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Time for Fall Family Pictures – Find the Perfect Photographer For Your Family

Temperatures in the 80’s, leaves slowly changing colors, Halloween and fall decorations everywhere – it’s time for fall pictures!

There are a lot of great photographers in and around Austin and many families have their favorite photographer who’s taken their pictures for years and who’s seen and picture-documented their kids grow and change year by year. But, there are many new families, families that just moved here from another state or country or moved within the Austin area, or families who haven’t taken professional family pictures yet.

Read on to find or help others to find the perfect photographer for their special day.

By Birgit Sund on October 10, 2018

Children’s Consignment Sale Just Between Friends Williamson County In Leander [Giveaway]


Award winning children’s and maternity consignment sale Just Between Friends Williamson County is coming back to Leander!

JBF Williamson County is a bargain hunter’s dream with 28,000 sq ft of quality items inspected by a recall specialist for 50-90% off of retail prices.
Bring your family, friends, besties, or make it a meet-up for your Mom group. Children, strollers, and wagons welcome. Read on for details and enter for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate or one of two Exclusive Presale passes.
By Birgit Sund on September 10, 2018

Free Mom's Day Out For New, Expecting, And Soon-to-be-pregnant Moms


Are you expecting or thinking of starting or growing your family? If so, don't miss this free Mom's Day Out event!

If you are looking for a new OB/GYN, want to learn more about the birth center, or simply want to meet with some birth and postpartum doulas and lactation consultants in the area, this is the perfect event. It certainly takes a village to raise your little ones and we want to help you build that village in the Austin-area!
By Birgit Sund on May 3, 2018

The Mother of All Baby Showers Is Coming to Austin


The Mother of All Baby Showers (MOABS), the biggest and best event for ALL things pregnancy and parenting, is coming to Austin! 

The event will take place during a baseball game at Dell Diamond on April 17 from 6pm-9pm, and your ticket to MOABS gets you a free ticket to the game too, so it’s an awesome deal. Find out more and enter our giveaway for a chance to win a VIP Couple ticket to the event.
By Birgit Sund on April 9, 2018

Shop and Save at the Twice Loved Spring Consignment Sale [Giveaway]


Time for some spring cleaning and to stock up on clothes, shoes, toys, games, books, and more for your kiddos!

Twice Loved Spring Children's Consignment Sale, sponsored by Austin Parents of Multiples, will be back in April.  And while the organization serves parents of multiples, all shoppers and buyers are welcome.

Save 75% or more off retail prices for clothes, toys, gear, and more .
By Birgit Sund on March 9, 2018

Look Before You Lock - Keeping Kids Safe in Hot Cars


Yay for warmer temperatures, but here's something to always keep in mind: even a cool spring or fall day isn’t safe for leaving a child inside a car. 

In 2016, Texas led the nation in the number of hot car infant deaths. 

This alarming trend has gone surprisingly unabated. Since 1990, over 600 children have died from overheating in a car. Yet it took Congress until June 2017 to introduce the Hot Cars Act that would require all cars to have back seat child detection technology. 

Until the bill is passed, the best we can do is to educate ourselves so our children don’t become one of the statistics. Here are some things to keep in mind as the temperature climbs toward the sweltering heat of summer.
By Birgit Sund on February 27, 2018

Spread the Lovey with Baby Jack & Co. [Giveaway]

Baby Jack Learning Lovey

Does or did your kids have a Lovey? Both of our girls did. In fact, they still have theirs. They sleep in their beds, together with 15 stuffed animals and barbies, little rocks, beads, pieces of paper, acorns (?!?!?), coins, an occasional goldfish, and other things you wouldn’t believe.

Anyway, friends of ours recently welcomed their precious little baby boy into the world and we got him an awesome Baby Jack Learning Lovey. The lovey is a super soft little sensory tag blanket, perfect for cuddling, playing, chewing, and rubbing the ribbons, which are sewn closed to prevent little fingers from getting intertwined in ribbon loops. Read more about the lovey, the good cause that comes with it, and how you can enter to win one of four Baby Jack Learning Loveys.
By Birgit Sund on February 7, 2018

Calling All Austin Knitters and Crocheters - Join the Little Hats, Big Hearts Campaign in Austin

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.

By Birgit Sund on November 16, 2017

Free Baby Boxes For Expecting Parents in Austin

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.

By Birgit Sund on November 6, 2017

How and Where to Recycle Used Car Seats in Austin

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.

By Birgit Sund on October 16, 2017

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