Catherine Prystup
About Catherine Prystup
Catherine Prystup founded out of a desire to build a better community for Austin-area moms. She has three children, ages seventeen, eight and three years old.

Giveaway: Sherwood Forest Faire

February 10, 2016 0

Hear ye! Hear ye! The 7th annual Sherwood Forest Faire opens this weekend, February 13, 2016, and runs through April 3rd. Don your best Renaissance outfit and take part in life as it was lived […]

Austin Reading Mama

Local Author Reading List: Molly McAdams

February 10, 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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Austin Marathon Specatator Spots and Tips

February 9, 2016 0

If you aren’t running in the Austin Marathon this weekend, it’s not too late to get involved. In fact, it’s a great opportunity to get those noisy kids out of the house, armed with even more […]


Giveaway: Creative Side Academy Spring Break Camp

February 8, 2016 0

Austin-based Creative Side Jewelry Academy hosts Young Metalsmiths this spring with a three day camp. The Young Metalsmiths Spring Break Camp, led by a professional artist and educator, provides a safe and creative environment where […]

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Event: Jump to the Beat of Your Heart

February 3, 2016 0

Celebrate the day of love with your entire family at the new Springfree Trampoline store in The Domain on Sunday, February 14, 2016! This FREE event is open to kids of all ages. Activities include: […]

Puppy Bowl Flier 2016

Event: Austin Humane Society Puppy Bowl

February 2, 2016 0

If you need a dose of adorable, make plans to head over to the Austin Humane Society on Saturday, February 6, 2016, for the 9th Annual Austin Humane Society Puppy Bowl! The Austin Humane Society […]


Valentine’s Day Events for Kids in Austin

February 1, 2016 0

It’s February and that can only mean one thing: Love. Yes, love is in the air in Austin, Texas. From special Valentine’s Day storytimes to crafts and more, your kids will stay in the lovey-dovey […]

Austin Foodie Mama

Event: Eat East

February 1, 2016 0

What started as a Tuesday night dining event in the summer of 2015, EAT EAST  has now expanded to take place the first Tuesday of each month.  Diners can enjoy a special drink + appetizer […]


The Weekenders: January 30-31, 2016

January 28, 2016 0

Saturday, January 30, 2016 Free Croissant at all Austin-area la Madeleine locations! Free Day of Dance – 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Over 180 FREE dance classes offered all over the Austin area in Country, Swing, […]

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Austin Foodie Mama: Free Croissant at la Madeleine

January 28, 2016 0

National Croissant Day (yes, there’s a day for EVERYTHING) is on Saturday, January 30, 2016. There are several la Madeleine French Cafe locations in the greater Austin-area offering a FREE butter croissant to celebrate this […]


Event: Valentine’s Day Craft at Terra Toys

January 28, 2016 0

Terra Toys, Austin’s oldest locally owned toy store, is hosting a fun, FREE Valentine’s event on Sunday, February 7, 2016. Kids of all ages are invited to take part in making a hand-cut wooden heart! […]

Austin Foodie Mama

Event: Maggie Louise Confections Birthday Party

January 26, 2016 0

Maggie Louise Confections is celebrating their birthday and Valentine’s Day with a big bash on Saturday, February 13, 2016. Join in the celebration of their 1st year on east 6th and celebrate Valentine’s Day at […]


Weekly Planner: January 25-31, 2016

January 24, 2016 0

Monday, January 25, 2016 Baby Bloomers: Fairy Tales – 9 a.m. – noon. You don’t have to climb a beanstalk to get to the Thinkery! Come on over and build your own sprout house, walk […]


Weekenders: January 23 & 24, 2016

January 21, 2016 0

Saturday, January 23, 2016 Tree Talk Winter Walk – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Celebrate Texas trees in the Arboretum while learning about trees for your yard, ideal trees for wildlife, and tree care. We […]

Austin Theatre Mama

Event: Pollyanna Theatre’s Pattern People

January 19, 2016 0

Austin’s own Pollyanna Theatre presents Pattern People, January 23- 31 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. This play is a theatrical exploration of many of the preliteracy skills needed to success in kindergarten.  […]


Event: Austin Family Magazine Camp Fair

January 18, 2016 0

Oh, mamas! Can you believe it’s already time to start planning out your spring break and summer camp schedule for the kids? Wasn’t it just Christmas? Luckily for us, Austin Family Magazine’s 18th Annual Summer […]


Weekly Planner: January 18-24, 2016

January 17, 2016 0

Monday, January 18, 2016 Mr. Will’s Music Class at Whole Foods Kid’s Club (Bee Cave) – 10 a.m., Mr. Will plays classics, covers and original music. Kids can dance and sing to their hearts delight! […]

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Emancipet’s Sit Stay Day

January 13, 2016 0

Animal lovers and foodies, rejoice! Emancipet’s sixth annual Sit Stay Day, a unique fundraiser that lets pets and their humans stay in and enjoy homegrown Austin treats while raising money for pets in need, returns for 2016. Dozens of local businesses donate […]

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MLK, Jr. Day Events in Austin

January 12, 2016 0

Although it seems as though the kids just went back to school, we will be taking a day off on Monday, January 18, 2016 to commemorate the life and good works of Martin Luther King, […]

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Sleepover Birthday Party Ideas for Kids

January 11, 2016 0

For a couple of years in a row now we’ve had sleepover birthday parties. Thanks to sites like Pinterest, I have often gained some inspiration for fun activities to keep the kids engaged (read: no […]


Weekly Planner: January 11-17, 2016

January 10, 2016 0

Monday, January 11, 2016 Baby Bloomers: Fairy Tales – 9 a.m. – noon. Avoid the troll as you make your way to the Thinkery to learn more about Three Billy Goats Gruff! Join us as […]

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ImproveEd Shakespeare Co. After School Classes

January 8, 2016 0

Witchcraft in Their Lips The Women of Shakespeare’s History Plays A Partnership Between ImprovEd Shakespeare and Untamed Shakespeare “If children can understand Shakespeare they can understand anything,” Ross Farrelly makes an excellent point in Why […]

Austin Foodie Mama

Gourmet by Numbers partnership with Camp Gladiator

January 7, 2016 0

Have you made a New Year’s resolution? If your plan is to eat healthier (no more cookies!!) and to exercise, two local companies are partnering to help you achieve your goal in 2016! Local companies […]


Event: Second Saturdays Are For Families

January 7, 2016 0

Second Saturdays Are For Families: Home Tweet Home Every second Saturday of the month, The Contemporary Austin offers hands-on art-making workshops at Laguna Gloria, inspired by the exhibitions on view. Join us between 11A–3P to […]


Event and a Giveaway: Norm of the North

January 5, 2016 0

Norm of the North, scheduled to be released on January 15, 2016,  is coming to Austin a little early for a special advanced screening party! On Saturday, January 9th Fons PR will be hosting a […]


Weekly Planner: January 4-10, 2016

January 3, 2016 0

Monday, January 4, 2016 Whole Foods Ice Skating on the Plaza – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Tickets are $10 and include skate rental. Whole Foods, 525 N. Lamar Blvd. Mr. Will’s Music Class at […]

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Event: Annual Get Fit Day 2016

January 1, 2016 0

Ballet Austin’s annual day of FREE fitness is happening on Sunday, January 10, 2016! Make plans to attend Get Fit 2016 and kick off the new year celebrating health and wellbeing. The free day of fitness […]

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First Day Hikes 2016

December 28, 2015 0

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


Things To Do With Teenage Kids in Austin

December 16, 2015 0

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 […]


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 […]


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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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 […]


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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