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dax + jade - New Gift Boutique and Event Venue

dax + jade

Explore this charming new gift boutique and event venue in the small Hill Country town of Jonestown, nestled on the shores of Lake Travis between Lago Vista and Cedar Park: dax + jade.

Launched by mom and local resident Amy Stewart, dax + jade quickly won the hearts of the community, particularly among Moms and kids who have an affinity for creativity and handcrafted body and beauty products. 

By Birgit Sund on January 23, 2024

Great Gift Alternatives To Toys For Kids In And Around Austin


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.
By Birgit Sund on November 20, 2023

14th Annual CASA Superhero Run

2023 CASA Superhero Run
A longtime CASA tradition, the 14th annual Superhero Run will be held at Circuit of the Americas on September 17th with a Kids' Fun Run, 5k, and festival that brings out the superhero in all of us. Your support will help CASA be able to continue providing powerful advocacy for children who have experienced abuse or neglect.

Take a step for good! Join CASA for the 2023 CASA Superhero Run and help them raise $220,000 to support advocacy for children in foster care!
By Birgit Sund on September 8, 2023

New Braunfels Kidsfest​ - A weekend-long celebration of the Imagination

NB Kidsfest

NB Kidsfest is the Hill Country’s largest hands-on, creative festival for kids and parents! This weekend-long celebration of the imagination takes place on April 29th and April 30th at the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center in New Braunfels, Texas!

With interactive fun, dozens of activity stations, and 120+ exhibitors, the 11th Annual NB KIDSFEST will be filled with imaginative play for kids while providing a quality experience for the entire family.

By Birgit Sund on April 19, 2023

Splash Pads In and Around Austin

Warm enough for splash pad season, don’t you think? There are plenty of splash pads in and around Austin. And we've made a list of all of them, including schedule and pricing info.


By Birgit Sund on March 31, 2023

Family-friendly Books & Bees Festival and HoneyFest at the Hill Country Galleria

Books and Bees Festival
The City of Bee Cave and the Bee Cave Public Library will host their second annual free Books and Bees Festival on April 1st and April 2nd at the Bee Cave Galleria. This year, we are hosting a two-day event including our first ever HoneyFest!

As a hub of literacy for children and adults, our Bee Cave Public Library hosts programs year round that serve hundreds of families in the area and beyond. As a Bee City USA affiliate, the City of Bee Cave is dedicated to educating the public and helping conserve this most important insect. Our one-of-a-kind Books & Bees Festival helps accomplish our two missions - share fantastic literature with kids and adults alike, featuring high-profile, bestselling authors – and teach our residents and their kiddos more about bees! We have so many fun activities, entertainment and readings in store, you will not want to miss this FREE event! 
By Birgit Sund on March 22, 2023

How to Find the Right Summer Camp for Your Child



It’s hard to believe, but it’s already time to think about summer camps. Registration for summer camps is open and many camps are known to fill up fast.

Whether your child is a first-time camper or a summer camp-pro, here are some things to consider when looking for the right camp for your little camper.
By Birgit Sund on February 11, 2022

Add Your Camps to the Live Grow Play Austin Camp Guide [Invitation for Businesses]

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.
By Birgit Sund on January 12, 2022

Yes...The Holidays are Here...Classes & Art Kits

ArtBarnATX Fall Classes
It's time for turkeys and gingerbread houses! ArtBarnATX has some fun artsy events coming up!

Join a face-to-face art class at the Art Barn or get a to-go art kit and make a personalized keepsake gingerbread house, ceramic turkey luminary, or folded book art pieces at home.

Read on for class and registration info.
By Birgit Sund on October 15, 2020

Virtual Performing Arts Classes With ZACH Theatre

Zach Theatre virtual lessons
The show must go on – and it will!

While Austin’s beloved ZACH Theatre doesn’t offer any in-person performing arts classes and camps at the moment, kids and adults alike still have the opportunity to explore the world of acting, singing, dancing, role-playing, and story-telling.  

Starting the week of October 19th, ZACH Theatre offers interactive virtual classes for kids K-12. Classes take place once a week, in the morning or in the afternoon. Students can choose from a variety of disciplines. Free sample classes available.

Read on for details.
By Birgit Sund on October 5, 2020

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