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Coming to Austin: Venardos Circus - The Little Circus That Could [Giveaway]

The Venardos Circus
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, May We Present: The Venardos Circus - The Little Circus That Could!

From September 22 to October 3rd, 2021, the Venardos Circus will put on 16 shows under The Big Top, their intimate red-and-white striped circus tent.
The Venardos Circus, is a small (really - it literally fits in a 32-foot trailer), unique, Broadway-style, animal-free circus, with big dreams and spectacular performances, that bring joy to young and old.  

Read more about the Venardos Circus and enter for a chance to win a family-4-pack of tickets to opening night on Wednesday, September 22.
By Birgit Sund on September 10, 2021

FLASH-GIVEAWAY: Win A Family Four Pack Of Tickets To The Cedar Park Rodeo At H-E-B Center

Cedar Park Rodeo at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park

FLASH-GIVEAWAY

Enter for a chance to win one of two (2) family four (4) packs of tickets to the Cedar Park Rodeo at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park on Friday night at 7:30pm!

Simply like our Cedar Park Rodeo Facebook post and tag a family of four you think would enjoy the rodeo as well in the comments! Hurry, giveaway ends on Thursday 8/12 at 6pm.

Get ready for an evening of professional rodeo events including bare back riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, girls barrel racing, girls breakaway roping, team roping, and the fan favorite mutton busting. You will not want to miss these two days of action packed family entertainment! 
By Birgit Sund on August 11, 2021

Peppermint Parkway at Circuit of The Americas [Giveaway]

COTA Peppermint Parkway Logo
Peppermint Parkway is a magical drive-thru holiday experience at Circuit of The Americas featuring one-mile of immersive holiday displays, millions of lights, dancing elves and more, on select nights from November 27th – January 3rd, 6 - 10:30 p.m.

Read on for details and for a chance to win a Sweet Deal admission ticket.
By Birgit Sund on November 12, 2020

Give Thanks Fundraiser to Help Fight Abuse and Domestic Violence

Broken Hearts and Calloused Hands
Broken Hearts and Calloused Hands, a non-profit organization located in Lago Vista, TX, with the mission to combat abuse and domestic violence is hosting a fundraiser to raise awareness and funds to help and bring hope to domestic violence victims transitioning out of dangerous situations through providing resources, temporary shelter and counseling for individuals and families.

Prizes include gift cards to local business, incl. Painting with a Twist, Amy's Ice Cream, The Melting Pot, Flat Creek Winery and many more. Read on for details and to get your raffle tickets.
By Birgit Sund on November 5, 2020

What To Do With Too Much Halloween Candy


Too much Halloween candy? Here’s what you can do.
By Birgit Sund on November 1, 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

Wanted: Children's Drawings and Letters

Drawings Nursing Homes
As we all know, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and assisted living communities have been hit extra hard by our current health crisis. As per the CDC, “Given their congregate nature and resident population served (e.g., older adults often with underlying chronic medical conditions), nursing home populations are at high risk of being affected by respiratory pathogens like COVID-19.” However, not only are they particularly vulnerable when it comes to their health, they’re also hit extra hard with isolation.

Many residents haven’t received in-person visits from family and friends since March, as most facilities limit community entry to essential visitors only (those necessary for resident care and community operations) and don’t allow in-house social visits, public events or outings.

In addition – and that is an ongoing situation and not specific to COVID-19 – some residents may not have family and friends close by or may not have visitors at all. 

We therefore invite families in and around Austin to join us in bringing a smile to many sad faces, and this is how.

By Birgit Sund on June 13, 2020

Bike Night at the Circuit of The Americas

COTA Bike Night
We did something super cool on Tuesday. Of course, we picked the hottest day of the week, but it was a blast and probably a once in a lifetime experience — although, we could do it again every Tuesday in June, September, and October (minus October 27).

So, what did we do? We rode our bikes on the only Formula 1 and MotoGP racetrack in the country — Austin's Circuit of The Americas!

By Birgit Sund on June 12, 2020

West Austin Chamber of Commerce Summer Camp Fair

West Austin Chamber of Commerce Summer Camp Fair 2020
Looking for summer camps? Look no further and join the West Austin Chamber of Commerce for its second annual Summer Camp Fair on Monday, April 1st, 2019.  

This free, fun, family friendly event will feature over 50 booths with information from local summer camps and programs for children preschool age through high school.
By Birgit Sund on March 6, 2020

I Live Here I Give Here Invites Austin Families to Give Back on Amplify Austin Day

I Live Here I Give Here Invites Austin Families to Give Back on Amplify Austin Day
Volunteering fosters many desirable traits that all parents want their children to possess. However, many children wonder what’s going to be in it for them. How will it directly affect them and their well-being? Many organizations in and around Austin are at the forefront of answering this question and are giving children an incentive to participate in creating a culture of generosity in their community while also encouraging their entire family to join in. 
By Birgit Sund on February 20, 2020