Extra Curricular Activities

play football

I Don’t Want My Son To Play Football

I love sports. I was lucky enough to be a coach for soccer, track, and cross country for several years when I taught middle school. Every year, I had to go through a required concussion training (find something similar here). Every year I walked away with one thought: if I ever have a son, he […]

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nature hikes

Best Nature Hikes for Every Age in Austin

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity,” John Muir. It’s truly a beautiful gift to live in Austin among our multiple green belts. Whether you have a newborn, toddler, tween, teen and/or college-aged “baby” in for a visit, we […]

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outings

Posttraumatic Outings with Tots

It had been an eventful morning. Shoot, it has been an eventful last six months. You see, as a classic extrovert, I tend to go a little stir crazy without human interaction and blab my head off to unsuspecting victims (I mean friends) when faced with periods of adult conversation draughts. So I LOVE outings […]

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school supply drives

Back to School 2017: Here’s How You Can Help Austin Kids in Need

Summer might still be in full swing, but that doesn’t mean that preparations for the 2017 school year aren’t well underway. When we think of back-to-school time, we often picture new backpacks with matching lunch boxes, sharpened pencils, and the crisp smell of notebook paper. For many Austin children, however, this is far from their reality. […]

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Austin ice cream

Guide to Austin Ice Cream

Ice Cream, Ice Cream, We All Scream for Ice Cream or at least my family does!  Yep, I said family. We all love ice cream. The two littles and the hubs especially.  My husband recently told my son that I stopped buying ice cream because he (the hubs) was getting a belly eating it too […]

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Austin staycations

Best Staycations in Austin

Big fan of staycations over here. When you become parents, spontaneity gets tossed out the window — especially when it comes to overnight travel. Luckily, staycations provide a scenery change without the usual exhaustive coordination, packing, and planning of a regular vacation. We’ve stayed in various hotels throughout Austin, both with and without our toddler daughter. […]

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Fourth of July Activities in Austin

Fourth of July Activities in Austin

It’s summertime in Central Texas and that means food, family and fun including all the fantastic Fourth of July festivities. Whether you live in the Austin city limits or one of the surrounding areas, there are parades, fireworks, and of course live music to entertain you. Pack a picnic and extra water because I promise […]

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dads night out ideas

Dad’s Night Out Ideas

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good Mom’s Night Out. Dinner and drinks with the ladies, a girly flick at Alamo Drafthouse, heck, even some freshly brewed coffee and a book discussion has me saying, ‘Yes!’ But, no lies, it also sounds super appealing to put the kids to bed (early of course), change into […]

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Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School Season

Growing up there was not much more fun than summer Vacation Bible School! It was wonderful as a child and even more so when I volunteered as I got older. Here are options all around our great city for your little ones! CENTRAL All Saints Episcopal Church: Adventure Bible School, July 10th-14th, Completed 1st-4th Grade, […]

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