Choosing to Take a Step Back From Your Career

April 18, 2016 0

When I was a teenager I dreamed of living abroad, becoming a high powered marketing executive and wearing sophisticated and stylish J. Crew suits every day to work. I did study abroad, I did get […]


KidOShoe Sale and Giveaway

April 14, 2016 0

KidOShoe is a locally owned and operated shoe store that carries shoes for kids ages newborn and up – there are even baby shower shoes available. Featuring a hand-picked selection of well-made shoes from around […]


Why Your Family Needs Your Neighbors

April 5, 2016 0

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “IT TAKES A VILLAGE”. Well, I’ve experienced raising children with a small village (family a few hours away) and a large village thanks to my neighbors. And let me […]

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Omni Fort Worth Vacation Packages for Families

March 28, 2016 0

Many times vacations are not relaxing at all and involve lots of going, lots of exploring and little relaxation. And then there are trips that we take that involve recharging, unwinding, and so much relaxing […]

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Easter 2016 Brunches, Buffets, and Family Fun

March 23, 2016 0

Time to break out your best pastels, floppy hats, and Sunday shoes: Easter is here, which means it’s officially brunch season. While I’ve compiled a list of fancy brunches and less family-friendly Easter brunch events […]

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Spring Break Road Trip Ideas

March 11, 2016 0

Spring break is the perfect time to hop into the car for a road trip! The weather is fine – not too hot, not too cold, just right. The great state of Texas is huge […]

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Local Author Reading List: Carolyn Cohagan

March 9, 2016 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 […]


Things to do with Kids in Austin

March 8, 2016 0

Entertaining kids of all ages in Austin has never been easier with LiveMom’s series of Fun Things to do in Austin with Kids! Broken down by age, we’ve laid out ideas for keeping kids from […]

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Feature: Stephanie Carls, Media Maven

March 2, 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. Our March feature is Stephanie […]


2016 Austin Summer Camp Guide

March 1, 2016 0

The kids will be out of school for summer break in no time! Get a head start on planning out their camp schedule with the 2016 Austin Summer Camp Guide.   American Robotics Academy American […]

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Best Parks in Austin Series

February 24, 2016 0

Make the most of this beautiful spring weather in Austin! Before the repressive heat strikes, head out to one of the many Austin-area parks to enjoy nature and outdoor play with your kids. If you […]

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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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 1

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 […]


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 1

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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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 […]


Things To Do With Teenage Kids in Austin

December 16, 2015 8

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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