14  Places to Take Dad for Father’s Day

14 Places to Take Dad for Father’s Day

How best to spend Father’s Day with your amazing dad? Let the big guy in your life know how much he means to you by taking him to some of the best, most entertaining places in Austin. Whether he’s a museum freak, a nature nut or an adventure junkie, we’ve rounded up a...
STEAM Activities for Steamy Summer Days

STEAM Activities for Steamy Summer Days

School’s out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean learning has to end. Summer days are the perfect time to explore STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and math — with activities perfect for the weather. So keep your cool, keep it fun and keep learning.  ...
Thoughts on Mother’s Day

Thoughts on Mother’s Day

Shawn Colvin Singer, Songwriter, Grammy winner “I hope to teach my own child to value herself and believe in herself and to do what she loves.” Kendra Scott Founder, the Kendra Scott company “Since my boys were young, I’ve taught them the importance of being...
Holm Springs Eternal

Holm Springs Eternal

Catia Hernandez Holm talks with moms. A lot. She gives speeches to mom groups, makes appearances at bookstore events and will deliver her first TED talk in Austin on May 2. The Austinite and author of The Courage to Become, released last summer, spoke with us about...
5 Moms, 15 Things to Do

5 Moms, 15 Things to Do

Mom is a kisser of scraped knees, a bedtime storyteller and an expert cutter of crust. She means so much to your family, and Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show Mom just how much you appreciate her! We’ve compiled several options for different types of...
10 Ways to Finish Strong This School Year

10 Ways to Finish Strong This School Year

Longer days. Beautiful weather. Children itching for summer. By the time May rolls around, it’s hard to keep kids focused on school. But you may find that a strong finish now will lead to a good start in a new school year next fall. Here are 10 tips to keep your child...
5 Things Kids Get from Outdoor Education

5 Things Kids Get from Outdoor Education

For the first time in its history, Manor ISD is partnering with the YMCA of Austin to include outdoor education in its curriculum for all 4th grade students during the 2017-2018 academic year. Project WILD is an educational program that introduces students to...
Garland Benson Invites You to “Be a Hero”

Garland Benson Invites You to “Be a Hero”

The Benson family is an active bunch. Mom Charlotte and dad Craig regularly get outside with their two children, 15-year-old Christiane and 13-year-old Garland, to explore the Barton Creek Greenbelt, ride zip lines across Lake Travis, hike, snow ski and vacation at...
3 Reasons to Play in the Great Outdoors

3 Reasons to Play in the Great Outdoors

As electronic devices increase in popularity, children spend more time on their devices and less time playing outside. Although these screens give us a convenient and easy way to entertain kids, outdoor activities have essential benefits. Why is going outside so...
This Austin Musician Helps Kids to “Rise”

This Austin Musician Helps Kids to “Rise”

SaulPaul is a musician with a message. Not only does this Austin rapper write songs with uplifting lyrics, but he spends a good part of the year visiting schools and talking to students about big subjects: what’s important in life, how to set goals and the importance...
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