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Stop! Don't Throw Out Those Crayons! How To Recycle Used Crayons And Help Schools In Need

Crayon Collection

The non-profit Crayon Collection is giving us another meaning to the back-to-school shopping season. By providing a resource for teachers, students, and communities to collect, contribute, or receive gently used crayons from restaurants and schools, Crayon Collection puts them into the hands of vulnerable children from low socio-economic backgrounds and at-risk environments across the world.

Read how you can help make a difference.
By Birgit Sund on August 23, 2021

How to Recycle Plastic Frequently Used by Families With Children

TerraCycle Recycling Programs

Do you pack fruit pouches in your child’s lunch box? Are pretzels, chips, or granola bars a snack-staple in your house? Are infant formula and baby food on your shopping list? What do you do with broken toys that cannot be fixed or donated?

While they’re plastic and it is often assumed that all plastic can go in your regular recycle bin, none of the above actually can. However, there is a way to recycle these and other items. We’ve put together a list of recycle programs for items typically consumed or used by kids.

By Birgit Sund on January 27, 2021

52 Ways For Kids to Practice Kindness [+ Giveaway]

Kindness Cards
Today more than ever, kids (and grown-ups alike) could use a daily dose of kindness. Kindness takes time to blossom. Here's a fun way for kids to learn about kindness (and get to do them more chores, hah!).

Read on for details and how to enter for a chance to win a fun game that helps kids practice to be kind.
By Birgit Sund on January 22, 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

How You Can Help Connect Children Waiting for Adoption With Loving Families

The Heart Gallery
November Is National Adoption Month.

Every year over 600 children in Central Texas wait for a forever family, a place to call home. The Heart Gallery is a portrait exhibit and community education/outreach initiative that brings to life the beautiful personalities of children who are waiting to be adopted. Many of these are older children, sibling groups, and children with special needs—often referred to as forgotten children.

Read on and learn about the stories of these beautiful children.
By Birgit Sund on November 18, 2020

How to Create a Study Area or Home Office, No Matter the Size of Your Home


2020 is the year of online learning, and people across Texas and the rest of the country are trying to manage how to create more space for home classrooms. It could be that the dining table has turned into a desk for you and your children, perhaps your house has become a disaster zone, or maybe you are thinking of adding on or even finding a new home. 

Here are some tips for how to create a study area or a home office, no matter the size of your home.
By Birgit Sund on October 29, 2020

Stop Forgetting Your Masks - How to Keep Your Masks Clean and in Hands-Reach

MaskRack
Many of you probably have a mud room, a shoe rack, a key holder, or a place to keep your phone in your entryway. Now, how many of you have a safe and clean place to keep your reusable masks, mask filters, gloves, face shields, hand sanitizers, or other sanitization products?

Get organized with this mask rack and enter for a chance to win one of your own.
By Birgit Sund on August 20, 2020

Moolah U Camp Goes Live Online

Moolah U
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 Moolah U's Online Camps.
By Birgit Sund on April 3, 2020

It’s the Law: Texas High Schools Must Help Students Register to Vote

Help high school students register to vote
Does your child’s high school offer students the opportunity of and assistance with voter registration? They should. It's the law. 

Twice each academic year, once per semester, Texas high school principals must offer students 18 years of age or turning 18 that school year, the chance to register to vote.

Learn more about your child's high school's duties and how you can get involved and help others register to vote.
By Birgit Sund on February 17, 2020

How To Prepare For Summer Camp Next Year

Summer and therefore summer camps are over, a new school year has started. Take a minute and reflect on the last few weeks, and especially on the time your child spent in summer camp.

Did your child like the camp? Was it easy to sign up? Was it worth the price? Did your child feel safe?

We’ve prepared a list of questions that will help you evaluate the camp your child attended this summer and can help you decide on future camps your child is going to participate in. Read on.

By Birgit Sund on August 16, 2019