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Please Help Dart'em Up Stay in Business

We were sad to hear that Dart’em Up, one of our kids' favorite indoor fun place (read our review of Dart’em Up here), is in danger of having to close its doors forever due to COVID-19 and want to help them raise awareness of their ongoing fundraiser. 

Here's a message from Richard McVay, Owner and Founder of Dart’em Up, one of the kindest and nicest persons we've met and who deeply cares about kids. 
By Birgit Sund on August 14, 2020

Virtual Hula Hoop Classes with Mad About Hoops

Mad About Hoops
So, I was looking for a fun way to keep my kids active at home and I came across Mad About Hoops, a hula hoop enrichment program, taught by two lovely ladies, Amy and Madison, in Houston and Denver. Like so many businesses offering classes and activities for kids, Mad About Hoops was negatively impacted by the current situation. However, Amy and Madison got creative and put together several virtual class options, live as well as pre-recorded, that kids and adults can enjoy from the safety of their home.   

Read on to learn more about their classes and to get a $30 (or $10) discount.
By Birgit Sund on August 6, 2020

Online, Interactive Film Classes with Squishy Banana Studios

Squishy Banana Studios
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 Squishy Banana Studios' online, interactive film classes.
By Birgit Sund on April 1, 2020

Mi Casa Es Tu Casa - Spanish And Music Classes In One


Psychological studies continue to uncover more and more benefits that music lessons as well as multilingualism provide to developing minds. Studies found that kids who take music lessons "have better cognitive skills and school grades and are more conscientious, open and ambitious." and learning a foreign language "develops enhanced executive control, or the ability to effectively manage what are called higher cognitive processes, such as problem-solving, memory, and thought". 

Austin's best-rated baby and toddler classes from Mi Casa Es Tu Casa® are one big treasure hidden in Austin for all the families who are interested in exposing their little ones to Spanish and music at the same time.
By Birgit Sund on December 6, 2019

Great Gift Alternatives To Toys For Kids In And Around Austin


Toys are important, toys are fun.

Some toys are amazing and enriching to a child's imagination, learning and creativity.

But: Many toys are just something that gets wrapped up in pretty paper, so your child has something to rip into on Christmas morning, or on their birthday, or on any other gift-inspired holiday. These toys often last only for a short time, are forgotten in no time, and end up on the landfill.

Austin is an amazing city to raise kids.

The Austin area has so much to give and offers some fantastic toy-alternatives that serve your children (and your entire family) well.
By Birgit Sund on November 25, 2019

ArtBarnATX - A Creative Outlet For Kids In And Around Austin


As Pablo Picasso once said "Every child is an artist". Let ArtBarnATX help your children bring out the artist in them! Fun and laughter guaranteed! Find out more about ArtBarnATX' camps, Kids Night Out, ceramics, splatter paint birthday parties & more.
By Birgit Sund on January 28, 2019

Spike Frog Volleyball Spring League To Start In February

Spike Frog Volleyball
Are you looking for a fun team sport for your 2nd-9th grader? Give volleyball a try!

Spike Frog offers a positive and safe environment where skills, knowledge, self-confidence, teamwork and friendships are gained.

We've completed our first Spike Frog season in the fall and can't wait to start spring season.
By Birgit Sund on January 23, 2019

Color, Draw, Doodle, Design And Personalize Your Very Own Textiles With eatsleepdoodle [Giveaway]

eatsleepdoodle world map duvet cover
It’s easy to have fun in the Texas sun. But even Texas has some unpleasant days sometimes when you just want to stay inside and not leave the house. As parents, you want to be prepared for those days as they can be challenging.

We recently came across eatsleepdoodle, who offers a wide range of stationery and textile products that come with a set of wash-out pens so you can color, draw, doodle, design and personalize your very own textiles. Then, when you’re ready, just put them in the machine on a warm or cool wash and all the ink completely disappears, ready to be re-drawn, re-colored and re-customized.

Read for more info and how to enter for a chance to win a eatsleepdoodle world map duvet cover.
By Birgit Sund on January 22, 2019