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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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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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Last-Minute Halloween Fun For the Family

October 28, 2015 0

Juicy Juice gave us some ideas for creative crafts your kids will enjoy with everyday items moms already have at home. Keep your little ones busy with these fun activities before going out to trick-or-treat. […]

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Feature: Denise M. Fulton, Painter

October 22, 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 think that all that museum-going […]

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Weekly Planner: October 19-25, 2015

October 18, 2015 0

Monday, October 19, 2015 Fall Fun at Sweet Berry Farm (Marble Falls)  –  8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Harvest the fall fun at Sweet Berry Farm with  mazes, Berry Bouncers, pumpkin painting, stuff your own […]

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Explore Austin: 5 Best Parks in East Austin

October 15, 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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Explore Austin: Hamilton Pool Preserve

October 14, 2015 0

One of the most picturesque spots in Central Texas is Hamilton Pool, but the Preserve is also one of the area’s worst-kept secrets. After a short hike down a rocky path alongside a creek lined […]

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Weekly Planner: October 12-18, 2015

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Monday, October 12, 2015 Fall Fun at Sweet Berry Farm (Marble Falls)  –  8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Harvest the fall fun at Sweet Berry Farm with  mazes, Berry Bouncers, pumpkin painting, stuff your own […]

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Why Your Family Should Host An Exchange Student

October 8, 2015 0

Growing up, my parents hosted exchange students, and I myself traveled to Poland for a year as a Rotary International Exchange student. I’ve known since then I wanted to host a student one day, but […]

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Weekly Planner: October 5-11, 2015

October 4, 2015 0

Monday, October 5, 2015 Fall Fun at Sweet Berry Farm (Marble Falls)  –  8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Harvest the fall fun at Sweet Berry Farm with  mazes, Berry Bouncers, pumpkin painting, stuff your own […]

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Local Author Reading List: Mary Helen Specht

September 22, 2015 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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ACL 2015 Must-See Band: The Wind and The Wave

September 22, 2015 0

For two consecutive three-day weekends in October, Austin rolls out the green carpet of Zilker’s Great Lawn to welcome the over 100 bands and artists who play the Austin City Limits Music Festival, or, as […]

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