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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 25, 2019

Pools In And Around Austin That Are Open in September

Kids are back in school, summer is considered to be over, pools and splash pads are closed. Or maybe not?

Here’s a list of pools that are open during the month of September or even until late October. Read on.

By Birgit Sund on August 26, 2019

DANZA, Center for the Arts - Registration For Summer Camps Now Open


“Dance serves all the ends of individual growth; it helps to develop the body; it stimulates the imagination and challenges the intellect; it helps to cultivate an appreciation for beauty; and it deepens and refines the emotional nature." - Margaret H'Doubler

Let your child dance through summer! DANZA, Center for the Arts, offers week long summer camps for little artists ages 4-12.
By Birgit Sund on April 23, 2019

Spike Frog Volleyball Spring League To Start In February

Spike Frog Volleyball
Are you looking for a fun team sport for your 2nd-9th grader? Give volleyball a try!

Spike Frog offers a positive and safe environment where skills, knowledge, self-confidence, teamwork and friendships are gained.

We've completed our first Spike Frog season in the fall and can't wait to start spring season.
By Birgit Sund on January 23, 2019

Mermaid Swimming Classes Coming to Cedar Park [Giveaway]


"When I grow up I want to be a mermaid!"

Sound familiar? Then "mermaiding" might be the right thing for you and your mini-me’s. Find out what mermaiding is, where you can mermaid in Austin, and how you can enter for a chance to win a free mermaid lesson for your child and a friend. 
By Birgit Sund on September 20, 2018

School Grants from Action for Healthy Kids - Calling All Parents


Are you looking for tips for healthy living at home and ways to reinforce those healthy habits at school? Apply for the Parents for Healthy Kids grant and start promoting school-based physical activity and nutrition initiatives!

Not sure what to do? Here are some ideas:

  • Help your school start or grow their school garden and use their harvested vegetables and fruit in the school kitchen or the cafeteria
  • Organize a sporting event or an event that includes healthy activities
  • Create a running group or some other group that supports physical activity
  • Raise money for playscapes and other play spaces at your child's school
  • Organize a field trip to local farms and food banks
  • Bring in nutritionists, farmers, doctors, nurses, or other professionals to talk about healthy foods and healthy living
And here's how to apply for the grant.
By Birgit Sund on April 12, 2018

Healthy Kids Running Series Cedar Park - Five Week Running Program for Kids Pre-K to 8th Grade [Giveaway]


Want to show and teach your kiddos that active lifestyles are fun, build confidence, and are a great way to meet new friends? Join the Healthy Kids Running Series in Cedar Park this spring! No matter your size, your speed, your athletic ability, or your competitive spirit, everyone fits right in. It is not a popularity contest; it is not ‘win at all costs.’

Register your child for the Healthy Kids Running Series, a five week running program in the spring and fall for kids from Pre-K to 8th grade. 
By Birgit Sund on March 20, 2018

21 Kid-friendly Gyms and Fitness Studios In and Around Austin

How many of you vowed to do more for body and soul this year? Congratulation, that's awesome!

Now – we’re already 1 week into the new year -, how many of you have been using the excuse "It's impossible for me to work out with kids."?

Sorry, but that's not an excuse. Call us traitors or backstabbers, but we've gathered over 20 kid-friendly Gyms and Fitness Studios that either offer kids classes or child care, which allows you to keep your New Year's resolution. Be brave, read on.

By Birgit Sund on January 8, 2017

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