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Looking for some fun things to do with your kids this year?

Visit and enjoy some of Austin’s favorite indoor and outdoor activities without breaking the bank. We’ve partnered up with POGO Pass, a membership that provides you with 12 months of free access to fun entertainment venues in and around Austin. 

We’re giving away two POGO Passes to one lucky winner, read on for details. 
May 11, 2018


Touch, climb on, and explore over 60 big and loud motor vehicles such as fire trucks, ambulances, excavators, dozers, and more, at this Austin family favorite: the 7th annual Touch-A-Truck at Camp Mabry Saturday, May 12th from 10am – 3pm.

Read on for details and how to enter for a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of Tickets to the event.
May 8, 2018


We love books and will be reviewing children’s books for you on a regular basis. The first one is Martina Ballerina by Imelda Rose Sobiloff.

The book is about little Martina who loves to dance, but - is too excited to listen to her teacher. Martina must learn the hard way that ballerinas are calm, poised, and good at taking instruction. Will little Martina achieve her dream of making it onstage or will a difficult lesson and a setback make her want to give up?

Want to know more about the book and how you can get a FREE copy? Read on.
May 8, 2018


Summer camp registration is open! Austin has a plethora of camps and many of them are filling up fast.

In the coming weeks leading up to summer, we'll be introducing different camps in our Summer Camp Series in order to give you an idea of what's available, and to help you find the right camp for your kiddos.

Today's featured camp is the Girlstart Camps. 
 
May 7, 2018


Do you believe that girls can do anything boys can do? Does your child know that girls have all the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities that boys have?

Today's featured book Franny’s Father is a Feminist is a great way to explain to your child that we're all equal, regardless of our gender. Read our book review and enter for a chance to win a free copy.
May 6, 2018


Summer camp registration is open! Austin has a plethora of camps and many of them are filling up fast.

In the coming weeks leading up to summer, we'll be introducing different camps in our Summer Camp Series in order to give you an idea of what's available, and to help you find the right camp for your kiddos.

Today's featured camp is the RangerACE Construction Camp. 
May 3, 2018


Are you expecting or thinking of starting or growing your family? If so, don't miss this free Mom's Day Out event!

If you are looking for a new OB/GYN, want to learn more about the birth center, or simply want to meet with some birth and postpartum doulas and lactation consultants in the area, this is the perfect event. It certainly takes a village to raise your little ones and we want to help you build that village in the Austin-area!
May 3, 2018


According to experts, young children are naturally brilliant at entrepreneurial skills, but far too often that genius is snuffed out. Their bold, imaginative powers are socialized-out by peer pressure and educated-out by a system designed to create the boundaries valued by the old world, not the new.

What if that didn’t happen to your kid…or any kid? What if there was a window in a child’s life when just the right dose of learning at the just right time could produce kids whose gifts were available for the rest of their lives? What could this new kind of kid—an un-diminished kid—become?

Read more about VentureGirls - Raising Entrepreneurial Girls To Be Tomorrow’s Leaders - a book with the goal to empower young girls to see a rich open-ended future for themselves. Plus, enter for a chance to win a free copy.
May 1, 2018

It's getting hot! We need places to cool off! Thankfully, there are over 60 pools in the 512 that allow us to do exactly that.

Here's our list. Rate and leave a review for your favorite pool!

April 30, 2018


ATX Hack for Change is Austin’s response to the National Day of Civic Hacking, a White House initiative started in 2013 to inspire citizens to come together and improve their communities.

ATX Hack for Change is a 3-day civic hackathon hosted by St. Edward’s University and annual partners, where hundreds of people from Austin and beyond come together and work collaboratively to improve the Austin community.

Help make a difference by joining ATX Hack for Change as a hacker, project champion, volunteer or sponsor! Read on to find out more.
April 27, 2018