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Best Splash Pads In And Around Austin

Opening Day is here, and we couldn’t be more excited. And no, I’m not talking about baseball. I am talking about the other game-changer…  SPLASH PAD OPENING DAY!   When I hear ‘splash pad,’ my heart smiles, my sunscreen leaps out to play, and I repeatedly thank the genius behind these mini-wonderlands that keep us all from melting […]

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Best Mexican Restaurants For Families

When I was a kid the only restaurant that had a playscape was McDonald’s and it wasn’t really a “playscape” as we know them today. It was just a rickety merry-go-round that made children dizzy and a tall metal slide that burned the back of kids’ legs on hot summer days. Thankfully we’ve come a […]

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I Hate Playing With My Kids

“Am I the only one who hates playing with my kids? I mean, I actually HATE playing with my kids”. “I feel ya.  Me too” This is a snippet of a conversation I overheard seven years ago..yes SEVEN YEARS ago…while pushing my then 8-month-old son on the baby swing at our neighborhood park. The reason […]

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10 Best Playgrounds in Austin & Surrounding Areas

Austin has a LOT of playgrounds, from your standard one-slide-and-two-swings variety to really incredible climbing, slides that tempt adults and shady seating to boot. Here are ten totally awesome playgrounds, Westlake to Georgetown, that are totally worth exploring with your small person. Bridgepoint Elementary Playground Why it is awesome: Thank you Eanes ISD for this […]

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