Best Places to See Fireworks in Austin on the Fourth of July

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Baby you're a firework, come on, let your colors burst!! ~Katy Perry~ It's difficult to find joy these days. Between Austin businesses being shutdown permanently, thousands of Austinites out of work, constant fear, face masks,...
We love raising our kids in Austin

We Love Raising Our Kids in Austin

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Austin is a pretty amazing city and we love raising our kids in Austin! Growing up in Illinois, I was so eager to leave. It wasn’t until after I had gone and signed a...

Texas reopening during COVID-19, it’s hard and it’s scary

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Texas reopening, COVID cases still spiking, and a general feeling of people being “over it” has led to some awkward and difficult conversations for my family in the past few weeks. Daycare, restaurants, playgrounds, working...

Best Kid Friendly Resorts Near Austin

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With Hotels and businesses are slowly opening up and school officially over, it's an ideal time to escape on a fabulous stay-cation close to home. Head for the hills {and lake!} in one of...

Creating Diversity in our Home Libraries

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In 1990, Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop wrote, “Literature transforms human experience and reflects it back to us, and in that reflection we can see our own lives and experiences as part of the larger...

I am a better mom than I thought and you probably are too.

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Remember those “What type of mom video’s and quizzes,” that were popular? I am a better mom than I thought and you probably are too. Based on general assumptions about mothers, participants in quizzes are...

Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21st! Mark it on your calendars mamas! It is fast approaching and as usual we are already scrambling to figure out what Father's Day Gifts to get the special...

Barton Springs Pool reopens after nearly 3 months

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Barton Springs Pool is officially reopened after nearly 3 months of being closed. The City of Austin closed the pool on March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Austin reopened Barton Springs Pool on Tuesday...

Outdoors”y” places to see and visit for the perfect Austin summer staycation

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School has come to an end and we're all eager to get outside (while practicing safe social distancing of course.) Airplanes may be too risky, but venturing out close to home could be just...

Black Owned Businesses to Support in Austin

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One simple way that we can help the current fight for equality is by supporting the black-owned businesses in our community. They need us more than ever. In times like this, especially in times like...