Catherine Prystup
About Catherine Prystup
Catherine Prystup founded LiveMom.com out of a desire to build a better community for Austin-area moms. She has three children, ages seventeen, eight and three years old.
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Preparing for Cedar Fever in Central Texas

November 30, 2016 0

Many of us look to the holidays with a mixture of excitement and dread; excitement because it’s the start of a new chapter in our lives — the chance to set new goals and make […]

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Go Play! Catch Air Round Rock is Open

November 30, 2016 0

Kids ages 1-12 will enjoy the newest play place – THE place to be in Round Rock! Catch Air is celebrating today with a ribbon cutting ceremony and lots of fun that includes: Balloon twisting […]

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The Domain’s Holiday Events

November 28, 2016 0

If you’re looking for a festive holiday experience, head to the Domain for twinkling lights, carolers, complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides, and a Santa experience that will delight kids of all ages. This year’s holiday set […]

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Toy Selection Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

November 22, 2016 0

With so many toys to choose from this holiday season, Central Texas parents find themselves wanting to grant their kids’ wishes for the newest, coolest toys. But, before you actually buy anything, double check that […]

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2016 Austin Holiday Event Guide

November 22, 2016 0

Thanks to The Domain for sponsoring this year’s 2016 Austin Holiday Event Guide. There are so many special things to do and see in the Austin area over the holidays, and it helps to have […]

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This Weekend: Austin Empty Bowl Project

November 17, 2016 1

If you’re planning on heading out to lunch on Sunday, make that stop at the 20th annual Austin Empty Bowl Project. Fill your belly with delicious soup and bread, donated by local restaurants and bakeries, […]

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Local Block Party at Whole Foods Domain

November 3, 2016 0

I know, I know…. Saturday mornings are either really busy (soccer, baseball!) or really lazy, right? You are either up and out the door or you have forbid your family from making any plans until […]

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GENAustin’s We Are Girls Conference

November 1, 2016 0

The 9th annual Girls Empowerment Network’s We Are Girls Conference is coming up on Saturday, November 5th, 2016! A day full of speakers, activities, and workshops covering everything from creativity and entrepreneurship to body image, […]

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Creative Action Hosts Kids’ Ball

October 28, 2016 0

The weather will be lovely to celebrate Creative Action’s 5th Annual Kids’ Ball at Central Market on Saturday, October 29, 2016! Bring the kids out to enjoy a variety of interactive craft and costume creation […]

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Halloween Safety Tips

October 28, 2016 0

Halloween is looming and, for most young children, it’s the only night of the year when they’re free to roam the streets, visiting strangers’ homes for tricks and treats. So, what’s a parent to do? […]

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Austin Foodie Mama

Groundwork Music Project: A Musical Happy Hour

October 25, 2016 0

Drink, eat, and be happy for a cause at A Musical Happy Hour, hosted by Groundwork Music Project, on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Proceeds will benefit this project that provides music lessons to young children, […]

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BooFest at in.gredients

October 19, 2016 0

Celebrate Halloween at in.gredients with Jack’s Mom In Austin and Staci Gray for a spectacular Boofest 2016 on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10 am – noon! Staci will be performing some of her fantastically […]

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Austin Music Mama

Kids’ Kingdom at Sound on Sound Fest

October 18, 2016 0

Sound On Sound Fest is a three-day (November 4-6, 2016) music and live panel discussion festival that will take over the grounds of the Sherwood Forest Faire, a Renaissance landscape located just forty miles outside […]

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Austin Theatre Mama

Giveaway: Tickets to Rosita y Conchita

October 11, 2016 0

Showing through October 30, 2016 at the Austin Scottish Rite Theater, Rosita y Conchita is an imaginative adaptation of Erich Haeger and Eric González’s award-winning children’s book about two sisters who try to reunite on […]

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Austin Music Mama

Special Feature: Gina Chavez

October 6, 2016 0

Austin inhabitants living in THE “Live Music Capital of the World” have quite the responsibility when it comes to music. With such a distinction attached to our city, it’s only fair that we keep up […]

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Special Feature: Sonia de los Santos

October 4, 2016 0

Born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, Sonia de los Santos is a bilingual singer performing on the Kiddie Limits Stage this second weekend of the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Winner of a Parents’ Choice […]

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In the Company of Women

September 27, 2016 0

On Friday, October 7, 2016, The Texas Book Festival will host a special conversation with blogger and bestselling author Grace Bonney in support of her latest release, In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice […]

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Hush Hush Music Bash at the Domain

September 26, 2016 0

If you want to listen to some live music during weekend two of ACL but don’t feel like fighting the masses or paying big bucks, come on out to a FREE family-friendly show featuring a […]

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Trails for Hiking and Biking in Austin

September 19, 2016 0

Cooler weather is on the way as we usher in fall. Take advantage of all of the many Austin-area trails offering shady areas perfect for hiking and biking. Many have creeks for splashing in, parks […]

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Ask the Expert: Back to School Sports Injury

September 14, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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