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Austin Company Creates "Elliott Superhero Robe" For Children With Life-alerting Illnesses

Girl wearing an Elliot Superhero Robe

After meeting a young girl named Elliot in Austin, Texas, who at the age of just 3 years old was battling cancer, Allison Schickel, CEO and Founder of Brobe Intl, was inspired to create the Elliott Superhero Robe, a special robe for children who were fighting chronic illnesses.

Read more about the robe and how you can donate a robe to a child in need.
By Birgit Sund on May 24, 2021

10 Tips for Keeping Kids Hydrated as Temps Heat Up in Austin [Tips + Giveaway]

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It's only April and temperatures are already in the upper 90's! Hydration is so important for your children’s health and development. Dehydration can affect your child’s ability to focus and perform, both physically and mentally. Here are some tips for keeping your kids hydrated.

Read on for details and enter for a chance to win one of two fun reusable water bottles.
By Birgit Sund on April 12, 2021

Support Local: All-natural CBD Beauty and Skincare Products by The Healthy Chic's

The Healthy Chic's products

Eek! Dark circles under the eyes and fine lines on the forehead!

We love supporting local Moms, so we decided to give The Healthy Chic's and their all-natural CBD beauty and skincare products, created by women for women, a try.

Round Rock residents Lesli and Krystyl are "The Healthy Chicks" and their goal is to offer an all-natural line of women’s products that will have a life changing positive impact in terms of emotional and physical health and wellness.

Here's a review of the products we've tried. Plus a 10% discount for y'all!

By Birgit Sund on February 11, 2021

How to Survive Cedar Allergies in Texas

Cedar Fever
It took about 10 years until Cedar allergies finally got me. Fortunately, so far my symptoms have been rather mild. I occasionally experience sinus pressure, itchy eyes, and ear aches. 

Here are some tips and treatment suggestions to ease the misery of winter cedar allergies.
By Birgit Sund on February 4, 2021

How to Jumpstart 2021 With a 3-Day Juice Cleanse and Other Herbal Remedies


New year, new me, right? Let go of some of the negatives of 2020 and make room for a positive 2021 with a 3-Day Juice Cleanse and Other Herbal Remedies lovingly prepared by local Mom and   “Green Goddess” of Lago Vista.

Get $5 off and free delivery in the 512.
By Birgit Sund on December 30, 2020

Back to Virtual-School List


Back in March, we couldn’t really prepare for remote learning, since nobody knew what to expect and what to prepare for. This time around it is different. I know exactly how to get ready and what to stock up on. Here’s my Back to Virtual-School List:
By Birgit Sund on August 4, 2020

Kids and Adults Face Masks Made With Love by a Local Mama

The Grateful Thread masks

With the statewide mask mandate currently in place and – although not required – many parents voluntarily and out of precaution wanting their kids under the age of 10 to wear a mask, the demand for kids face masks is high.

Marianne, a stay-at-home mom of three kids (4, 3 and 15 months) from Cedar Park, sews for fun all the time (costumes, linens, alterations, etc). Here's how she started her face mask business The Grateful Thread. Plus, see our beautiful masks she made for us.

By Birgit Sund on July 14, 2020

Austin Youth Fitness Offers Home Running and Biking Groups for Pre-K to 8th Grade

Austin Youth Fitness
Obviously, this is a difficult time for everybody and many local businesses are getting hit extremely hard. We therefore want to use our little platform and help in any way we can.

We asked local businesses to let us know of any products, services, or activities they're currently offering, that can help Austin families keep their kids busy and make this time as enjoyable as possible for their kids and their whole family. In the coming days, we will be introducing those offers on our blog. Sign up for our newsletter, so you don't miss any of these awesome deals.

Read about Austin Youth Fitness' Home Running and Biking Groups for Pre-K to 8th Grade.
By Birgit Sund on April 9, 2020

How to Boost Your Immune System

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Why is everybody stocking up on toilet paper instead of fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods? Why is nobody talking about boosting the immune system?

The reason why the elderly and people with underlying conditions or those who are immunocompromised are more at risk to be seriously affected by illnesses and diseases, is because they don’t have the ability to respond normally to an infection due to an impaired or weakened immune system.

Here’s what should be on your grocery list (this list is not exhaustive and foods listed may have multiple and additional benefits):

By Birgit Sund on March 13, 2020

HydraFacial? Yes, Please!

Self care
So, last year, we were outside enjoying a sunny October afternoon, when my 9-year old said “Mom, you look very old today.” Wait, what did you just say?? “You have a lot of wrinkles.”

Of course I had wrinkles! The sun was shining, so I was squinting. And it was a long and exhausting day. (Not). And — ok, stop. Enough denial. That day I swore that 2020 was going to be a year of more self care and me-love.

My TLC-year started in January with a weekly HIIT and Yoga routine. In mid January I treated myself to a wonderful massage and two weeks ago I had my first-ever HydraFacial at Face to Face Spa at Davenport Village.

Read about my experience and get a $50 off a HydraFacial or a free chemical peel coupon.
By Birgit Sund on March 9, 2020