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Deal: Holiday Mini Sessions

September 28, 2015 0

Holiday Mini Sessions with Bonnie Berry are now being scheduled. That’s right, people… the holidays are fast approaching. Bonnie has a keen eye for capturing her subject’s beauty and personality. With her behind the lens, […]


Play at Zilker Park

June 26, 2015 0

June Summer Fun Checklist Item: Play at Zilker Park Zilker Park is sometimes referred to as Austin’s own Central Park, and for good reason. The park is actually several parks in one, since it includes […]


Kayak or Canoe Lady Bird Lake

June 23, 2015 0

June Summer Fun Checklist Item: Kayak or Canoe on Lady Bird Lake   Summer in Austin is all about finding creative ways to cool off. One way to do this is to take a canoe […]

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Take a Ride on the MetroRail

June 8, 2015 0

June Summer Fun Checklist Item: Ride the MetroRail The MetroRail is Austin’s commuter train, operated by Capital Metro, that runs on a 32-mile line from Leander to downtown Austin. The first time I rode the […]

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Best Places to Ride Trains in Austin

May 13, 2015 0

1. Zilker Zephyr 2100 Barton Springs Road The Zilker Zephyr is a must-do whether you live in Austin or are here as a visitor. Located in the great Zilker Park, you can hop on the […]

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Win HGTV’s Smart Home in Austin

April 13, 2015 6

One very lucky winner will become the owner of the HGTV® Smart Home 2015, built by Scott Turner, Austin-based founder of Riverside Homes. The modern Austin farmhouse is in keeping with the city’s “Imagine Austin” […]

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Round Rock Express Season Starts April 17th

April 6, 2015 0

On Friday, April 17, the Round Rock Express, the Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, kick off their 2015 season with an eight-game home stand that includes four-game series’ with the Memphis Redbirds (April 17-20) […]

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10 Health Insurance Facts Families Ought to Know

May 14, 2014 0

How’s this for a Mother’s Day gift: life-saving health care for a single mom of three who needs—but can’t afford—open-heart surgery. That’s what UT linebacker Dalton Santos made happen for his mom, after tweeting to […]

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Food Network Casting for Cooking Show

March 20, 2014 0

Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri are back for battle and are in search of the most talented kid chefs in the country. Does your child have a captivating personality? Do they believe they’re at the […]


What the new 65 Pound LATCH rule means

February 27, 2014 2

Statistics for proper car seat installation haven’t changed in more than a decade. Despite changes in federal regulations, the availability of car seat installation checks and ongoing education campaigns, three out of four car seats […]

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Tips for Flying with Children

February 20, 2014 1

With spring break and summer right around the corner, I thought it might be a good time to talk about some travel tips that I have acquired over the course of my parenting career. Some […]

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Valentine’s Day Crafts

February 10, 2014 0

Have you finished your childrens’ Valentine’s Day cards for school yet? What I meant to say was: have your children finished their Valentine’s Day cards? If you are like me and just realized that this […]

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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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Thursday’s Dish: The Labor of Lunch

August 22, 2013 2

Those who know me well know that I am sort of obsessed with my kids’ lunches. I even have a Facebook photo album dedicated to photos of my son’s daily lunchbox, partly to document for […]

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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 […]


Keeping Our Kids Safe After Newtown

January 15, 2013 7

“Bam! Bam! You’re dead, Mommy!” Barely a month after the tragedy at Sandy Hook, I can’t help but wince at my son’s words. Like many parents I know, what happened in Newtown hit entirely too […]

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ACL Preview: Rocknoceros

October 9, 2012 0

We’re excited to be covering the Austin City Limits Music Festival (aka ACL) this year. As a part of our coverage, all week we’ll be bringing you profiles of the bands and artists that will […]

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No ACL wristband? No problem.

October 9, 2012 0

Didn’t score an ACL wristband? Unable to set aside the funds to attend this year? Not to worry. There will be other opportunities to take in the bands in the coming week. You can even […]

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2012 ACL Festival Preview

October 8, 2012 0

It’s finally here! The week of the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Three days spent with around 70,000 of your closest friends in Zilker Park, listening to the varied tunes of over 100 bands on […]

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MetroMoms Austin: Lunch and Learn

September 13, 2012 1

MetroMoms is putting what is sure to be another spectacular event coming up on September 28th. I’ve got my ticket! Hope to see some of you there.  

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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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Thursday’s Dish: Mueller Eats

July 5, 2012 2

When we moved into Windsor Park in December 2004, the city had just approved plans to develop the site of the old Mueller airport into a mixed-use space featuring high-density residential property, retail space, green […]


Letterboxing: A Portable Treasure Hunt

June 27, 2012 1

It’s been a busy summer for us so far, with work and our children’s extracurricular activities keeping us tethered to Austin. While we do have some travel on the calendar – a long weekend in […]


Thursday’s Dish: A Simple Summer Picnic

June 21, 2012 0

One of our favorite ways to wind down a summer evening is to pack a picnic dinner and burn off the daylight at our favorite public pool. Because such an outing spans the dinner hour, […]

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Free and Cheap Movies Summer 2012

June 20, 2012 0

In Texas, summer is winter. Confused? What I mean by that is that we Texans tend to spend more time indoors during the summer months since temperatures are so hot, much like northerners do in […]

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Keeping Your Family Sun Safe

June 19, 2012 2

It’s a rite of passage during the summer. Put on clothes, brush teeth, grab the keys and, if you are spending any time outside with your kids, make sure you have the sunscreen packed. So […]

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Honoring Local Dads on Father’s Day

June 17, 2012 2

Today’s the day! Last month, we moms had a chance to be pampered and feel the love, so now it’s time to honor the dads. Last year we had a chance to talk to some […]

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Prominent Austin moms dish on motherhood

May 13, 2012 2

Happy Mother’s Day! We here at LiveMom hope you mothers are enjoying your day — whether you are choosing to spend it with your family, spending some time by yourself or whether you are solo […]

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Community Service: Pop-A-Lock

May 5, 2012 0

It’s heating up out there. If you are like most parents, you have a lot on your mind at all times and are most likely juggling twenty things at once. So if you find that […]

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Do you have a Maker?

May 1, 2012 1

Create. Destroy. Build. Dismantle. This pattern is repeated about a zillion times when you have a little person. Mostly, at first at least, it’s the parent (tirelessly) building, only to have the child gleefully knock […]

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Composting for the Newbie

April 23, 2012 0

It’s spring. The grass is growing, trees are budding, flowers are blooming, and it’s time to whip the yard into shape. What do plants, trees, flowers, and shrubs like to grow in? Nice dark, rich, […]

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Picking the Perfect Summer Camp

April 11, 2012 1

Let’s face it, picking a perfect summer camp is a daunting task for even a seasoned parent. If you add in multiple children with different interests, the task becomes even more challenging. Each parent that […]

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A Slice of Happiness Tour with Annies

March 12, 2012 0

Annie’s has hit the road to share their new Organic Rising Crust Pizza and you can try it next week for free! Join LiveMom, Free Fun in Austin, and Annie’s Homegrown at the Austin Whole Foods […]

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