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The Preschool Box - A Monthly Subscription Box for Preschoolers [Giveaway]

Looking for ways to spend quality time and bond with your preschooler and teach him or her basic skills that help him or her master Kindergarten at the same time? 

The Preschool Box, is a monthly subscription box for children ages 3 to 6, created by Christina Schnell, a Pflugerville kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home mom whose goal it is to share her passion for teaching with others and help preschoolers get excited about learning and reading.

What's inside the box? Find out here and enter for a chance to win 1 Preschool Box for your little one.
By Birgit Sund on December 14, 2017

Kid Entrepreneurs From Austin And How To Become A Kidpreneur

Entrepreneurs seem to become younger and younger nowadays. Some kids become entrepreneurs by accident and others have a clear vision of what they want to do and where they want to go. With a little guidance from parents, mentors, or financial supporters, some Kid Entrepreneurs, also called Kidpreneurs, go a long way.

Read on to meet some of Austin's very own successful Kid Entrepreneurs.

By Birgit Sund on June 5, 2017

2017 Maker Faire: Two Days Full of Invention, Creativity, Education, Entertainment + Giveaway

Calling all tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, artists, students, and general curiosity-seekers of all ages:
The amazing Maker Faire Austin will return to the Palmer Events Center on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.!

Read on for a preview, schedule information, and a chance to win a family 4-pack of event passes.

By Birgit Sund on May 8, 2017

And YOU Thought YOUR Days Before Christmas Are Stressful?

If you thought YOUR days before Christmas are stressful, read on and think again.

Christmas is the most important and most celebrated holiday in Germany and is very much enjoyed by children and parents alike. However, the Holiday season and pretty much the entire month of December (even the last week of November) demands a lot from parents in Germany. Preparing for the festivities is very time consuming and due to extreme sugar consumption you’ll see more kids bouncing off the walls and driving their parents insane than in any other month – as the following Christmas traditions will attest.

By Birgit Sund on December 22, 2016

Time for Fall Pictures – Find the Perfect Photographer For Your Special Day

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 28, 2016

Queen for a Day - Kindergarten Fun

Our school does that fun thing where Kindergartners are “Queen for a Day” or “King for a Day”. They get to wear a crown and the entire class draws the queen or king. The teacher binds the drawings into a book and the queen or king can take the book home with her/him.

The book is adorable and we got a good laugh out of it. Plus, there are quite some little Picassos in her class, check it out.

By Birgit Sund on October 1, 2016

DIY Fairy Garden

Inspired by Mother Nature and the Woodland Faerie Trail at Zilker Botanical Garden, my daughters (5 and 3) and I created this cute little Fairy Garden in our back yard. The material we used is 80% “au natural” and includes items we found in our yard, our neighborhood, our craft box, and at my favorite new craft store, the Austin Creative Reuse Center.
By Birgit Sund on June 22, 2016

How to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Recraft in Austin

Have you been to Austin Creative Reuse yet? It’s a gem for crafty (and frugal) families. We visited their store today and literally wanted to move in. They have about everything you can think of and a lot you can’t or wouldn’t think of. Read on and spark your creative juices.
By Birgit Sund on May 27, 2016

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