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Celebrating Halloween should not be a kid’s “privilege”, it should be a kid’s “right”.

Let’s face it: Halloween costumes aren’t cheap. While some costumes can be easily created with items many households have at home, most costumes come with a - for some families hefty - price tag.

Do you have Halloween costumes your child has outgrown of and that you'd like to donate? Or are you struggling to “pay the price of Halloween”? Read on to learn how Costume Connections (and you) can help.
October 19, 2018


If your preschooler insists on running everywhere on "Super Cat Speed!", pretends to use her "Super Owl Wings!", or ensures you that his "Super Lizard Grip!" will keep him from falling off any structures he may be climbing on, then they might totally flip over PJ MASKS Save the Day tour. Read on for more info about the event and how to enter for a chance to win a 4-pack of tickets to the show.
October 18, 2018

Temperatures in the 80’s, leaves slowly changing colors, Halloween and fall decorations everywhere – it’s time for fall pictures!

There are a lot of great photographers in and around Austin and many families have their favorite photographer who’s taken their pictures for years and who’s seen and picture-documented their kids grow and change year by year. But, there are many new families, families that just moved here from another state or country or moved within the Austin area, or families who haven’t taken professional family pictures yet.

Read on to find or help others to find the perfect photographer for their special day.

October 10, 2018


If you associate LEGO with pain and bruises on your feet, then this event may not be for you. However, if  your kiddos (and you) are obsessed with LEGO or just love using their creativity to bring their imaginations to life,  can spend hours puzzling over the construction of a particular model and exploring how it fits together and working out what pieces work best, then this is the perfect event for you.

Read on for event details and how to enter for a chance to win a family-4-pack to the event.
October 8, 2018

In the last 2 years, Austin police have investigated several attacks on women who were running on or near popular Austin hike-and-bike trails close to downtown. Unfortunately, those types of attacks can happen to anyone, anywhere, and at any time.

The University of Texas at Austin Police Department is offering a free 12-hour basic physical defense class to provide women with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance. Read on for details.
October 2, 2018


Calling businesses in the Leander area!

Want to promote your business and help your local community? Whitestone Elementary School of Leander is currently looking for sponsors for their upcoming Whitestone Fall Fest. If you own a business and are interested in becoming a sponsor, or if you'd like to attend the event, read on for details. 
September 28, 2018


Where are the brave parents of even braver kids 12 years and up? If you raised your hand, read on. But behold, this is not for scaredy cats!

Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Park kicked off a fourth spooky season last week. Nestled among 20-acres of dense forest in Bastrop, a stone’s throw from Austin, and just miles from the site of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Park is the ultimate Halloween experience and one of the top haunts in the country.

Find out more about this creepy spot and enter for a chance to win a family-4 pack of tickets to Scream Hollow.
September 26, 2018


"When I grow up I want to be a mermaid!"

Sound familiar? Then "mermaiding" might be the right thing for you and your mini-me’s. Find out what mermaiding is, where you can mermaid in Austin, and how you can enter for a chance to win a free mermaid lesson for your child and a friend. 
September 20, 2018


So, it’s September, which means it’s Childhood Obesity Month.

One contributing factor to childhood obesity are sugary beverages, such as soda, fruit punch, lemonade and other “ades,” sweetened powdered drinks, and sports and energy drinks. The average can of sugar-sweetened soda or fruit punch provides about 150 calories, almost all of them from sugar, usually high-fructose corn syrup. That’s the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of table sugar.

So, while not 100% sugarless, but whit a whole lot less sugar, this refreshing drink consumed in Germany throughout the year by young and could be an alternative to all of the above.
September 13, 2018


Award winning children’s and maternity consignment sale Just Between Friends Williamson County is coming back to Leander!

JBF Williamson County is a bargain hunter’s dream with 28,000 sq ft of quality items inspected by a recall specialist for 50-90% off of retail prices.
Bring your family, friends, besties, or make it a meet-up for your Mom group. Children, strollers, and wagons welcome. Read on for details and enter for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate or one of two Exclusive Presale passes.
September 10, 2018