For my son's first Christmas, we lucked into a photo with local celebrity dad Owen Egerton at what was then Moxie and the Compound. Sadly, Owen has not reprised his role in recent years.
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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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Austin

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 2

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 1

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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Austin

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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Austin Reading Mama

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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Austin Music Mama

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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Weekly Planner: September 21-27, 2015

September 20, 2015 0

What’s happening this week in Austin? We’ve got plenty of family-friendly events all week long, including the weekend, to keep your family busy! Monday, September 21, 2015 Baby Bloomers: Nursery Rhymes – 9 a.m. to […]

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Celebrate Oktoberfest 2015 in Austin

September 18, 2015 0

Save yourself some time and money by celebrating Oktoberfest in Austin instead of Munich! There are plenty of options to celebrate, most are kid-friendly, and all are sure to offer an abundance of fun. Easy […]

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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 […]

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Weekly Planner: September 14-20, 2015

September 13, 2015 0

Monday, September 14, 2015 Signing Storytime with The Signing Connection (Round Rock) – 10:00am – 10:30am., Join the Baby Signing Time revolution! This class is geared for children 0-5 years and their parents. Amy from […]

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Austin Travel Mama

Austin Travel Mama: Nantucket, Massachusetts

September 1, 2015 0

Nantucket, Massachusetts is a beautiful, quaint island off the coast of Cape Cod. And if you happen to visiting in the summer, you likely plan to spend most of your time near the water. The […]

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Bucket List: Wimberley Market Days

August 25, 2015 0

One of the oldest and largest outdoor markets in Texas is located a short drive from Austin in the beautiful town of Wimberely. Held on the first Saturday of the month from March to December, […]

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