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How To Make Mealtime Healthy and Fun For Kids

Ahimsa colorful stainless steel dinnerware set for kids


Did you know
 that according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), harmful chemicals found in plastic called Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) interfere with children's hormones, growth and brain development?

Did you know that more than 80% of baby and children's feeding products are plastic?

Did you know that by decreasing your child's exposure to these plastic chemicals, the level in their bodies can drop dramatically within just 3 days?

Read on and find out how.

By Birgit Sund on November 16, 2021

Austin Company Creates "Elliott Superhero Robe" For Children With Life-alerting Illnesses

Girl wearing an Elliot Superhero Robe

After meeting a young girl named Elliot in Austin, Texas, who at the age of just 3 years old was battling cancer, Allison Schickel, CEO and Founder of Brobe Intl, was inspired to create the Elliott Superhero Robe, a special robe for children who were fighting chronic illnesses.

Read more about the robe and how you can donate a robe to a child in need.
By Birgit Sund on May 24, 2021

10 Tips for Keeping Kids Hydrated as Temps Heat Up in Austin [Tips + Giveaway]

Marathon Kids_Aquasana_2
It's only April and temperatures are already in the upper 90's! Hydration is so important for your children’s health and development. Dehydration can affect your child’s ability to focus and perform, both physically and mentally. Here are some tips for keeping your kids hydrated.

Read on for details and enter for a chance to win one of two fun reusable water bottles.
By Birgit Sund on April 12, 2021

Free Summer Camps In and Around Austin

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.

By Birgit Sund on February 22, 2021

How to Survive Cedar Allergies in Texas

Cedar Fever
It took about 10 years until Cedar allergies finally got me. Fortunately, so far my symptoms have been rather mild. I occasionally experience sinus pressure, itchy eyes, and ear aches. 

Here are some tips and treatment suggestions to ease the misery of winter cedar allergies.
By Birgit Sund on February 4, 2021

How to Jumpstart 2021 With a 3-Day Juice Cleanse and Other Herbal Remedies


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.
By Birgit Sund on December 30, 2020

23 Evidence-Based Benefits of Babywearing

23 Evidence-Based Benefits of Babywearing
Keeping your new baby close to your heart in a wrap or sling not only feels natural, it makes things a little bit easier in those busy first few months. 
If you notice that it seems to make baby calmer, it's not a fluke — science has proven that wearing your baby can benefit their physical and emotional health.

So, what can babywearing do for you and your little one? Read on to learn about 23 evidence-based benefits of babywearing.




By Birgit Sund on September 30, 2020

CBD for Children - Questions and Answers [FAQ + Giveaway]



CBD oil is all the hype right now and CBD stores are popping up on every corner. CBD, and in particular CBD for children, remains a controversy, that is not easily resolved.

Read on for some FAQ in regards to CBD and children and enter for a chance to win a CBD package for kids.
By Birgit Sund on August 24, 2020

Kids and Adults Face Masks Made With Love by a Local Mama

The Grateful Thread masks

With the statewide mask mandate currently in place and – although not required – many parents voluntarily and out of precaution wanting their kids under the age of 10 to wear a mask, the demand for kids face masks is high.

Marianne, a stay-at-home mom of three kids (4, 3 and 15 months) from Cedar Park, sews for fun all the time (costumes, linens, alterations, etc). Here's how she started her face mask business The Grateful Thread. Plus, see our beautiful masks she made for us.

By Birgit Sund on July 14, 2020

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 May 7, 2020

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