Super Soaked! Water Play Activities

Super Soaked! Water Play Activities

Each month, topics in this column alternate between cool, new places to go and family-friendly activities to try at home. This month, we have super fun games to get your kids super soaked. Stay cool, Austin!   We get it. It’s hot. And there doesn’t appear to be...
Ice Cream in Austin Area

Ice Cream in Austin Area

Each month, topics in this column alternate between cool, new places to go and a family-friendly thing to do at home. This month, cool off with a cone from one of the best ice cream parlors around. Ice cream is my favorite, so for my birthday this year I asked my...
Outdoor Summer Activities

Outdoor Summer Activities

Doctors and educators are recognizing the benefits of time spent outdoors, particularly for children. Research has shown that children who play outside and spend time in nature are more physically active, which helps prevent obesity, heart disease, diabetes and other...
What’s SUP: Paddling on Lady Bird Lake

What’s SUP: Paddling on Lady Bird Lake

Each month, topics in this column alternate between cool, new places to go and a family-friendly thing to do at home. This month, we take you out on the water for some paddling action. You’ve seen them out there, dotting the water anytime you cross Lady Bird Lake on a...
Celebrating Our Earth

Celebrating Our Earth

Each month, topics in this column alternate between fun, new places to go and family-friendly things to do at home. This month, the YMCA shares an earth-themed art project for the yard and a yoga stance. Give both a try!   The first Earth Day in 1970 brought 20...
Best Train Rides

Best Train Rides

There is something ageless about riding a miniature train, with a kid on your lap or seated beside you, waiting for that first lurch of the train on the tracks, excitement growing as the whistle blows and the conductor yells, “All aboard!” When my youngest was a...
Heart-healthy Family Activities

Heart-healthy Family Activities

February is Heart Month, which is a perfect opportunity to expand our hearts in a variety of ways. From expressions of love to heart-pounding exercise or excitement, you can find plenty of options to make great family memories. We often think of Valentine’s Day on...
Places To Go and Things To Do: Climb On!

Places To Go and Things To Do: Climb On!

Climbing is one of the fastest growing sports in the country, especially after its inclusion in the 2021 Olympics and American Nathaniel Coleman’s podium finish. Austin is fortunate to have a wealth of opportunities for climbers of all experiences and skill levels. In...
Baked Apple Recipe

Baked Apple Recipe

If you want your kids to enjoy eating healthy, the first step is to show them that nutritious foods can be tasty too. Apples are a great choice, with their crisp texture and their combined sweet and tart flavor. Even better, with so many varieties in local markets,...
A Tour of Local Libraries

A Tour of Local Libraries

No matter where you live in the Austin area, there are many amazing libraries to explore. Not only will you find countless books, media, music and resources but also a variety of in-person and online events to engage the entire family. Some general highlights found at...
Back-to-School Safety and Craft

Back-to-School Safety and Craft

As your kids head back to school, it’s a perfect time for safety checks and back-to-school crafts!   Safety Checks While there are plenty of guidelines for dealing with COVID, here are a few additional steps to keep your kids from harm at school, at home and at...
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