Celebrating Dads, Austin Style

Celebrating Dads, Austin Style

    Father’s Day rolls around every year in June just as summer is getting started. If your family needs some fresh inspiration for celebrating the dad, grandpa or uncle in your life, here are some fun ideas that are tailor-made for Austinites. Car Wash for...

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Peaches, Whimsy & Wonder: Day Trips to Fun Events

Peaches, Whimsy & Wonder: Day Trips to Fun Events

Drive down I-35 or Mopac and you’ll see that Austin is growing and changing fast. According to the Business Journal, the Austin metro area (which includes suburbs like Round Rock and Georgetown) was the fastest-growing area in the country between 2020-22. With all the...

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Bring on the Bluebonnets: 4 Wildflower Festivals

Bring on the Bluebonnets: 4 Wildflower Festivals

Spring in Central Texas is arguably the most beautiful time of year thanks to an abundance of our state flower, the beautiful bluebonnet. If you’ve ever wondered why you see so many wildflowers along the highways every spring, you can thank the Texas Department of...

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Tween Scene: Spring Break Fun

Tween Scene: Spring Break Fun

    If you have a pre-teen in your house, you know that they like to be silly, hang out with friends and still need parents to help them plan just about all their activities. So, without breaking the bank or putting extra stress on your schedule, how can...

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7 Ways to Motivate Kids to Do Chores

7 Ways to Motivate Kids to Do Chores

    My kids’ rooms sometimes resemble a frat house. But instead of empty beer cans and pizza boxes, my kids have 10 water bottles and half-eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwiches scattered throughout their space. I know that parents have complained about...

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The Thrill of the Hunt

The Thrill of the Hunt

  Looking for a free, fun activity that will get the family outside and in adventure mode? Try geocaching. Geocaching combines the thrill of treasure hunting with the ability to find specific locations utilizing Global Positioning System (GPS). GPS was made...

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7 Tips for Celebrating December Birthdays

7 Tips for Celebrating December Birthdays

December is touted as the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” but parents know it’s really the “Most Jam-Packed Time of the Year.” With Christmas parties, winter recitals, and travel plans galore, it’s a wonder that any family can fit in holiday traditions, much less...

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10 New Thanksgiving Traditions

10 New Thanksgiving Traditions

  Holiday traditions can be a source of joy that families look forward to each year—turkey carving, parades, reunions with family, all of these things fill our hearts. But as the calendar rolls around to November, you might find yourself wanting to replace some...

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Our Top 10 Tips for Taking Kids to ACL Music Festival

Our Top 10 Tips for Taking Kids to ACL Music Festival

October is here, and for live music lovers from around the world, October in Austin means the Austin City Limits Music Festival. For two weekends our airport is bustling and Zilker Park is overflowing with happy festivalgoers. Some people assume ACL isn’t a place for...

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Paws and Consider: 5 Types of Emotional Support Animals

Paws and Consider: 5 Types of Emotional Support Animals

  We all know that pets become part of the family when they enter our homes, but beyond simply being a loving pet, animals can also serve as therapeutic tools for children struggling with emotional issues like anxiety and depression. Such pets are referred to as...

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Do You Know Your Child’s Love Language

Do You Know Your Child’s Love Language

  Feeling loved helps children overcome many obstacles, contributing to a feeling of well-being that will help them excel in school, friendships and all other areas of their lives. “Often, parents assume that their kids just ‘know’ they are loved, or that saying...

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5 Tips For Traveling On A Budget This Summer

5 Tips For Traveling On A Budget This Summer

  Traveling is a great way to enjoy new experiences, learn about the world, bond with your family and take a break from the monotony of long summer days. Since the cost of travel can be prohibitive, many families don’t get away as frequently as they’d like or...

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