It's never too early to start thinking about summer camps. Especially when registration for some summer camps are already open or closing soon or when they're free.

Free camps? Yes, there is such a thing as free camps. We've done quite some research to find camps in and around Austin (up to a 2.5 hr radius) that are not a financial burden to families, especially families that already have enough to worry about.

March 19, 2024

My Friends and I book girl
As February, aka International Friendship Month, draws to a close, so does the special offer for the 'My Friends and I' friendship book.

Designed for children between the ages of 5 to 12, kids will dive into a world of fun, as this unique interactive memory book takes a journey from friend to friend revealing their favorite foods, hobbies, dreams, and so much more, all the while creating a beautiful keepsake filled with photos and shared moments.

Read on and get 15% off your order now.
February 27, 2024

Best Friends Forever Family Dance

Don't miss the Best Friends Forever Family Dance at the Cedar Park Recreation Center this Friday, February 23rd!The dance will be held in the gymnasium, and the theme is best friends forever. There will be music, dancing, photo ops, decorations, a make-your-own BFF hat station, a raffle, and more! 

This event is geared toward elementary-age children and their parents or guardians, however, all ages are welcome!
February 21, 2024

The Salvation Army’s Wilco Gives!

You are invited to The Salvation Army’s Wilco Gives! Join The Salvation Army Austin Area Command for a night of dinner, boot-scootin’ dancing, silent auction, and fellowship benefitting the Williamson County Service Center. You don't want to miss these fun silent auction prizes including tickets to Typhoon Texas, SeaWorld, Austin and San Antonio museums and restaurants, free summer camp, and more.

February 21, 2024

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball


Ready for a magical night of music, food, and surprises? Join Backpack Friends on Tuesday, February 13 for their Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball! 

Enjoy a delicious Cajun dinner, live music, a raffle with exquisite prizes, a silent auction, and more.

With 100% of proceeds benefit children living in food insecurity in Central Texas.
February 6, 2024

dax + jade

Explore this charming new gift boutique and event venue in the small Hill Country town of Jonestown, nestled on the shores of Lake Travis between Lago Vista and Cedar Park: dax + jade.

Launched by mom and local resident Amy Stewart, dax + jade quickly won the hearts of the community, particularly among Moms and kids who have an affinity for creativity and handcrafted body and beauty products. 

January 23, 2024

Paper Bark Birch Children's Bookstore
Yay, Cedar Park finally has a children’s bookstore! Two weeks ago, Paper Bark Birch Children's Bookstore opened their doors to young readers to explore their shelves for new adventures, exciting destinations, and fantastic tales from around the world. Read more about this wonderful new addition to Cedar Park.
December 16, 2023

Santa's magic
It's that festive time of year once again! The shimmering lights, the aroma of freshly baked cookies, and the excitement of Santa's imminent arrival – the holiday season is a wondrous time for children! As parents and grandparents, witnessing the sparkle of wonder and joy in our little ones' eyes is one of the greatest pleasures.

Here's how to keep Santa's magic alive as our children grow older. Read on.

December 4, 2023

Stronger Than She Thinks

Today’s featured book, Stronger Than She Thinks by Nancy Kerrigan, reviewed by our reader and local mom Sabrina, is based on a true story about the Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan. 
November 27, 2023

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.
November 20, 2023