May Market

The creators of Blue Genie Art Bazaar present the May Market, a new spring art and shopping experience that brings the best of Central Texas artists and their work together under one roof. The new event is a free, family-friendly experience showcasing handmade items....

Spring Writing Contest Winners

Austin Bat Cave is pleased to announce the winners of the Spring Writing Contest. We would like to thank our guest judges Natalia Sylvester and Nick Solis for choosing our winners, and our community partner Black Pearl Books for supplying gift cards for our...

Contest Winners

Minchae Kim, a fourth grade student at Rutledge Elementary School in Austin, was named the grand prize winner in a statewide art contest. The fourth grader became the first student from Austin to win the grand prize in the history of the program. The Texas Commission...

Fundraiser Run

Riding Equines for the Disabled (RED) Arena will be hosting a 5K and 10K trail run to support their mission of empowering individuals with disabilities through horses. The nonprofit offers equine-assisted therapies, family support and inclusive summer camps, among...

Maternity Hospital Recognized

Ascension Seton Hays has been named one of the “Best Maternity Hospitals 2021” by Newsweek, in partnership with the Leapfrog Group, the national nonprofit organization that reports on the safety and quality of U.S. health care facilities. The medical center recently...

Art Installation

The Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation installed its latest Writing on the Walls public art installation during Women’s History Month in honor of Texas’ trailblazing, sharp-witted former governor, Ann Richards. Nearly 100 banners featuring a dozen quotes and images...

Celebrate Earth Day

This Thursday is Earth Day! Looking for an easy but meaningful way to celebrate with your family this year? The Parents Climate Community-Austin has put together a free Earth Month Eco-Challenge for kids ages 4 through 10. It comes with a list of activity ideas as...
Camp Guide

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2021 Readers Poll Favorite
Dance Discovery
Magic Basketball Club
Camp Doublecreek


Camp of the Week

Country Home Summer Camp

At Country Home we offer a distinctly innovative and unique environment for our school-age children ages 5-13. We do not limit our program to one teaching venue or method, but rather provide a virtual banquet of educational and exciting choices.



Synergy Dance
Stepping Stone
Nitro Swim
2021 Camp Guide
Maker-Minded: Raising DIY Kids

Maker-Minded: Raising DIY Kids

When your electronic gadgets break, does your tween fix them? Do you have a child that builds elaborate housing for pets and dolls out of scraps of craft materials and cardboard boxes? Maybe you’re raising entrepreneurial teens with ideas that could make them the next...

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30 Years of Parenting In Austin

30 Years of Parenting In Austin

Austin Family is celebrating its 30th birthday! Looking back, I wondered what experiences our kids are having as they grow up in Austin that their parents or grandparents had. What things have changed? To find out, I asked three generations of native Austinites....

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Inclusivity in Summer Camps Can Add to Camp Experience for All

Inclusivity in Summer Camps Can Add to Camp Experience for All

Kent Cummins, a camp director, was on the phone with the mother of a prospective camper. She desperately wanted her daughter to attend his summer day camp. Yet, she was finding that in most cases, camps would not admit her daughter. Up to that point, he had never...

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Family Matters


Team Dishwasher

Team Dishwasher

We are a mostly “individual sport” type of family. Drawing, Spotify-listening, solo excavations...

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