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Review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

February 5, 2016 0

I’ve never read a Jane Austen book, and the only movie adaptations I’ve seen are Emma and Sense and Sensibility. If the tone of those are anything to go by, any die-hard Austen fan will […]

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Feature: Jennifer Borget, Reporter and Storyteller

February 3, 2016 0

Here at LiveMom, we love meeting new moms (and dads) doing interesting things around town. Our monthly Feature series give us an excuse to learn more about these hardworking Austinites. Many thanks to our Feature […]

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Austin Foodie Mama

Valentine’s Day Sweets and Eats

February 2, 2016 0

Valentine’s Day is just a couple of weeks away, and it’s time to start planning the perfect expression of your love. It could be a sweet treat or a fancy dinner out (or both). Here […]

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Listen To Your Mother Taking Submissions Now

January 27, 2016 0

The LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER show is in its 6th year in Austin, and will be live on stage May 7, 2016 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER is a national series of locally-produced […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Feature: Jamille Ruebsahm, Non-profit Superstar

January 6, 2016 4

Here at LiveMom, we love meeting new moms (and dads) doing interesting things around town. Our monthly Feature series give us an excuse to learn more about these hardworking Austinites. Many thanks to our Feature […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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How I Learned to Stop Saying “I’m Sorry”

December 17, 2015 0

If you are a woman, I’m assuming you’ve struggled with apologizing way too often for things that are not your fault. Do you use “sorry” as a filler word in awkward situations? Do you say […]

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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 […]

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Give Back: Austin Diaper Bank

December 14, 2015 0

We are thankful to live in such a fabulous place. How can we make sure it stays that way? We’ll be bringing you ideas on how you can help our fellow Austinites all year long […]

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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 […]

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Holiday Traditions: The Kallikantzaroi In Greece

December 11, 2015 0

In the spirit of sharing, we will be bringing you stories about how different families celebrate the holiday season. Today, we will be bringing you the story of the kallikantzaroi, which is part of the […]

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2015 Austin Experience Gifts {And A Giveaway}

December 10, 2015 0

‘Tis the season of stuff…and lots of it. More and more families are opting to substitute gifts of experiences for their children. Many of these are portable, involve spending quality time with our kids and […]

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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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Austin Reading Mama

Gifts For Book Lovers In 2015

December 7, 2015 0

Books are a great gift. They force us to slow down, they are inexpensive, they are portable and for our kids, they help them grow and learn. Here are a few things to pick up […]

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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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Event and Giveaway: 2015 Trail of Lights

December 3, 2015 2

It’s the most wonderful time of the year which means Austin’s Trail of Lights is back! This year, Trail of Lights will be open for two full weeks of holiday fun. General Admission nights begin […]

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Austin Theatre Mama: December 2015

December 3, 2015 0

There’s no doubt that Austin is flush with creative, artistic individuals. Beyond the live music shows that we’re so well-known for, Austin is also home to a thriving performing arts scene. While it make take […]

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Seeing Santa, Austin-Style, In 2015

November 30, 2015 0

Most of us families know by now that Santa makes appearances at local malls. But this is Austin, after all. Where can you see the jolly old guy and get a different kind of experience? […]

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Letters to Santa & USPS Shipping Deadlines

November 30, 2015 0

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus — and the Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter, complete with a North Pole postmark. Here are the steps for […]

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Buy Local Austin Gift Guide 2015

November 27, 2015 0

‘Tis the season to make lists. For the moment, let’s just assume everyone is on the “nice” list. Sure, you can do all your shopping online these days, but why not put your money into […]

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Explore Austin: 5 Best Parks in West Austin

November 24, 2015 0

Oh, Austin. From your people to your outdoor spaces to your laid-back vibe, it’s no wonder people are flocking to our town in droves. For parents, a great way to get out of the house […]

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Event: Wimberley Alive!, 11/27-28

November 23, 2015 0

Have you been wanting to support Wimberley as it rebuilds from recent floods? Here’s one way you can. Wimberley Alive, a music and art festival which was originally scheduled from October, has been rescheduled for […]

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Feature: Jennifer Perkins, Crafter, Blogger

November 23, 2015 0

Here at LiveMom, we love meeting new moms (and dads) doing interesting things around town. Our monthly features give us an excuse to learn more about these hardworking Austinites. I am constantly inspired by Austin’s […]

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Fantastic Magic Camp’s Winter Break Camp

November 17, 2015 0

 Looking for a camp for your child for the upcoming winter break? Fantastic Magic Camp will hold its annual Winter Break Camp on Monday, December 28, 2015 through Friday, January 1, 2016! Registration is now […]

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Shop Local: Holiday Markets and Craft Fairs

November 5, 2015 2

There’s never a shortage of local, handmade items to purchase for loved ones over the holiday season in Austin, Texas! With so many artists calling this city home, you are bound to come across that […]

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Weekly Planner: November 2-7, 2015

November 1, 2015 0

Many thanks to KLRU for sponsoring the Weekly Planner! Take note: KLRU schedule changes, starting November 2nd, include Sesame Street airing at 9 a.m. on weekdays while Curious George, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Arthur move […]

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5 Ways to Get Rid Of Halloween Candy

October 30, 2015 0

Depending on how many Halloween events your family attends, you will end up with anywhere from several fistfuls (highly unlikely) to an ungodly amount (more likely) of candy. Of course, you can choose to allow […]

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Talking to Kids About Aging Pets and Pet Loss

October 29, 2015 1

When you came home from the hospital, she was there to greet you, tail wagging. During a particularly rough day during the toddler years, he curled up in your lap, providing comfort. When you came […]

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