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Read on if your kids have a plethora of toys, but all they play with is the cardboard box from your last online shopping order.
Also read on if you’d love to get your child that shiny firetruck or that beautiful doll whose eyes open and close, but new toys are just not in your budget.

Toybrary Austin may just be just right for you.
November 8, 2018

Congenital Heart Defects are the number one kind of birth defect.

 
You may have heard about Late Night host Jimmy Kimmel sharing his family’s story: his newborn son Billy was diagnosed with a Congenital Heart Defect that required immediate open heart surgery. 

Congenital Heart Defects or Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) are fairly common. About 8 out of every 1,000 newborns – that’s about 40,000 babies every year in the United States – are born with a Congenital Heart Defect. Here's how you can help make a difference.

Here's how you can honor babies, moms, and heart healthy lives in a very special way.
November 5, 2018



Too much candy? Here’s what you can do.
November 1, 2018


Got the nerve for Nerf?

If you’ve ever wanted to battle with Nerf blasters in a fun, competitive atmosphere, now’s your chance. Check out Austin’s first indoor Foam Dart Sports Arena and enter for a chance to win an hour of free Nerf fun for the entire family.
October 25, 2018


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