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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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A Tour of Local Libraries

A Tour of Local Libraries

No matter where you live in the Austin area, there are many amazing libraries to explore. Not only will you find countless books, media, music and resources but also a variety of in-person and online events to engage the entire family. Some general highlights found at...

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Back-to-School Safety and Craft

Back-to-School Safety and Craft

As your kids head back to school, it’s a perfect time for safety checks and back-to-school crafts!   Safety Checks While there are plenty of guidelines for dealing with COVID, here are a few additional steps to keep your kids from harm at school, at home and at...

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Destination Restaurants With Playscapes (and More!)

Destination Restaurants With Playscapes (and More!)

Fact: To attract the business of parents with school-aged children, it’s best for restaurants to offer on-site fun for kids. And as parents in central Texas head out during the long summer months, they want to know their options. Here are three all-season restaurants...

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Paper Plate Balloon Tennis

Paper Plate Balloon Tennis

Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious event in tennis, and it takes place in July. Here is a fun and simple activity to help you and your family get into the spirit of the game, even if you have never played. Better still, you can do it indoors to escape the...

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Fairy Gardens

Fairy Gardens

Fairy gardens can be hard to find, not only because they’re tiny and usually housed in secret spots – but they’re also quite rare! This month, we’ve got some tips for how to find them as well as how to build your own. They can inspire creativity and get kids excited...

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STEM Maker Umbrella Challenge

STEM Maker Umbrella Challenge

Did you know that May is the rainiest month in Austin? Our STEM maker challenge puts your umbrella making skills to the test with a few common household items. Materials: Just grab a handful of straws, paper plates, sponges, coffee filters, cupcake wrappers, aluminum...

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Best Farmers Markets for Kids

Best Farmers Markets for Kids

Farmers market shopping is so different from heading to the grocery store, especially with kids in tow. While it is likely you may not find everything on your list, trips to a farmers market will definitely be met with more excitement and curiosity. Even better, you...

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Message in a Bottle

Message in a Bottle

It just feels good to share the love. This simple, colorful craft is a perfect way to tell friends, family, neighbors, teachers, nurses – anyone that is special to you – how much you care. Any day of the year is a good time to say, “I love you!”   MATERIALS...

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Valentine’s Day Adventures

Valentine’s Day Adventures

This year, think “outside the box” of chocolates when planning your Valentine’s Day! We took our inspiration from messages on candy hearts to come up with some fun “Choose Your Own Adventures.” Celebrate the day (or month) with your sweetie, the kids, or the whole...

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