Texas School Choice Rally

School Choice

National School Choice Week, founded to raise awareness about K-12 options, will take place Jan. 20-23. During that time, over 40,000 independently-planned events and activities will launch around the country. Schools, organizations and individuals plan to celebrate...

Family Entertainment

High 5, a locally-owned family fun spot, recently opened a new location on Anderson Lane in north Austin. The entertainment center offers arcade games, bowling, karaoke, VR games and laser tag, plus classic American food with a gourmet twist. High 5's original...
Shark Tank ZuGoPet Juls Bindi Carolyn Shewfelt

Entrepreneurs on TV

Austin entrepreneur Juls Bindi and her Idaho-based business partner Carolyn Shewfelt will soon appear on ABC's Shark Tank. During the episode, which premiers Jan. 27 at 8 p.m., the founders of ZuGoPet will pitch their product, the Rocketeer Pack, to five business...

Charity Gala

Texas Oncology will present the 5th Annual Wonders & Worries Unmasked Gala on February 22 at the JW Marriot Austin. Taking on a Venetian carnival theme, participants are encouraged to wear masks. Proceeds will benefit Wonders & Worries, an Austin-based...

Clean School Buses

Leander ISD rolled out 24 new buses in December, each equipped to run on a propane fuel system. The district, which has operated propane-fueled buses since 2008, used a $740,000 grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to purchase the buses, which...

Forest Bathing

The YMCA’s Camp Moody recently hosted a series of events highlighting forest bathing and the work of Melanie Choukas-Bradley, a Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide and author of The Joy of Forest Bathing: Reconnect with Wild Places & Rejuvenate Your Life....

Math Initiative

A new initiative from UT Austin aims to drastically improve students’ college readiness and success in mathematics. Supported through a $6.68 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Launch Years looks to align K-12 schools and higher education,...
Marine Military

 

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12 Steps to Considering  a Private School

12 Steps to Considering a Private School

There are a host of reasons why parents send their children to private schools. For some it is a smaller teacher-student ratio and more individualized attention. For others, it is the religious grounding their children receive. For still others, it is to better...

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Local Authors Help Dudes Become Dads

Local Authors Help Dudes Become Dads

One day a while back, Austin-based counselor Kirsten Brunner logged onto Twitter, looking to connect with other like-minded professionals serving parents. She soon knew she wanted to meet Brian Salmon. The San Antonio-based doula had a unique energy that caught her...

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Should you do your own pest control?

Should you do your own pest control?

I’m all about DIY. I love to craft and create. My husband and I love building and do painting projects together. We love incorporating our kids into our DIY projects whenever possible. The kids love to work out in the garage on a building project using their own set...

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Lifelines
Strategies for Teaching Your Child to Swallow a Pill

Strategies for Teaching Your Child to Swallow a Pill

The day will come when your child will need to swallow a pill. Some children have no problem swallowing pills; others flatly refuse or are terrified. Here are some strategies for helping your child master this important skill. Pills vs Liquid Medicine Medicines for...

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Now Is the Time to Gather Your Family Health History

Now Is the Time to Gather Your Family Health History

The holiday season is the perfect time to collect information from relatives about your family health history. “Knowing your family health history can help identify your child’s risk of developing certain serious diseases and health conditions,” says Dr. Lisa Gaw,...

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Are You Using Essential Oils Safely?

Are You Using Essential Oils Safely?

Essential oils are booming in popularity. Parents are looking for natural remedies without the side effects of prescription drugs. People’s Pharmacy in Austin reports a dramatic increase in essential oil sales over the past few years. Worldwide essential oil sales are...

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Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Domestic Violence

Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Domestic Violence

Domestic violence can happen to anyone in an intimate relationship — regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age or race. Also called “intimate partner violence,” domestic violence can happen in all types of intimate relationships, whether married, living together...

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Education
Montessori Practices You Can Put to Work at Home

Montessori Practices You Can Put to Work at Home

Most parents have heard of Montessori schools and might have a basic understanding of how they operate. If you're like me, however, you haven't thought about incorporating Montessori practices into your home, especially if your child doesn’t attend a Montessori...

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Modern Classrooms Let  Kids Move All Day Long

Modern Classrooms Let Kids Move All Day Long

Our childhood classrooms, with their long rows of stationary desks, are gradually disappearing. They’re being replaced by rooms thoughtfully designed to incorporate more movement into the daily student experience. Teachers are also working to include kinesthetic...

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The Many Advantages of Dual Language Programs

The Many Advantages of Dual Language Programs

This year for the first time, our school district offered a dual language program, and my husband and I strongly considered enrolling our twins. We ultimately decided against it for several reasons, including that it required a change of campus and our children being...

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Why Technology in the Classroom Deserves a Closer Look

Why Technology in the Classroom Deserves a Closer Look

I’m revealing my age by saying that I can remember getting our first black and white home computer, which took pride of place in the dining room for the whole family to use. My first cell phone didn’t come until college, when social media was non-existent.   Our...

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Family Matters
How to Get Teens Out of Bed in the Morning

How to Get Teens Out of Bed in the Morning

Q.We have two boys, ages 13 and 16. My husband leaves early for work, so it’s my job to get the boys up, ready for school and out to the car for the drive to school. I have to call them several times before they finally get up. By then I’m frantic, because we barely...

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My Toddler’s Tantrums Are Getting Worse

My Toddler’s Tantrums Are Getting Worse

Q.  My 2-year-old son is having trouble giving up playtime. A while ago, I noticed when I ask him to stop playing so we can leave the house or eat or go to bed, he throws a tantrum. So, I was just letting him tire himself out. But recently, he started banging his head...

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What If I Don’t Want Another Baby?

What If I Don’t Want Another Baby?

Q. Our son is 3 years old and an only child. Lately, my husband has been talking a lot about having another baby. I know he gets pressure from his parents, because our son is their only grandchild. My mother-in-law has made it clear she’d love to buy cute little girl...

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Even Young Kids Can Be Affected by Domestic Abuse

Even Young Kids Can Be Affected by Domestic Abuse

Q.  I’m in a bad situation. My husband yells at me in front of our children (2 and 7 years old). He says I’m fat and lazy. He says he hates me. Once in a while, he hits me, but not where anyone could see. I’m staying with him for now because I have nowhere to go and...

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Family Connections
Teens Have a Nuanced Relationship with Social Media

Teens Have a Nuanced Relationship with Social Media

Stereotypes of young people are hard to shake. Every ensuing generation seems to pepper their juniors with breathy judgment. For the past decade, the youthful use of social media has invited shrill suspicion. Jabs against supposed social and personal corrosion have...

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Letters to Santa in the Digital Age

Letters to Santa in the Digital Age

Recently, a friend of mine heard her kindergartener praying. She tip-toed to the door and eavesdropped. As she quietly listened in she realized, hilariously, that her daughter was praying to Santa. I smiled so hard it almost broke my face. Jelly Belly vs. Jesus for...

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What Will My DNA Test Reveal?

What Will My DNA Test Reveal?

In 1962, James Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins received the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA.   Just 28 years later, in 1990, the Human Genome Project launched. Its daunting goal: to map the human genome.   Fast...

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