Pregnancy Brain:  A Real (and Permanent?) Thing

Pregnancy Brain:  A Real (and Permanent?) Thing

If you’ve ever been pregnant, you’ve no doubt experienced the infamous “pregnancy brain.” Yes, not only is your body going through a seemingly random assortment of changes, but your mental function experiences the miracle of life, too. This unwelcome phenomenon...
15 Ideas for Unique Birthday Gifts

15 Ideas for Unique Birthday Gifts

Looking for an out-of-the-ordinary gift for a child’s birthday? This list of solid winners built around enduring childhood passions is sure to be a hit with the birthday boy or girl. As a bonus, you might just have a little fun putting these gift ideas together,...
Student Leader Talks About Life with Autism

Student Leader Talks About Life with Autism

Thoughtful, eloquent and confident, Aaron Allen makes an impression in conversation. The senior at Del Valle High School has been through an experience that powerfully transformed his outlook and his self-image, and he’s happy to talk about it. Allen has autism, a...
Bicycle Basics: Free-Wheeling Safely at Every Age

Bicycle Basics: Free-Wheeling Safely at Every Age

Want to encourage a lifetime of fitness, fun and freedom? Bicycling offers all three, and today’s young riders are safer than ever. Per government statistics, kids’ fatalities from bike accidents have dropped 62 percent since 1999. But that doesn’t mean you should...
Tejano Music Spots a Rising Star

Tejano Music Spots a Rising Star

It’s no small thing to be compared to Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, the late and beloved Tejano singer from south Texas who rose to fame in the ‘80s and ‘90s with hits like “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.” But Mia Garcia, a bubbly and energetic 11-year-old Austinite, is worthy of the...
Introverted Kids Smash the Team Sports Mold

Introverted Kids Smash the Team Sports Mold

There’s no doubt, team sports offer an array of benefits to kids. Team sports provide opportunities for kids to develop friendships, work as a team, problem solve, learn good sportsmanship and much more. But what if your kid just isn’t interested in being on a...
Choose a Camp Your Child Will Love

Choose a Camp Your Child Will Love

My poor mom. When I was a kid, she only had one choice of where to send me for summer camp: THE town camp. It was a traditional, 6-hour day camp with a heavy emphasis on sports, which was great for a vast swath of children. But not so great for me. I was more of a...
Visiting Great Wolf Lodge: Endless Family Fun

Visiting Great Wolf Lodge: Endless Family Fun

Once stepping inside of Great Wolf Lodge, Grapevine’s indoor water park and resort, it’s easy to lose all sense of time and space. Every inch of the kid Mecca is filled with something to do or some interactive feature that will keep every kid entertained until...
Children’s Music Helps Miss Ariel Soar

Children’s Music Helps Miss Ariel Soar

The work kept her going. Through chemo and recovery from cancer surgery, Ariel Czerwinski, who performs for children as Miss Ariel, kept thinking about that CD she wanted to finish. “I was still in the hospital, recovering from the surgery, thinking, ‘If I do anything...
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