Maker Faire? Get Arty at the Outside Voice ARTtv Party! If you’re heading to Maker Faire Austin this weekend, be sure and check out the pop up art party Outside Voice is hosting […]

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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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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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Live Music Venues for Kids of All Ages

April 26, 2016 0

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 […]

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A Mother & Wife’s Airing of Grievances

January 18, 2016 0

Are you a Seinfeld fan? If so, I’m sure you have heard of Festivus, which is a parody celebration to Christmas. My favorite part of Festivus is the airing of grievances, which is your opportunity […]

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Let’s Go Fishing! 2016 Trout Stocking Schedule

January 4, 2016 0

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 […]

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Austin Foodie Mama

Making Cooking Fun For Kids (And For Parents)

September 18, 2015 0

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 […]

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Camps

2014 Austin Area Spring Break Camps

January 29, 2014 2

Spring break is just around the corner, and it’s time to prepare for school-aged children to be on the loose for a week. Check out all the camps and activities available around town to keep […]

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8 Handmade Holiday Gifts by C.R.A.F.T.

December 12, 2013 0

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 […]

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Austin Reading Mama

The Best Books for Siblings-to-Be

November 6, 2013 1

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 […]

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Austin

Texas River Schools Moonlight Floats

September 5, 2013 2

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 […]

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Austin Health and Beauty Mama

Guest Post: Starting an Exercise Routine

August 29, 2013 1

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 […]

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Planting for Honey Bees

May 30, 2013 1

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, […]

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It’s Snow Cone Season!

May 9, 2013 0

We are just weeks away from the official start of summer, and in Central Texas, that means blazing hot temperatures.  Cool treats are always a great way to beat the heat.  In recent years, it […]

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Camps

2013 Austin Area Summer Camps

April 17, 2013 3

It’s almost that time again – time for summer break and SUMMER CAMP. There is so much going on around Austin that it may be hard to decide which camp your children should attend. Check […]

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2013 Austin Area Farmer’s Markets

April 13, 2013 2

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 […]

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Giveaways

Are You a Helicopter Mom?

March 10, 2013 0

Are you scratching your head and wondering what in the world I mean? It’s not like you have rotors sticking out of the top of your head, and you don’t hover, right? Or do you? […]

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Austin Area Spring Break Camps 2013

January 16, 2013 0

Spring break is just around the corner, and it’s time to prepare for school-aged children to be on the loose for a week. Check out all the camps and activities available around town to keep […]

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2012/2013 Winter Camps Around Austin

December 5, 2012 1

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 […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Stuffed Acorn Squash

November 15, 2012 1

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 […]

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Ask the Expert

Learning Disability Check-Up

September 10, 2012 1

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 […]

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Events

Camp Fire Stories and Activities

September 6, 2012 0

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 […]

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Second Saturdays are for Families

September 5, 2012 0

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.

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Events

Music Forever Music Together Events in September

September 5, 2012 0

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 […]

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Museum Day

September 5, 2012 0

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 […]

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The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

September 5, 2012 0

The Paramount Theatre presents the epilogue to the hilarious story of the three little pigs and their nemesis, the big, bad wolf.  Doors open at 1, and the show starts at 2. Check the Paramount […]

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Kabhele Fall Festival and Kickball Tournament

September 5, 2012 0

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 […]

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Imagination Movers

September 5, 2012 0

Catch the Imagination Movers live at the Paramount!  Check the Paramount web site for prices and other details.

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Day Out with Thomas

September 5, 2012 0

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.

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Getting Ready for School Year 2012-2013!

August 14, 2012 1

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 […]

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Bastille Day

July 10, 2012 0

The French Alliance presents the 17th annual Bastille Day celebration at the French Legation Museum on July 14th. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Kids 12 and under get in free. […]

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Eastside Movies in the Park

July 10, 2012 0

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 […]

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4th of July Celebrations Around Austin

July 1, 2012 0

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 […]

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JT’s SportsGrille Summer Fest

July 1, 2012 0

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 […]

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Summer Musical : Sound of Music

July 1, 2012 0

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.

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Music Under the Star

July 1, 2012 0

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

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Wimberly Market Days

July 1, 2012 0

Head out to Wimberly for live music, arts and crafts, and lots of concessions. Parking is $5. Source : Mr. Johnny’s Kid Events

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Pottery Barn Kids Story Time

July 1, 2012 0

Pottery Barn Kids offers a fee half-hour story time in the store. Check with the store to verify the time and date as it can vary. BARTON CREEK SQUARE 2901 S Capital of Texas HwyAustin, […]

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Summer Safety : Fun in the Sun

June 11, 2012 0

Summer is my absolute favorite time of year. I love the hot weather, the constant sunshine, and the endless opportunities for fun outside. Since I have become a parent, I have spent a lot more […]

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What’s Buggin’ Ya, Texas?

June 4, 2012 0

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 […]

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