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Fall Family Exploration

Fall Family Exploration

Now that temperatures are dropping out of the triple digits, this is a great time for nature enthusiasts and families who are looking to create more meaningful outdoor experiences. Research has already proven the many benefits of time spent outdoors, particularly for...

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What’s Cooler Than Caves?

What’s Cooler Than Caves?

  Each month, topics in this column alternate between cool, new places to go and family-friendly activities to do at home. This month, keep cool underground!   It has been one of the hottest summers on record in Austin, and though the summer break has ended,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Festive and Bright: Best Holiday Lights in Central Texas

Festive and Bright: Best Holiday Lights in Central Texas

Ready or not, the holidays are upon us. That can mean a lot of hustle and bustle, but it is also a beautiful time of year in Central Texas to enjoy with your family. In Austin, December is usually mild enough to still be outside. With that in mind, you may be...

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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,...

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