We Are Girls 2020

In response to the pandemic and the changes in communities and schools, Girls Empowerment Network created a one-of-a-kind resource for families and educators by adapting its unique in-school curriculum provide activities directly to girls in 3rd-8th grade.   The...

Austin Museums Reopen!

Much of Austin Museum Day 2020 will be celebrated virtually, but several area museums have recently reopened for in-person visits. New protocols have been put in place to promote social distancing. Many have reduced their open days and hours, require advanced...

YMCA Offers Virtual Recreational Esports Gaming League

  Rocket League, League of Legends Begin Play October 3 (AUSTIN) – After the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of much of its spring and fall programming, the YMCA of Austin is starting a new “esports” league. The Y has partnered with GGLeagues to offer...

The University of Texas Revises the Age of Planet Earth

By creating conditions akin to the center of the Earth inside a laboratory chamber, researchers have improved the estimate of the age of the Earth’s solid inner core, putting it at 1 billion to 1.3 billion years old. The results place the core at the younger end of an...

Pecan Street Festival

  Now in its 43rd year, the Pecan Street Festival (PSF) will hold its second virtual festival on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19-20, 2020 (Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. 11am-8pm). The PSF is the largest and longest-running of Texas’ arts/crafts and music festivals. It draws...

Teen Takes on Entrepreneurship Raising Fund for COVID-19 Relief

At the end of April, Jennifer Fang, a 15-year-old girl at Saint Michael’s Catholic Academy, decided to create a charity based brand called nutssosweet. Amidst the ongoing pandemic, she recognized the economic hardships endured by Americans and wished to help the local...

Austin Extends Free Produce Boxes

AISD will continue to provide free, local Farm Fresh Boxes from The Common Market Texas through October 7, 2020 at specific AISD curbside meal sites.   The boxes feature locally grown produce, such as peppers, melons, squash, carrots, and other seasonal staples....

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Caring for Older Parents

Caring for Older Parents

Expert Caregiving Tips for Busy Parents Have you heard of the “sandwich generation”? If you’re an adult with young children who also provides care for an aging parent, you have found yourself smack dab in the middle of two warm, doughy slices of caring, generationally...

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Breathe, You’ve Got This! Family Mental Health During COVID-19

Breathe, You’ve Got This! Family Mental Health During COVID-19

The term “unprecedented” has been used so often in the COVID-19 pandemic that it seems almost meaningless now, but we really are living through an event that the world has never seen before. In a time of prolonged uncertainty, mental health struggles seem to be...

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Awesome Austin Virtually!

Awesome Austin Virtually!

Things are beginning to open up after the first phase of quarantine that began in March, but all indications are good that another wave of social isolating is on the horizon. That doesn’t mean you can’t explore the awesomeness of Austin! This town is nothing if not...

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Speed Aging

Speed Aging

All I want to do is be a grandmother. I’ve got my name picked out: Nana. It’s not original but...

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The Breakup

The Breakup

Summer is winding down, so this past week I sat down with myself for a good long chat. It wasn’t...

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Dad Directions

Dad Directions

Summer came with a driver’s license the year I turned sixteen. Thrilling, full of freedom. I hit...

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