Since everybody's talking about the tax reform at the moment and no one really knows whether and what's going to happen if the tax reform goes through: here are some ways you can currently save on education as a Texas resident (which you may want to take advantage of as they could possibly be gone soon). Read on.
December 3, 2017
There's a new place in town. An absolutely awesome place. In fact, it's a parents' and kids' dream.
Check out the Almost Grown Play Cafe and Coffee Bar, a mix of indoor play area and family cafe where you can sit comfortably with a cup of coffee while your little ones go wherever their imagination takes them! Read on.
November 29, 2017
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 20, 2017
Congenital Heart Defects are the number one kind of birth defect.
A few months ago, you probably 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.
November 16, 2017
Have you read BBC's famous article Why Finnish Babies Sleep in Cardboard Boxes? If not, here's a brief summary:
For 75 years, Finland's expectant mothers have been given a box by the government. The maternity package contains bodysuits, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, baby bathing products, as well as diapers, bedding, and a small mattress. The cardboard box itself serves as baby's first bed and doubles as a crib.
Did you know that all expectant and new parents with infants 3 months of age or younger in Texas are eligible to receive a free Baby Box? Read on for details.
November 6, 2017
If you have a sweet tooth or two, or if you love to bake, or both, Austin Bakes needs you!
Austin Bakes is a group of bloggers, foodies, and local businesses, who are raising money for relief efforts and humanitarian aid following disasters both local and worldwide.
This Saturday, November 4th, 10am-2pm, Austin Bakes is hosting a citywide bake sale to provide funds to aid disaster relief for those affected by hurricanes and earthquakes in Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the Virgin Islands, and the wildfires in California. Read on for details.
November 2, 2017
STOP! Before you throw out that car seat, please read the below.
If your child has just outgrown his or her car seat or if you have a car seat collecting dust in your garage or attic, consider the following options before filling our already jam-packed landfills.
1. Reuse - only an option if the car seat is not damaged and has not expired.
2. Sell, trade, or give away - only an option if the car seat is not damaged and has not expired.
3. Recycle - an option if the car seat is damaged or has expired.
Before we show you ways to recycle your car seat, here are some car seat guidelines. Read on.
October 16, 2017
Mark your calendars for October 28th for the Acton Children’s Business Fair, a one-day market that gives children the opportunity to discover their inner entrepreneur and showcase their very own businesses.
The event is organized by a team of passionate entrepreneurs, teachers, mentors, and parents, who want our children to learn about entrepreneurship in a practical and fun way, and is sponsored by Acton Academy, the Acton School of Business, and the generous support of donors and volunteers. Read on for details.
October 10, 2017
It’s Spooktober! While you and your little ones might still enjoy hayrides, corn mazes, pumpkin painting, and scarecrow stuffing, your big kids might be demanding something more, let’s say, “challenging” or “sophisticated”.
Well, here are a few ways to challenge them. Do you think they can handle them? If you're not too scared, read on...
October 3, 2017
Sadly, Austin police are currently investigating several recent 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, 2017