Best Skate Parks in Austin

Skateboarding has been around for the last 70 years. Yep, they were first made in the 1950s and now skateboarding is an actual competitive sport. My kids are nowhere near or even in the...

Tips for Visiting Kalahari All Year Long

Last summer, our family visited Kalahari Resorts for the first time to celebrate our son's 9th birthday. It was a great experience! Here are some helpful tips to plan your family's visit. RELATED READING :: Packing...

10 Local Spots To Beat The Heat Now That Summer Is Over

Ah. School is finally in session. Fall semester routines are back in motion with bus schedules, sports games and homework. This is the time of the year that the floral department at HEB smells...

Happy National Play Outside Day

Central Texans like to boast that there’s nothing quite like Spring in our beautiful state. The wildflowers, the short but powerful rains bringing life to our hill country, the warm (and if we’re lucky...

Guide to Snakes in Texas

It is that time of year when we start spending more time outside, and it is more important than ever to have a Texas Snake Guide for reference! As a general rule, all animals bite....
Spring Break

Quarantine Fatigue Busters: Spring Break 2021

Quarantine fatigue is real, y’all, I know. It is hard to believe that exactly one year ago, we left school for Spring Break (on a Friday the 13th eek!) and didn’t come back. Yikes....

Best Glamping Spots for Families in the Texas Hill Country

Confession: I love the outdoors, but I hate the idea of camping with my kids. I hope I’ll change my mind when they’re older, but right now the thought of sleeping (or more likely,...
Lake Bastrop

Glamping on Lake Bastrop

Roasting marshmallows over a campfire, gazing up at the stars, and communing with nature ground my soul. As a former Cub Scout Den Mother, I’ve racked up my share of camping days— pitching tents,...

Amazing Parks in the Northern Burbs of Austin

Looking for a few great parks to explore? Look no further than just north of Austin! These parks are a huge part of what makes me happy to live where I live. In no particular...

Largest Theme Park :: Nickelodeon Universe Opens Friday

Oh my goodness mamas :: All your favorite Nickelodeon characters are coming to New Jersey. Check out Nickelodeon Universe, a 8.5 acre theme park which means it is the LARGEST in North America, opens on...