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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

Splash Pads In and Around Austin

Spring has sprung, temperatures are in the mid-70’s to mid-80’s. Warm enough for splash pad season, don’t you think? But, we’re not quite there yet. While the Georgetown and Round Rock splash pads open in April and March respectively, all other splash pads open the beginning of May.

Anyhoooo, here’s our list.

By Birgit Sund on March 10, 2020

Free Summer Camps In and Around Austin

It's never too early to start thinking about summer camps. Especially when registration for some summer camps are already open or closing soon or when they're free.

Free camps? Yes, there is such a thing as free camps. We've done quite some research to find camps in and around Austin (up to a 2.5 hr radius) that are not a financial burden to families, especially families that already have enough to worry about.

By Birgit Sund on February 24, 2020

Free Wood-Working Workshop for Kids at Home Depot

Have you ever taken your kids to the Home Depot Kids Workshops? If they like crafts and wood working, this is the perfect place to spend a fun Saturday morning and some quality time with your kiddos (and to unleash your inner lumberjack).

Read on for details, tips, and to see some of our master pieces.

By Birgit Sund on January 21, 2020

German Christmas Traditions And How To Prepare For Christmas The German Way


Christmas is the most important and most celebrated holiday in Germany and is very much enjoyed by children and parents alike. However, the Holiday season and pretty much the entire month of December (even the last week of November) demands a lot from parents in Germany. Preparing for the festivities is very time consuming and due to extreme sugar consumption you’ll see more kids bouncing off the walls and driving their parents insane than in any other month – as the following Christmas traditions will attest.

By Birgit Sund on December 5, 2019

Best Birthday Party Ever-Series: Foam Party [Review + Special Offer]


And another “Best birthday party ever!” in the books. I’m very good at throwing the best birthday parties ever, if I may say so myself. This time, we had 6 girls over for a party and sleepover. Those 6 plus our 2 daughters, makes 8 girls ages 6-9. (Yes, there is a girl with a black bucket on her head. She likes to do things like that.)

After researching the awesome Live Grow Play Austin Kids Directory (which I created and manage myself – patting myself on the back), I decided to go with a foam party provided by Freedom Fun.  

Read my review and find out how to get a free Virtual Reality experience.
By Birgit Sund on October 9, 2019

The Largest Bounce House In The World is Coming to Austin [Giveaway]


The world’s largest bounce house ever assembled is on tour and will make its way to Austin from Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28, 2019!

Featuring 10,000 square feet of inflatable elation, The Big Bounce America is not your average bounce house. People of all ages are invited to get big-air on the basketball court, compete against one another on an obstacle course, and plummet from a giant slide into a massive ball pit outside the main structure. 

Read on for details and to enter for a chance to win a family-4-pack of tickets.
By Birgit Sund on April 15, 2019

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark In Grand Prairie, TX [Review + Giveaway]


So, the weekend before last was our daughter’s birthday weekend and since it was a long weekend, we made the trip to Grand Prairie near Dallas to check out the Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark.

Did we like it? Let’s just say: we spent 7 hours swimming, sliding, playing, eating, and relaxing!

Read our review and enter for a chance to win admission to the waterpark for a family of four!
By Birgit Sund on February 1, 2019

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 6, 2018

Take the Reverse Advent Calendar Challenge – Starts December 1st!

One of our Christmas traditions is the advent calendar. Our kids LOVE to open one little surprise every day in December.

This year, we're going to do something a little different (although we're still doing the usual advent calendar) and we challenge you to do the exact same: A Reverse Advent Calendar. What do you need to do? Read on.

By Birgit Sund on November 26, 2018