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How Austinties Can Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

“When it’s a choice to make between things and life, sometimes you’ve just got to let the things go and hang on to life.” This quote was taken from a recent article in The Washington Post from a 58-year-old man in Houston whose house is flooded and most likely ruined. Almost 6 million fellow Texans […]

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Best Options for Drop-in Childcare this Summer

Busy parents, summer break is here! –Yaaaay?!? While yes, I am looking forward to slower days, splash pads and picnic lunches with my dear little one, part of me is also kind of freaking out. No more preschool, no more MOPS, no daily programming to get us out of the house. Getting out of the house keeps […]

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Random Acts of Kindness For The Whole Family

  The beginning of a new year is a special time to reflect on family dynamic, while making plans for the coming months ahead. Looking back on the year is always fun, and in our house I like to talk about the things we did for others, including our family, friends and community. The end […]

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Where to Volunteer as a Family this Holiday Season

Want to teach your littles the true meaning of Christmas? How about celebrating by helping feed our city’s hungry & homeless? Do you have a heart for service but feel scrapped for the time, energy & resources on where to volunteer?  I tapped the mind of local mama & philanthropist Joy Rener to compile a list […]

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The Revolutionary IDEA of Farm to School Programs

Sponsored By: IDEA Public Schools You may have heard the concept of “farm to table” dining with concerns to the growing hip trend among the culinary scene. The term refers to practice of growing and using local food to be served. I feel lucky as a parent to now know that many schools, including IDEA Public […]

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Gifts That Give Back

Whether you’re ready or not, the holiday season is upon us. Part of the merry-making typically involves gift giving. Now holiday gifts can take many forms, from neatly packaged baked goods to skillfully crafted creations that result in several glue gun singed fingers. But let’s be honest for a minute. Even if we muster a […]

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50 Ways to Serve Austin This Holiday Season

“Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.” -Kevin Heath It’s November, and that means it’s officially the kickoff to the holiday season. The shelves at big boxes have been merrily sporting their red and green for weeks, and the same retailers are already shoving Black Friday […]

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