Austin New Years Events for the Whole Family

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2023 is right around the corner and it’s almost time to celebrate! Now that you have kids, your celebrations are probably looking a little different these days. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! There’s...

Holiday Traditions to Warm Your Heart…For Free!

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When I tell people I don’t “do Santa” with my kids I get mile-wide eye rolls about my alleged wokeness. My little people decide what to believe for themselves and I follow their lead....

8 Hanukkah Activities for Kids

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Hanukkah is a special time to celebrate with family, but when kids are included, it’s even more fun! For the Eight Days of Hanukkah, below are eight fun and engaging activities to celebrate the...

6 Ways to Teach Advent to Our Children

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The holiday season can be so busy. In our family, we are striving to create family memories, have quiet reflections, and celebrate meaningful traditions.  The main way we have refocused the month of December around...

Austin Experiences to Gift This Holiday Season

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As someone with aspirations for a more minimalist Christmas, I’m all about experience and activity gifts for the holiday season. While my kids get plenty of toys as well, I love giving a gift...

20 Free & Festive Things To Do in Austin This Season

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Ho ho ho! The holiday season is OFFICIALLY here. Celebrating and creating traditions doesn't have to cost you a thang--Austin is hosting plenty of magic around the city for FREE! Here are 20 Free...

19 Kid-Friendly Hiking Trails in Austin

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I took my son on his first hike at 17 months old. The trail was very short, but—shocker—I still had to carry him most of the way. I wasn’t much of a hiker pre-motherhood,...

Kid Books for Thanksgiving

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With Halloween behind us, the Christmas train is barreling down the track, and while many are eager to jump aboard (early Hallmark Christmas marathon, anyone?), I’d rather delay the Christmas chaos just a little...

Plan a Perfect Mom’s Night In

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It certainly feels like we have been going 100MPH since school started. New drop off procedures, different pickup times and the extra curriculars… oh those extra curriculars. By the end of the week, I...

Best Play Date Spots in Austin Where Parents Can Actually Chill

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Play dates are great for kids, of course. They provide opportunities to socialize and explore new surroundings. But play dates are important for parents, too. For me, play dates help break up the monotony...