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2nd Annual West Austin Chamber of Commerce Summer Camp Fair

Looking for summer camps? Look no further and join the West Austin Chamber of Commerce for its second annual Summer Camp Fair on Monday, March 5th.  

This free, fun, family friendly event will feature over 80 booths with information from local summer camps and programs for children preschool age through high school.
By Birgit Sund on March 2, 2018

March For Our Lives Austin [All You Need To Know]

You may have heard about the student-led movement March For Our Lives whose mission and focus it is to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address the gun violence issues that are rampant in our country.

On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington, DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority.

And so does Austin.

Here's everything you nee to know about March For Our Lives - Austin.
By Birgit Sund on February 24, 2018

When I Grow Up Festival hosted by Partners in Parenting

“When I grow up I want to be an artist” has been our oldest daughter’s answer for the past 3 years. Her younger sister wants to be a “singing ballerina” and a teacher, at the moment. What do your kids want to be when they grow up? 

Help them get an idea by visiting the Partners in Parenting When I Grow Up Festival on Sunday, January 14, 2018, where local professionals will interact with children to share the tools of their trade.
By Birgit Sund on January 5, 2018

Holiday Fun for the Whole Family at The Domain + Santa Pictures Giveaway

If you’re looking for a festive holiday experience, head to the Domain for twinkling lights, carolers, complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides, and a Santa experience that will delight kids of all ages. Read on for details and how to enter the Santa Photo Package Giveaway.
By Birgit Sund on December 12, 2017

Austin Bakes for Puerto Rico, Mexico, Virgin Islands, and California

If you have a sweet tooth or two, or if you love to bake, or both, Austin Bakes needs you!

Austin Bakes is a group of bloggers, foodies, and local businesses, who are raising money for relief efforts and humanitarian aid following disasters both local and worldwide. 

This Saturday, November 4th, 10am-2pm, Austin Bakes is hosting a citywide bake sale to provide funds to aid disaster relief for those affected by hurricanes and earthquakes in Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the Virgin Islands, and the wildfires in California. Read on for details.

By Birgit Sund on November 2, 2017

10th Annual Acton Children's Business Fair

Mark your calendars for October 28th for the Acton Children’s Business Fair, a one-day market that gives children the opportunity to discover their inner entrepreneur and showcase their very own businesses. 

The event is organized by a team of passionate entrepreneurs, teachers, mentors, and parents, who want our children to learn about entrepreneurship in a practical and fun way, and is sponsored by Acton Academy, the Acton School of Business, and the generous support of donors and volunteers. Read on for details.

By Birgit Sund on October 10, 2017

Haunted Houses In And Around Austin + Giveaway

It’s Spooktober! While you and your little ones might still enjoy hayrides, corn mazes, pumpkin painting, and scarecrow stuffing, your big kids might be demanding something more, let’s say, “challenging” or “sophisticated”. 

Well, here are a few ways to challenge them. Do you think they can handle them? If you're not too scared, read on...

By Birgit Sund on October 3, 2017

Shop and Save at the Twice Loved Fall Children's Consignment Sale

Back-to-school shopping is NEVER over! Shop and save at the Twice Loved Fall Children's Consignment Sale, sponsored by Austin Parents of Multiples. 

Twice Loved is open to all local families. You don't need multiples to shop or sell with them.

Save 75% or more on clothes, toys, books, baby gear, maternity items, and more. When and where? Click for details.

By Birgit Sund on September 28, 2017

2017 Austin School Expo

Free Family-Friendly Event to Help You Find The Right School for Your Child

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably browsed through the 697 childcare providers in the Child Care category and/or the 385 schools in our Schools category of our kid- and family-friendly business directory before (if not, you can do so here). 

Now, if you want to get some face time with some of those schools, get your questions answered, or get a feel how the schools operate on a daily basis, the upcoming Austin School Expo is a great opportunity to interact one-on-one with school administrators from public and private schools. Read on for details.

By Birgit Sund on September 27, 2017

2017 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 6, 2017