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Kindness Cards
Today more than ever, kids (and grown-ups alike) could use a daily dose of kindness. Kindness takes time to blossom. Here's a fun way for kids to learn about kindness (and get to do them more chores, hah!).

Read on for details and how to enter for a chance to win a fun game that helps kids practice to be kind.
January 22, 2021

Live Grow Play Austin Camp Guide
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 13, 2021


New year, new me, right? Let go of some of the negatives of 2020 and make room for a positive 2021 with a 3-Day Juice Cleanse and Other Herbal Remedies lovingly prepared by local Mom and   “Green Goddess” of Lago Vista.

Get $5 off and free delivery in the 512.
December 30, 2020

Food For Austin Families Fundraiser by Live Grow Play Austin Readers
Back in May, we hosted our first Central Texas Food Bank fundraiser and we exceeded our goal, thanks to you. Unfortunately, the need for food now is even greater, so let's do it again!


During the holidays, when family meals are so central to our lives, thousands of our neighbors are still struggling to put food on the table. And the unprecedented demand of the past several months has strained the Central Texas Food Banks resources to the limit. This holiday season, the Food Bank will put food on the table for thousands of families. You can help. Give to the Central Texas Food Bank. Because, now more than ever, we're stronger together.

December 1, 2020

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.

December 1, 2020


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.
November 27, 2020

The Heart Gallery
November Is National Adoption Month.

Every year over 600 children in Central Texas wait for a forever family, a place to call home. The Heart Gallery is a portrait exhibit and community education/outreach initiative that brings to life the beautiful personalities of children who are waiting to be adopted. Many of these are older children, sibling groups, and children with special needs—often referred to as forgotten children.

Read on and learn about the stories of these beautiful children.
November 18, 2020

Central Texas Food Bank
Live Here I Give Here’s Actions for Good campaign is happening November 1st – December 1st as part of the global GivingTuesday generosity movement. It’s a great opportunity for parents and caregivers to share their values around philanthropy and get the kiddos involved in doing some good right here in Central Texas — the place we love to call home.

Giving back makes kids feel empowered and instilling the value of generosity can have lifelong benefits, including: enhancing your mood, fostering optimism, reducing depression, and creating healthy relationships. Generosity has even been linked to higher rates of happiness. Here's how to get your kids involved in Social Good.
November 11, 2020

Broken Hearts and Calloused Hands
Broken Hearts and Calloused Hands, a non-profit organization located in Lago Vista, TX, with the mission to combat abuse and domestic violence is hosting a fundraiser to raise awareness and funds to help and bring hope to domestic violence victims transitioning out of dangerous situations through providing resources, temporary shelter and counseling for individuals and families.

Prizes include gift cards to local business, incl. Painting with a Twist, Amy's Ice Cream, The Melting Pot, Flat Creek Winery and many more. Read on for details and to get your raffle tickets.
November 5, 2020


Too much Halloween candy? Here’s what you can do.
November 1, 2020