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We’ve just received our Couples Mitten from MomsKnittingNYC and we absolutely love them. They came with a pair of normal mittens so each person can wear one of them on the “outer” hand that is not snuggling with your partner's hand in the Couples Mitten, so that all hands are nice and warm. Read on for details and for a chance to win your own pair of Couples Mitten.
December 14, 2018


Looking for a Christmas gift for your preschooler? Here's a fun way to get your little one moving and grooving and learning at the same time, at home or on the go. 

Read on for details and how to enter for a chance to win a free Dittydoodle Works DVD
December 10, 2018


While Scream Hollow’s Wicked Halloween Park was for big kids rather, Twisted Christmas is a fun event for all ages, for younger kids by day and for older kids by night.

Read on for details and for a chance to win a family-4-pass to Scream Hollow Twisted Christmas.
December 7, 2018


Christmas is the most important and most celebrated holiday in Germany and is very much enjoyed by children and parents alike. However, the Holiday season and pretty much the entire month of December (even the last week of November) demands a lot from parents in Germany. Preparing for the festivities is very time consuming and due to extreme sugar consumption you’ll see more kids bouncing off the walls and driving their parents insane than in any other month – as the following Christmas traditions will attest.

December 6, 2018


If you’re looking for a festive holiday experience, head to the Domain for twinkling lights, carolers, complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides, and a Santa experience that will delight kids of all ages. Read on for details and how to enter the Santa Photo Package Giveaway.
December 6, 2018



We are a big supporter of the idea of raising kids bilingual as well as introducing them to music at an early age. We did or are doing both. Obviously, our kids have an advantage since their Mama is a true German girl and they have been exposed to the German language since birth, but parents don't need to be able to speak a foreign language in order to raise a bilingual child.

You also don't need to be a musician to raise a musical kid, in fact, we participated in an early childhood music & movement program and learned that it is less important how well you sing than it is to model making the choice to sing.

Wouldn't be amazing if there was a program that introduces your child to both, music and a foreign language? Well, there is. Read on for more information.





December 5, 2018


You think splash pad season is over? We’ve got good news: There’s a new indoor splash pad in town!

Read on for details and for a chance to enter free admission for a family of 4!
December 4, 2018


Toys are important, toys are fun.

Some toys are amazing and enriching to a child's imagination, learning and creativity.

But: Many toys are just something that gets wrapped up in pretty paper, so your child has something to rip into on Christmas morning, or on their birthday, or on any other gift-inspired holiday. These toys often last only for a short time, are forgotten in no time, and end up on the landfill.

Austin is an amazing city to raise kids.

The Austin area has so much to give and offers some fantastic toy-alternatives that serve your children (and your entire family) well.
December 2, 2018


Listen up, parents of established or future prima ballerinas and ballet dancers: The Nutcracker, one of Austin’s favorite ways to celebrate the season, is back!

Ballet Austin’s annual production of The Nutcracker never disappoints, with hundreds of dancers, beautiful sets and costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s delicious score performed live by the Austin Symphony Orchestra. From a festive holiday party to an exotic court of sweets, watch as our young heroine, Clara, faces her fears, rescues her prince, and dreams big during the journey of a lifetime! Make memories to last a lifetime when you share this special holiday tradition with family and friends!
November 29, 2018

One of our Christmas traditions is the advent calendar. Our kids LOVE to open one little surprise every day in December.

This year, we're going to do something a little different (although we're still doing the usual advent calendar) and we challenge you to do the exact same: A Reverse Advent Calendar. What do you need to do? Read on.

November 26, 2018