Donate a Hope Pack and Give Hope to a Foster Child

July 17, 2017 0

Each year, Child Protective Services (CPS) removes over 17,000 children from their homes in Texas alone. When these children arrive at foster homes, they often arrive with nothing more than the clothes that they are […]


Outside Voice ARTtv at Maker Faire

May 10, 2017 0

Going to Maker Faire? Get Arty at the Outside Voice ARTtv Party! If you’re heading to Maker Faire Austin this weekend, be sure and check out the pop up art party Outside Voice is hosting […]


Shop at Home: Order Online at Walmart

September 8, 2016 0

Yesterday I did some grocery shopping. Unlike anyone who actually went to the store on Labor Day, I did not wait in line, bump carts with fellow shoppers or parking lot cruise. I gave the […]

Austin Music Mama

What’s Your Summer Jam

July 1, 2016 0

Summer is the season for road tripping and singing out loud with the windows rolled down!  We asked some of our friends and favorite Kindie artists “What’s your Summer Jam?”  Both family-friendly and their own […]


Live Music Venues for Kids of All Ages

April 26, 2016 0

Living in the Live Music Capital of the World, there’s no escaping catching some live music around Austin. From restaurants to record stores, bars and clubs, grocery stores and coffee shops, we are lucky enough […]


Family-Friendly SXSW 2016 Events

February 29, 2016 0

Are you thinking you can’t enjoy all that South by Southwest has to offer with your kids?  Think again!  Below are our picks for family-friendly events during SXSW. Most are not SXSW official events, but […]

Austin Foodie Mama

Healthy Drive-Thru Restaurants in Austin

February 16, 2016 2

Time is in short supply these days. Many of us spend a good deal of it shuttling our kids around between school and their varied activities, which doesn’t allow for cooking. On those busy nights, […]


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 […]


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 […]

Austin Foodie Mama

Making Cooking Fun For Kids (And For Parents)

September 18, 2015 0

Like life, cooking is messy, sometimes complicated, occasionally dangerous and at best outrageous fun. It is also a practical art and skill that can be rewarding on many levels. Like: you get to eat a […]


2014 Austin Area Spring Break Camps

January 29, 2014 2

Spring break is just around the corner, and it’s time to prepare for school-aged children to be on the loose for a week. Check out all the camps and activities available around town to keep […]


8 Handmade Holiday Gifts by C.R.A.F.T.

December 12, 2013 0

Hi LiveMom Readers! I’m Jamie, and I blog over at C.R.A.F.T. C.R.A.F.T. is a nifty little acronym for Creating Really Awesome Free Things. I make things for your home (kitchen organizer on a door), wardrobe […]

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Austin Reading Mama

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 […]

Mommy Mob

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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Texas River Schools Moonlight Floats

September 5, 2013 2

So you’re an Austinite.  You’ve seen the bats.  You’ve seen live music.  You’ve canoed Lady Bird Lake.  But chances are you’ve never canoed under the emerging bats while listening to a floating band.  Thanks to […]

Austin Health and Beauty Mama

Guest Post: Starting an Exercise Routine

August 29, 2013 1

You’ve heard it all before:  Regular exercise can change the way you feel, energizing your muscles while simultaneously feeling spent.  Regular exercise can change your body, making you strong and healthy.  Regular exercise can open […]

Austin Travel Mama

Take It Like a Tourist: Lost Pines Resort

July 31, 2013 0

As you might have noticed, this summer we are running a few new regular features. On Wednesdays, we’re writing about taking on the city as tourists — even though we live here. So, we might […]


Take It Like a Tourist: Inner Space Cavern

July 10, 2013 2

As you might have noticed, this summer we are running a few new regular features. On Wednesdays, we’re writing about taking on the city as tourists — even though we live here. So, we might write […]

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Planting for Honey Bees

May 30, 2013 1

For the last several years, honey bee populations in North America have been declining rapidly. This decline is attributed to anything from “we have no idea” to drought, the use of neonicotinoids (pesticide), reduced habitat, […]

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It’s Snow Cone Season!

May 9, 2013 0

We are just weeks away from the official start of summer, and in Central Texas, that means blazing hot temperatures.  Cool treats are always a great way to beat the heat.  In recent years, it […]

Mommy Mob

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. […]

Mommy Mob

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 […]

Mommy Mob

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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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 […]

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2013 Austin Area Farmer’s Markets

April 13, 2013 2

Spring has sprung. Not that you could tell by the recent weather. Brrrr. With spring-like weather back by this weekend, it will be just in time for the widest selection of farmer’s markets that the […]

Mommy Mob

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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Are You a Helicopter Mom?

March 10, 2013 0

Are you scratching your head and wondering what in the world I mean? It’s not like you have rotors sticking out of the top of your head, and you don’t hover, right? Or do you? […]

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Mommy Mob

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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Austin Area Spring Break Camps 2013

January 16, 2013 0

Spring break is just around the corner, and it’s time to prepare for school-aged children to be on the loose for a week. Check out all the camps and activities available around town to keep […]

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Mommy Mob

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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2012/2013 Winter Camps Around Austin

December 5, 2012 1

The holidays are almost upon us and, in addition to the hustle and bustle of preparing for celebrations with family and friends, it’s also time to prepare for school-aged children to be on extended break […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Stuffed Acorn Squash

November 15, 2012 1

Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a week away? Thanksgiving is a holiday for family, friends and counting our blessings… and food, of course. With limited time left to plan, I’m here to save the […]

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Mommy Mob

Boiling It Down: Property Taxes

October 27, 2012 4

This week, you likely drove on local roads, maybe dropped your child off at a public school, and passed a hospital, fire station, police department, and library somewhere along the way. Chances are you didn’t […]

Mommy Mob

Help Get to 10,000

October 22, 2012 3

Texas is in the news again, and in less-than-good ways. We’ve got the school districts suing the state. We’ve got health professionals pointing out  there is a multi-billion IOU for Medicaid health care. It all […]

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