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Event: Austin Empty Bowl Project, 11/22

November 16, 2015 0

The Austin Empty Bowl Project is an effort by Austin area potters to fight hunger. Always the Sunday before Thanksgiving, this annual family-friendly event invites you to select your favorite from thousands of locally crafted […]


Event: FARE Walk for Food Allergy, 11/7

October 21, 2015 0

When my son was little, a girl in his playgroup was diagnosed with a gluten allergy. At the time, I didn’t know much about food allergies. Hearing her mom’s story and better understanding the way […]


BookPeople Partnering To Fight Childhood Hunger In October

October 1, 2015 0

Inspired by Crenshaw, the new book by Newbery Medalist Katherine Applegate, BookPeople is partnering with Macmillan Children’s Group and bookstores around the country to raise awareness of childhood hunger. Throughout the month of October, BookPeople […]

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Event: Happy Birthdays First Birthday Bash, 10/25

September 22, 2015 0

Recently, we told you about Sharing Happy Birthdays, the non-profit organization that Suzanne Gladden started with the hopes that, one day, every child in Austin would be able to have a birthday party. Happy Birthdays […]


Event: Little Helping Hands Big Night Out 2015, 9/26

September 11, 2015 0

Time to call those babysitters, because one of our favorite non-profits in town, Little Helping Hands, is having its 4th annual Big Night Out on Saturday, September 26 from 6:30-10:30pm at the Mexican American Cultural […]

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Event: 2015 HAAM Benefit Day, 9/1

August 28, 2015 1

HAAM Benefit Day is a nationally recognized city-wide musical celebration that helps keep music in Austin alive and well. Businesses large and small take part on HAAM Benefit Day by agreeing to make a cash […]


2015 List of Austin-Area School Supply Drives

July 21, 2015 2

This post originally appeared on GivingCityAustin. Please check the post for updates. There could never be enough school supply drives. Here’s why: According to the Texas Education Agency, this past school year, 47 percent of […]


Backpacks for Hope

June 20, 2015 0

Donate NEW backpacks and school supplies, and bring HOPE to kids and their moms for the new school year during the 5th Annual Backpacks for Hope Drive. The Texas Advocacy Project is collecting NEW backpacks […]

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Event: National Trails Day, June 6, 2015

May 13, 2015 0

On June 6, 2015, Austin Parks Foundation, Hill Country Conservancy, and Texas Conservation Corps are partnering to host Austin’s local National Trails Day (NTD), the American Hiking Society’s nationwide trails awareness program. Each year Austin […]


Event: Children’s Climate March

March 30, 2015 0

Junior Scout Troop 471 is organizing a Children’s Climate March for April 25th which is supported by two City Council Members, Save Barton Creek Association, the Sierra Club, the City of Austin Music Office, and […]


8th Annual Handbags for Hope Drive

March 5, 2015 0

Donate your new & gently used handbags, and bring HOPE to women & children this Mother’s Day. Children in shelters across Texas will select a donated handbag, courtesy of The Texas Advocacy Project, to give […]

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Event: It’s My Park Day

February 12, 2015 0

Each year, the Austin Parks Foundation mobilizes thousands of volunteers across the city to improve parks and greenbelts throughout the city in their biggest volunteer event, It’s My Park Day. This year’s event will take […]


Blood Drives at Barton Creek and Lakeline Malls

December 29, 2014 0

The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas‘s Bloodmobile will be coming to the back parking area between Nordstrom and Sears over the next few days for holiday blood drives. Donate blood on Monday, December […]

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Women and Girls Working To Build a Better Austin

November 10, 2014 0

This time of year, many of us think about giving back. With a growing number of Austinites still reeling from the economic downturn and a social services infrastructure struggling to keep up with sustained growth, […]

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A Letter From a Mom About STAAR Testing

April 9, 2014 1

How do you feel about STAAR testing? Do your kids get stressed to the max when testing time rolls around? Do you agree with the rigors that children have to go through in order to […]

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Season of Giving: #GivingTuesday

December 3, 2013 0

At the risk of sounding cliché, we are so lucky. We live in a fabulous city, with all kinds of things for families to do. We sometimes get to wear flip flops in December. We […]

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The Scoop on What’s Changing for Health Care

September 11, 2013 0

Passions run pretty strong when it comes to the nation’s health reform law, the Affordable Care Act (OK, Obamacare). Still, a lot of families don’t know much about the law or what’s set to change […]

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Moms Making a Difference

May 8, 2013 1

Ever heard of the activist roots for Mother’s Day? Back in 1870, Julia Ward Howe, an advocate for equality, women’s rights, peace, and the abolition of slavery, put out a proclamation on what some say was the first Mother’s Day. […]

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Three Moms Every Lawmaker Should Meet

May 1, 2013 1

About a year ago, fellow LiveMom blogger Nicole introduced me to Alexandria Garza. A single mother to a little girl, Alexandria was uninsured when doctors diagnosed her with some serious health problems, including a heart […]

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Resources on May 11th AISD Bond Package

April 30, 2013 0

It’s that time again. Early voting is already underway for the May 11th Joint General and Special Elections, which for Austinites means a vote on whether to approve $890 million in bonds to fund a […]

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Raising a Budding Activist

April 24, 2013 0

Think back: What’s your earliest memory of wanting to change the world? Chances are, long before you could cast a ballot, you were a kid who cared deeply about something. You truly believed you could […]

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A Fit Family With Help from the School

April 3, 2013 0

Oh, right . . . fitness. Am I the only one who needs reminding about this? When it comes to my family’s health, lots of things manage to get my attention regularly. Runny noses serve […]

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Rally Round-Up for 2013

February 11, 2013 0

There are so many reasons to live in Austin. My list would include all the affordable, fun things to do as a family, the 10 months of sunshine, and the many big city offerings we […]

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The Lege Is Here. Are You Ready?

January 14, 2013 1

Oh boy, here we go! The 83rd Texas Legislative Session started last week, and I fully anticipate this one being as exciting, exhausting, rewarding, and at times as infuriating as the six ones I’ve worked […]

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