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At-Home Activities for the Holidays

At-Home Activities for the Holidays

  There’s no shortage of family activities around Austin during the holiday season. But sometimes you just want to keep it simple. Here are some ideas from the YMCA for at-home activities that will create special memories for your family. Decorate your front...

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THANKSgiving: 3 Austin Non-Profits

THANKSgiving: 3 Austin Non-Profits

If you and your family would like to get out there and donate your time and resources this holiday season, here are three locally operated nonprofit organizations in Austin to consider. Each organization has a mission to serve families in a unique way and could use...

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Fall Means Outdoor Family Fun in Austin

Fall Means Outdoor Family Fun in Austin

  As the scorching summer heat gives way to cooler temperatures, it’s easier to find healthy outdoor activities that are suitable for families of all ages. Whether you’re looking to unplug and enjoy nature or get a vigorous workout, Austin offers a range of fun...

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Happy Barks for Pet Parks!

Happy Barks for Pet Parks!

  Now that fall weather is on the horizon, you may be wondering where you can take your kids and your canine companions to enjoy the outdoors. Luckily, Austin is a fantastically pet-friendly city, so there are plenty of off-leash spots for your furry friends to...

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Tips for Tackling Back to School Stress

Tips for Tackling Back to School Stress

  Going back to school can be an overwhelming experience, not only for kids but for parents too. New teachers and new classmates can be intimidating. Waking up early, getting ready on time and handling the rigor of a fixed daily schedule presents a range of...

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Dairy-Free Delights! 3 New Ice Cream Shops in Austin

Dairy-Free Delights! 3 New Ice Cream Shops in Austin

  When July’s temperatures soar, one thing Austin families scream for is a cool dip of ice cream. Here are three new ice cream parlors in Austin that cater to a non-dairy palette.    Luv Fats Ice Cream, Walk-up window only 7135 N. Lamar Blvd Austin, TX...

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Be Proactive to Keep Kids Active

Be Proactive to Keep Kids Active

  For parents, summer often evokes memories of family vacations, days at the pool and playing outside. But for too many kids, video games and on-demand TV shows renders those active days a thing of the past. The greater Austin YMCA has a few suggestions to make...

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Kids, Take Mom on a Mother’s Day Date

Kids, Take Mom on a Mother’s Day Date

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, Sunday, May 14th. While we all love macaroni art and pancakes that spell “MOM,” Mother’s Day is also the perfect time to set aside extra, one-on-one time with your kids. A mother-daughter or mother-son date is a sweet time to...

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Family Garage Sales Teach Many Lessons

Family Garage Sales Teach Many Lessons

Hosting a family garage sale is not only a great way to declutter your home and make some extra cash, but it is also an environmentally friendly way to teach your kids several valuable life lessons. In today’s world where we are all becoming increasingly aware of the...

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Play-Based Learning For Toddlers

Play-Based Learning For Toddlers

  As parents, we sometimes over-complicate things when it comes to activities with our kids, especially for infants and toddlers. In the name of “learning” and “education,” we often forget that some of the most basic things can be the most instructive…and the...

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From North to South Austin: Two Fun Eateries

From North to South Austin: Two Fun Eateries

The post-holiday lull doesn’t have to be so blue; there are plenty of activities and places to explore with the family around Austin, including these unique eateries. From way North Austin down to way South Austin, it’s always fun to explore new culinary treats with...

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Be Sure To Include Yourself During This Season Of Giving

Be Sure To Include Yourself During This Season Of Giving

Self-care is important to practice all year long. But it can be especially beneficial during the hectic holiday season. The end of year is a popular time for people to give their time and talents to friends, family and fellow community members. This busy season can...

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