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Grand Opening of Light The Way Learning Center in Cedar Park [Special Offer]


A new play-based preschool is opening its doors in Cedar Park. Young children at Light The Way Learning Center get the tools and support they need for their healthy development. All activities are carefully designed to adequately nurture the emotional, intellectual and physical growth of our kids. Through our learn through play philosophy, stimulating situations and hands-on learning opportunities, children are free to develop into bright young minds.

Join them for their grand opening and learn how to get your enrollment fee waived.
By Birgit Sund on October 8, 2019

Back-To-School and School Supply Drives In And Around Austin



The average costs for school supplies every year is $35 which creates an extra burden for already challenged families as well as for teachers, who often spend their own money buying missing supplies for their classrooms and students.

In order to ease the burden of both families and teachers, school districts that are continuously facing tighter budgets, are trying to outsource the financial obligation by requesting that parents help provide  these supplies. 

Here is a list of Back-to-School Programs and School-Supply Drives in and around Austin.
By Birgit Sund on July 23, 2019

Fun Art and Writing Contests for Texas Students of All Ages


Does your child like to draw or to write? Here are some fun contests Texas students of all ages can show off their art or writing talent at.

The deadlines are approaching, so better get them going!
By Birgit Sund on January 29, 2019

Color, Draw, Doodle, Design And Personalize Your Very Own Textiles With eatsleepdoodle [Giveaway]

eatsleepdoodle world map duvet cover
It’s easy to have fun in the Texas sun. But even Texas has some unpleasant days sometimes when you just want to stay inside and not leave the house. As parents, you want to be prepared for those days as they can be challenging.

We recently came across eatsleepdoodle, who offers a wide range of stationery and textile products that come with a set of wash-out pens so you can color, draw, doodle, design and personalize your very own textiles. Then, when you’re ready, just put them in the machine on a warm or cool wash and all the ink completely disappears, ready to be re-drawn, re-colored and re-customized.

Read for more info and how to enter for a chance to win a eatsleepdoodle world map duvet cover.
By Birgit Sund on January 22, 2019

Spanish And French Parent-Child Music Classes With Mi Casa Es Tu Casa [Special Discount]



We are a big supporter of the idea of raising kids bilingual as well as introducing them to music at an early age. We did or are doing both. Obviously, our kids have an advantage since their Mama is a true German girl and they have been exposed to the German language since birth, but parents don't need to be able to speak a foreign language in order to raise a bilingual child.

You also don't need to be a musician to raise a musical kid, in fact, we participated in an early childhood music & movement program and learned that it is less important how well you sing than it is to model making the choice to sing.

Wouldn't be amazing if there was a program that introduces your child to both, music and a foreign language? Well, there is. Read on for more information.





By Birgit Sund on December 5, 2018

Online Music Lessons With Austin Based Care2Rock


Have you always wanted to learn guitar but don’t know where to start? Or perhaps, you have a child at home starting a band who needs a little practice? Find out how Care2Rock can help!
By Birgit Sund on August 29, 2018

Ways To Help Children With Autism Deal With A New School Year, New Teachers, New Peers, And New Experiences


For a parent of a child with autism, sending your child to the right school is important, but in itself, is not enough. Children with autism will continue to make their world smaller and smaller when left to their own devices. They would wear the same clothes every day, eat the same foods every day, watch the same programs on TV, or play the same games on their tablet.

Jeanne Beard, founder of the National Autism Academy, shares a few tips on how to help children with autism get a good start into the new school year and how to keep them going. 
By Birgit Sund on August 22, 2018

STEM Open House at iFLY Austin


Are you ready for your school to take STEM Education to the next level? Join iFly Austin at their free STEM Open House event in September.

Let your kids explore the STEM principles behind their wind tunnel technology through a small presentation, test flights, and lab activities. Read on for details and how to register.
By Birgit Sund on August 20, 2018

Community Action With Global Impact: International Student Exchange Program


Today we want to introduce you to the International Student Exchange (ISE).

There’s a huge difference between vacationing and exploring a different country on your own and actually living with and seeing the country through the eyes of the local people. Not only do you have the opportunity to learn and experience the culture and the language in a much more personal way, you will also gain new perspectives, broaden your world view, and build long-lasting friendships.

Find out more about the International Student Exchange program, how you can become a host family and how your child can participate in the program and spend time abroad.
By Birgit Sund on April 23, 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