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Good news for our readers in Cedar Park! After successfully helping young and old develop their musical skills and teaching their students how to play an instrument, sing, dance, and act, at their location in Austin, Orpheus Academy of Music is opening a new location in Cedar Park!

Read on for details and how to get $50 off your first full month of music lessons.
August 7, 2019



The average costs for school supplies every year is $35 which creates an extra burden for already challenged families as well as for teachers, who often spend their own money buying missing supplies for their classrooms and students.

In order to ease the burden of both families and teachers, school districts that are continuously facing tighter budgets, are trying to outsource the financial obligation by requesting that parents help provide  these supplies. 

Here is a list of Back-to-School Programs and School-Supply Drives in and around Austin.
July 23, 2019

There are many reasons to go to the movie theater this summer:

  •     Bring a smile to your kid's face
  •     Carry the glorious title "Best Mom/Dad/Grandma/Grandpa/Aunt/Uncle/... ever!" (at least for a day)
  •     Stay cool
  •     Eat popcorn
  •     Eat more popcorn
  •     Take a nap

And here are many more.

May 20, 2019

Many children in and around Austin participate in the free or reduced meals programs at their school. When school is over for the summer it can be an expensive time for many families.

Fortunately, many schools and organizations in and around Austin offer a Summer Food Service Program where children age 18 and under can visit a summer meal site throughout the summer while school is out of session to receive free meals, snacks and participate in fun activities. Read on for participating locations. 

May 15, 2019

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!

May 11, 2019


We all do it: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! 
But, is anybody screaming for vegetables? If you're screaming for this particular ice cream, then you actually are! And you will. 
We’ve tried it. And so can you (hint, hint: we have a giveaway…).
May 9, 2019

Spring has sprung, temperatures are in the mid-70’s to mid-80’s. Warm enough for splash pad season, don’t you think? But, we’re not quite there yet. While the Georgetown and Round Rock splash pads open in April and March respectively, all other splash pads open the beginning of May.

Anyhoooo, here’s our list.

May 2, 2019


“Dance serves all the ends of individual growth; it helps to develop the body; it stimulates the imagination and challenges the intellect; it helps to cultivate an appreciation for beauty; and it deepens and refines the emotional nature." - Margaret H'Doubler

Let your child dance through summer! DANZA, Center for the Arts, offers week long summer camps for little artists ages 4-12.
April 23, 2019


Is your child passionate about the environment, healthy lifestyles, inclusiveness, or other things that matter in their lives? Do they want to show and share their passion, raise awareness or make a difference in the world?

Let your little activists express themselves through their clothing. Read on for details and how to enter for a chance to win a free kids activist t-shirt.
April 22, 2019


The world’s largest bounce house ever assembled is on tour and will make its way to Austin from Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28, 2019!

Featuring 10,000 square feet of inflatable elation, The Big Bounce America is not your average bounce house. People of all ages are invited to get big-air on the basketball court, compete against one another on an obstacle course, and plummet from a giant slide into a massive ball pit outside the main structure. 

Read on for details and to enter for a chance to win a family-4-pack of tickets.
April 15, 2019