Rethinking the Meaningful Gift

Kathy Terry is one half of the couple behind P. Terry’s Burger Stands. Kathy and Patrick Terry founded the business 13 years ago and have recently launched a new concept, Taco Ranch. But the project Kathy led on her own, and the one that best demonstrates her heart...

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Kids Waiting to Be Adopted Don’t Need Superheroes

The first time my parents decided to adopt was on a beach. A friend was telling them about a little boy she worked with whom no one wanted. Without missing a beat, my mom said, “We’ll take him.” And they did.   Sure, there were things to do: classes to take, visits...

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Charity Begins at Home: Encouraging a Giving Spirit in Children

In this age of selfies, societal messages can tell us our worth is tied to the superficial approval and envy we obtain from “friends” who barely know us. In this environment, it’s acceptable to believe we’re the center of our own worlds. Ironically, experts tell us...

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9 Ways to Keep Family Hikes Fun

“Another bridge!” my daughter yells and rushes up to bounce across the boards over the creek. Bridges are a favorite on our family hikes — that and the chocolate in the trail mix. We hike a lot as a family. Some days, it’s tough to get the kids going, but then they...

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Put a Spark in Your Family Campfire

Whether you’re nestled deep in the woods sitting on logs beside your tent or chilling out on chairs in your backyard, gathering around a campfire is often a highlight of fall and winter nights.   The warmth of a crackling campfire creates the perfect setting for...

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Boy or Girl? These 25 Gender Reveals Help You Share the News

Mere moments after announcing a pregnancy, the question pops out, “Is it a boy or a girl?” Every new parent wants to celebrate their new baby in a big way, and the announcement is just the beginning. Step outside the cake cutting or box of balloons and find a new way...

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Best Neighborhoods in Austin for Young Families

Over the past decade or so, Austin has become a highly desirable destination for people from all over the US. And for good reason: for the second year in a row, “US News and World Report” named Austin number one on its “Best Places to Live” list. Austin’s natural...

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A Next-Level Teen Volunteer

It’s common to hear about teens doing volunteer work; some want to help a specific organization, some are looking for ways to keep busy and others hope to round out their resumes. But Haley Betron has taken volunteering to the next level. Only just entering her junior...

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How to “Grow Up” a Kid’s Bedroom

As kids grow up, they’re constantly developing new interests and preferences for everything from food to clothing — and even their bedroom wall color. They seem to outgrow everything quickly and before you know it, you’re trying to figure out what they like today that...

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5 Quick Back-to-School Breakfast Ideas

My daughter will be starting middle school this year. Because I’ll be driving her to school, we’ll need to be out of the house an hour earlier than we’re used to. That’s why I’m already thinking about breakfast and what I can have on hand to make sure she has...

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These Round Rock Schools are Rocking SEL

This spring, four Round Rock ISD elementary schools received big recognition in the area of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL). The field focuses on teaching skills like managing emotions and behavior, establishing relationships and making good decisions, and it’s been...

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