Little sponges, these guys are. Your kids may not remember to brush their teeth, but they will rattle off names of obscure Pokemon characters and the latest pop song lyrics. While they are clearly thirsting for knowledge, why not take them afield, to fill their heads w.... read more
The day that moms look forward to most is fast approaching. The day moms get extra excuses to hold their little ones a little longer, hug them a little tighter, and hopefully get showered with lots of sloppy kisses. It's Mother's Day, of course! Before you commit to do.... read more
If there is one benefit to Austin appearing on nearly every Top Cities list, it's that there is no shortage of friends and family who are willing to come visit. When you have guests, it's a great excuse to break out of the normal routine and pretend to be tourists. So .... read more
You knew this would happen. Your errand ran longer than expected, you needed to fill up on gas...and now you only have one hour for an outing with your kids. What to do? Where to go? Never fear, read our list full of suggestions to get maximum fun in a minimum amount o.... read more
There are few things quite as endearing as watching your little one shake it to music. Luckily for kids here in Austin, music is everywhere. Where else other than the Live Music Capital of the World could a grocery store double as a live music venue? See if you have made it.... read more
You say it's your (kid's) birthday? That means a celebration is in order! Thankfully, there are many local venues to help commemorate the passing of another year and to get geared up for the "big" day. Although sometimes birthdays can be bittersweet for parents, the birthday c.... read more
Ah, summer. Here in Texas, it seems to last half of the year. Even though it's technically months away, planning for summer camps is happening...now. As you might expect, Austin has a wide variety of camps, from more traditional day camps to sleepover camps to everything in be.... read more
Yes, they know just how to push our buttons. They don't always listen. They make messes. They don't clean up. They are our kids, and despite all of this, we love them fiercely. It's that time of year to love on them more, to snuggle them longer and to celebrate Valenti.... read more
As parents, it's easy to feel as though our lives are ruled by food. Excursions must be planned around meals, snacks must be packed for meeting up with friends and cars, purses and bags usually contain an assortment of nibbles (and food-related detritus). Yes, cooking at ho.... read more
There is something about raising little people that makes us want to return to a simpler time. Perhaps it's a desire to relive our own childhood, or perhaps it's a respite from the harried nature of modern life. Whatever the reason, you can find sanctuaries of days gone by, ri.... read more
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