Communicare, a nonprofit organization and expert in mental and behavioral health, reached out to us and asked whether we would share this article with you. While Communicare is located and primarily serves Mississippi, this article relates to children and parents anywhere and it is the hope of Communicare to raise awareness of the risks of misusing prescription medicines.
January 19, 2022
Attention, business owners, it’s that time again! Summer Camps are just around the corner and we’re here to help you fill them up quickly. We invite you to add your summer camps to the Live Grow Play Austin Camp Guide.
Read on for details.
January 12, 2022
Another Christmas is in the bag, and another 57 toys, new clothes, dress-up costumes, and more - let’s call it just stuff - are cluttering your already overflowing kids’ rooms, closets, and playrooms? Well, we’ve got good news, we found some genius and fun storage solutions that can help calm the chaos that comes with young children!
We tested some of them, now look at our Before and After pictures! Read on.
January 6, 2022
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 1, 2021
Peppermint Parkway is a magical drive-thru holiday experience at Circuit of The Americas featuring one-mile of immersive holiday displays, millions of lights, dancing elves and more, on select nights from November 26th – December 26th, 6 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Read on for details and for a chance to win a Sweet Deal admission ticket.
November 19, 2021
Fidget toys here, fidget toys there, fidget toys are everywhere. Fidget toys are definitely the toy of 2021. Our kids have asked for fidget toys for their birthdays and even bought fidget toy sets with their own money. They take them to school, where they do “fidget toy trading” during recess and come home with a bunch of new fidgets every day. As a matter of fact, our kids’ schools just banned fidget toy trading because it just got too crazy.
Anyway, to me, many of them are just a bunch of plastic that makes noise and sooner or later breaks and ends up in the landfill.
However, among all the pop-its, marble mashes, wacky tracks, squeeze beans, stretchy strings, simple dimples, and many more, there are a few that even I like...
November 18, 2021
Did you know that according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), harmful chemicals found in plastic called Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) interfere with children's hormones, growth and brain development?
Did you know that more than 80% of baby and children's feeding products are plastic?
Did you know that by decreasing your child's exposure to these plastic chemicals, the level in their bodies can drop dramatically within just 3 days?
Read on and find out how.
November 16, 2021
Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular brings the joy and excitement of the holiday season to the H-E-B Center Cedar Park on December 27th, like never before. This all-new production features some of the greatest holiday songs of all time performed with the world-renowned cast of Cirque Musica. Audiences will be amazed by acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks, and holiday cheer.
Experience the chills, thrills, and excitement of the best Cirque performers from around the world performing to your holiday favorites and stunning symphonic music from classical, POPS, and popular repertoire.
Read on for details and enter for a chance to win a a family four pack of tickets to the show.
November 10, 2021
How about an Elf on the Shelf that requires no moving around? You heard that right, the elf's doing it all by itself! How? Find out below.
This holiday season, the beloved tradition that has captured the hearts of families everywhere returns to the live stage at the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park on Friday, December 10th!The Elf on the Shelf: The Musical
is the thrilling spectacle of music and dance that transports audiences to the North Pole to glimpse the magical lives of Santa’s Scout Elves. Featuring an original story and score, dazzling sets and costumes, and heartfelt moments that will bring the family together, this joyous and uplifting celebration will leave audiences captivated by the splendor of the season.
Read on for details and enter for a chance to win a family-4-pack of tickets to the show!
November 1, 2021
“Welcome home!” we were greeted when we set foot in Bankersmith, TX, located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, about halfway between Fredericksburg and Comfort. The old railroad town was founded in 1913 but was abandoned and turned into a ghost town by the 1940s.
Today, Bankersmith is a unique event venue with a wooden live music dance hall, a saloon and restaurant/bar, a large patio area with lawn games, picnic tables, fire pits, a playground area for kids, and farm animals incl. goats, pigs, turkeys, chickens, bunnies, cats, who like to be fed and petted.
Read on for more and to enter for a chance to win a $100 Gift Certificate and 2 free VIP Passes for an upcoming Bankersmith event.
October 19, 2021