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Erin Hyatt Photography Bluebonnet Photo
Congrats to Erin Hyatt Photography, the winner of our Bluebonnet Photo Contest!

Erin Hyatt Photography is a lifestyle and family photographer, specializing in documenting emotion and connection in a candid and joyful way.

Learn more about Erin and her work and book your Bluebonnet Mini Session while available!
March 5, 2020

Healthy Kids Running Series Cedar Park
The Healthy Kids Running Series (HKRS) is a national, community-based non-profit that provides a fun, inclusive five-week running series for ages 2-14, designed for kids to get active, feel accomplished and lay the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. HKRS is coming to Cedar Park again this April and May.

Read on for details and how to register.
March 2, 2020

Bluebonnet Photo Contest
It's almost Bluebonnet season! The Texas state flower will pop up all around Austin and line the Texas hills and the side of roads and highways as early as March and up until May.

Texas Bluebonnet photos are an annual tradition for many families and while there's an abundance of photographers in the ATX, it is highly recommended to book your Bluebonnet family photo shoot early, as Bluebonnet photo sessions will fill up quickly. 

Here are some examples of beautiful Bluebonnet pictures taken by talented Austin family photographers. Vote for your favorite Bluebonnet photo and be entered to our giveaway for a chance to win 2 POGO Passes which grant you free entry to fun places in Austin and Waco, incl. Mt. Playmore, Austin's Park Pizza, Monster Mini Golf & Laser Tag, Pump It Up - Austin, and more.
February 26, 2020

It's never too early to start thinking about summer camps. Especially when registration for some summer camps are already open or closing soon or when they're free.

Free camps? Yes, there is such a thing as free camps. We've done quite some research to find camps in and around Austin (up to a 2.5 hr radius) that are not a financial burden to families, especially families that already have enough to worry about.

February 24, 2020

I Live Here I Give Here Invites Austin Families to Give Back on Amplify Austin Day
Volunteering fosters many desirable traits that all parents want their children to possess. However, many children wonder what’s going to be in it for them. How will it directly affect them and their well-being? Many organizations in and around Austin are at the forefront of answering this question and are giving children an incentive to participate in creating a culture of generosity in their community while also encouraging their entire family to join in. 
February 20, 2020

Help high school students register to vote
Does your child’s high school offer students the opportunity of and assistance with voter registration? They should. It's the law. 

Twice each academic year, once per semester, Texas high school principals must offer students 18 years of age or turning 18 that school year, the chance to register to vote.

Learn more about your child's high school's duties and how you can get involved and help others register to vote.
February 17, 2020


‘Tis the season – the season of Consignment Sales! 

From March to May as well as from September to November you have the opportunity to consign or shop at several consignment sales in and around Austin, including...

Read on for our list of consignment sales events in the 512.
February 13, 2020


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.
February 7, 2020


Does your child like to draw or to write? Here are some fun contests Texas students of all ages can show off their art or writing talent at.

The deadlines are approaching, so better get them going!
February 3, 2020



Where did the feeling of relaxation go and where did this anxiety come from when dining out?
Why does eating out all of a sudden take twice as long although I’m eating twice as fast?
And how in the world did eating out get so expensive?

Ah, yes – we have kids now!

So, the question is: How to enjoy your meal with kids outside of your home?

January 31, 2020