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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

Free Children's Books - Live Grow Play Austin “Read and Share” Program


Listen up, bookworms and Moms and Dads of future bookworms! Does your kiddo love to read or love to listen when you read to them?

We receive many children’s book review requests and just can’t keep up with reviewing all the books ourselves anymore. We'd hate to turn the authors down since we love books and we love to support the awesome people who help educate and entertain our little ones.

We know that many of you are or have little book lovers at home, so we wanted to see if anybody would be interested in a “Read and Share” program, where you have the opportunity to receive free books in return for book reviews? Read on for details.
By Birgit Sund on September 4, 2019

Activist Kids Supports Kids Who Want To Make A Difference [Giveaway + Discount]


Is your child passionate about the environment, healthy lifestyles, inclusiveness, or other things that matter in their lives? Do they want to show and share their passion, raise awareness or make a difference in the world?

Let your little activists express themselves through their clothing. Read on for details and how to enter for a chance to win a free kids activist t-shirt.
By Birgit Sund on April 22, 2019

Couples Mitten, The Cutest Way To Hold Hands When It's Cold [Giveaway]


We’ve just received our Couples Mitten from MomsKnittingNYC and we absolutely love them. They came with a pair of normal mittens so each person can wear one of them on the “outer” hand that is not snuggling with your partner's hand in the Couples Mitten, so that all hands are nice and warm. Read on for details and for a chance to win your own pair of Couples Mitten.
By Birgit Sund on December 14, 2018

Time for Fall Family Pictures – Find the Perfect Photographer For Your Family

Temperatures in the 80’s, leaves slowly changing colors, Halloween and fall decorations everywhere – it’s time for fall pictures!

There are a lot of great photographers in and around Austin and many families have their favorite photographer who’s taken their pictures for years and who’s seen and picture-documented their kids grow and change year by year. But, there are many new families, families that just moved here from another state or country or moved within the Austin area, or families who haven’t taken professional family pictures yet.

Read on to find or help others to find the perfect photographer for their special day.

By Birgit Sund on October 10, 2018

Spanish at Home - Aprendemos en familia - Learn Spanish With Book Written By Three Bilingual Moms [Book Review + Giveaway]


Thinking of introducing your child to the Spanish language, but would prefer to stay in your own home?
 
Spanish at Home - Aprendemos en familia, written by three Moms with different cultural experiences and roots, but connected by the language and their life in the USA, is a great book to introduce the Spanish language to kids in a fun and creative way. This book is geared towards non-native adults with an intermediate level of Spanish, raising children between zero and six years old in an English speaking household.

Read our review of the book and enter for a chance to win a copy of your own.
By Birgit Sund on September 4, 2018

Frisbee® Sonic - Flies Like A Bird, Looks Like A Stingray [Giveaway]


We love playing Frisbee and we have all kinds of Frisbees at home. Big, small, hard, soft, you name it. Now, we've recently received a new kind of Frisbee to try. It looks pretty cool and here’s how Wham-O describes it: “The square-like, sine wave shape mimics many things in nature. The alternating twists and turns of the design resemble a bird in flight as it spins through the air.” It’s true, it does look like a stingray in motion.

Check it out and enter for a chance to win your own Frisbee Sonic.
By Birgit Sund on August 30, 2018

Shark Bite Game - Watch Your Fingers!


Love playing games with your kiddos? How about some Russian roulette for kids? 

The Shark Bite game is a fun game for young and old. Read our review of the game and enter for a chance to win one copy of the game.
By Birgit Sund on August 27, 2018

Does Your Child Have Difficulties Adjusting To School Or A New Environment?

Does your child have difficulties adjusting to school or being away from you? 

This is one of our favorite books: The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn that may help your child ease his or her fears. 

The book is "for any child who confronts a difficult situation, and for the child within each of us who sometimes needs reassurance." Perfect for first day of school or back-to-school.

By Birgit Sund on August 17, 2018

Lucky Ducks Game – The Wacky Quacky Color Matching Game [Game Review and Giveaway]



Do you have a toddler or preschooler and are looking for a fun game that is easy to understand and play and teaches your child shapes and colors?

The Lucky Ducks Game is a fun color and shape matching game for toddlers and preschoolers. Read more about the game and how to enter for a chance to win a copy for your little one.
By Birgit Sund on June 21, 2018