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....
Teen Talk-The Secret to Better Parent-Teen Bonding

Teen Talk-The Secret to Better Parent-Teen Bonding

  I still walk to the bus stop with my ninth grade twins. Before you assume that I’m a helicopter, snowplow, lawnmower or some other type of machinery parent, please let me explain. When my kids were younger, I admit that I used to go to the bus stop with them...
41 Ways To Spread Cheer In The New Year

41 Ways To Spread Cheer In The New Year

If you have ever experienced a random act of kindness, you know the profound joy even the simplest act can produce. There’s a surprise and level of connection that can shake you out of the rhythm of routine and leave a lasting impact. This year, encourage your family...
Caring for Older Parents

Caring for Older Parents

Expert Caregiving Tips for Busy Parents Have you heard of the “sandwich generation”? If you’re an adult with young children who also provides care for an aging parent, you have found yourself smack dab in the middle of two warm, doughy slices of caring, generationally...
Awesome Austin Virtually!

Awesome Austin Virtually!

Things are beginning to open up after the first phase of quarantine that began in March, but all indications are good that another wave of social isolating is on the horizon. That doesn’t mean you can’t explore the awesomeness of Austin! This town is nothing if not...
8 Great Outdoor Games for Summer

8 Great Outdoor Games for Summer

Get the whole family outside and burn some energy with these old-school outdoor games!   Sack Race Kids and grown-ups used to use large, burlap potato sacks. Those aren’t as easily obtainable anymore, but you can purchase good quality burlap bags from coffee...
5 Budget-Friendly Backyard Activities

5 Budget-Friendly Backyard Activities

“Mom, I’m bored!” Those three words strung together can trigger waves of anxiety in any parent, especially during the summer months when a child’s daily schedule is wide open while a parent’s is cresting to its fullest. You may be tempted to surrender the smart device...
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