National Children's Chorus

National Children’s Chorus Online Conservatory Comes to Austin!

National Children's Chorus Online Conservatory Comes to Austin! Do you have a young singer at home? They are in luck as the esteemed National Children's Chorus brings it's online programming to our Austin youth! The National Children's...
Eco-friendly Products

14 Favorite Eco-Friendly Products

I recently made a resolution to reduce the amount of waste we’re producing in our house, particularly single-use plastic. I have a long way to go on my journey to zero-waste living, but I’ve...

Best Ice Cream Shops in Austin to celebrate National Ice Cream Day

Hey, ice cream lovers! It’s National Ice Cream Day, and we’re lucky to have some of the best frozen treats here in Austin. Texas heat + ice cream… yes, please. Below are some of the...
Stay Home Work Safe Orders

Austin City Council Approves $2,000 Fine for Face Mask Violations

Austin City Council approves $2,000 fine for face mask violations for anyone who violates a rule adopted by the local health authority. Anyone operating a business or job site where workers are not wearing...

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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...