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Vote For Your Favorite Birth Professionals in the Austin Birth Awards


Every day an average of 38 babies are born in Austin. Birth professionals – including obstetricians, midwives, doulas, therapists, yoga instructors, acupuncturists, chiropractors, and so many more – provide vital support during the transformation of Austin’s women and men into moms and dads.

If you would like to show gratitude for a birth professional who has helped you in your family's journey please visit atxbirthawards.com to vote in any of the 61 categories that will be up for awards this year. Read on for details.
By Birgit Sund on August 23, 2019

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

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

4th Annual Austin Birth Awards

The Austin Birth Awards recognizes birth professionals in the Greater Austin area who go above and beyond to provide quality care for the women of Austin. With 60 incredible awards categories, including Best Birth Center, Best Hospital to Deliver Your Baby, Best Lactation Consultant, Best Nutritionist, Best Childbirth Prep Class, Best Birth Doula, Best Infant Consignment Store, LGBTQ Resource, Best Prenatal Photographer, Best New Dad Resource and much more. Nominate and vote for your favorites now.

By Birgit Sund on August 1, 2017

MommyCon Austin 2017 - Parenting Conference For Parents And Parents-to-be

MommyCon is a nationwide parenting conference series with the goal of educating parents about the emotional and physical benefits of natural birthing, breastfeeding and babywearing. MommyCon travels to roughly ten events per year, creating and nurturing a community of like-minded parents and parents-to-be. And luckily, Austin's on their list!

Read on for details about the event and enter to win a pair of passes for you and a friend.

By Birgit Sund on May 24, 2017

The Big Baby Bash - A Fun Free Event For New And Expecting Parents

Are you expecting or recently had a baby? Come join us Saturday, May 6th for The Big Baby Bash!

The Big Baby Bash is a free and informative expo for planning, prenatal to preschool parents. Don’t miss out on testing the latest gear, learning from local Austin experts, meeting other new and soon-to-be parents in your area, and going home with the latest products on the market.

Highlights for parents & parents-to-be include 3 free seminars, goodie bag giveaways to the first 100 people and a spin on the raffle prize wheel where you could win a car seat, stroller & tons of other wonderful prizes! Read on for details.

By Birgit Sund on April 28, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions and What Live Grow Play Austin Can Do For You

What is Live Grow Play Austin?
How is Live Grow Play Austin different than other directories out there?
Why do I have to become a member in order to rate and review businesses and to participate in discussions on the message boards?
How do I find a pediatrician, child care, kids activities, or other businesses that are close to my home and age-appropriate for my child?

Answers to those and more questions right here.

By Birgit Sund on January 9, 2017

All We Want For Christmas Is….

... YOU!

We pretty much have everything we NEED, so all we’d LIKE for Christmas is for Live Grow Play Austin to continue to grow and to provide a helpful parenting and family resource created by parents for parents in and around Austin.

Here's how you can help your fellow Moms, Dads and caregivers.

By Birgit Sund on December 15, 2016

Don't Know What to Tell Your Kids? - Let Siri Do the Talk


Are you familiar with never ending questions from your kids incl. questions you can’t, don’t know how to, don’t want to, or are just not ready to answer yet? Are you tired of repeating yourself over and over again? Have you had it when your kids talk back to you? Can’t think of anything appropriate or clever to say?

No worries: Let Siri do the talk!

By Birgit Sund on November 15, 2016

Over 115 Play Groups, Mom Groups, and Dad Groups In and Around Austin

“I’m new to Austin and I’m looking for other Mama’s in the area.”
“We’re expecting and would love to meet up with other expecting parents.”
“Stay-at-home Dad is looking for other Dads to take the kids to fun places.”

Sounds familiar? Maybe you’re transitioning from "your normal life" to a life with children. Or you’re a stay-at-home Mom or Dad who’s looking for things to do with your kids during the week. Or you’re a working Mom or Dad that would like to meet up with other parents and kids on the weekends. Or you’re new to the 512 and just want to socialize and interact with other Moms and Dads.

Whatever you’re looking for, do not despair, my friends. We’ve just added the category Play Groups / Mom Groups / Dad Groups to our directory which currently lists 119 groups and will help you get connected.

By Birgit Sund on October 18, 2016

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