Summer is here! And parents everywhere are eagerly seeking enriching and exciting activities to keep their children engaged. While some might look for opportunities to deepen their child's spiritual journey, others may prioritize experiences that foster personal growth and lifelong friendships. If you fall into either category, you've come to the right place!

We're thrilled to present a selection of local Vacation Bible Schools (VBS) and exhilarating summer camps for kids. Whether you're seeking a faith-based program or a thrilling adventure, we've got you covered. From interactive Bible lessons to sports and activities, these programs offer a diverse range of opportunities to engage your child.

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The city of Austin, located in Central Texas, has no shortage of great food options. One of the popular choices in the area is Mexican food. For those food connoisseurs that love tacos, Austin has everything from meat filled to vegetarian, and breakfast to dinner choices. The following are the five best Mexican food restaurants to pick up some of these shelled delights:

  • Dos Batos has some of the best Mexican eats in Central Texas. The restaurant is located just east of the North Mopac Expressway and West Anderson Lane exit. Dos Batos puts an interesting touch on their taco choices with cooking them on a wood fired grill. Customers can choose from Angus top sirloin, chicken, veggie, or any combination thereof. There are also salads, tortas,…

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Do you crave a cold, sweet treat to beat the summer heat? Central Texas sweet spots are in abundance and ready to serve you up an indulgent frozen treat.

Amy's Ice Cream

Amy's Ice Cream is a favored spot for Austin, Texas residents. This local favorite features more than just ice cream. It presents a variety of goodies including frozen treats such as diverse flavors of yogurt and milkshakes with a selection of toppings. There is something for everyone to enjoy with options of more than 350 types of ice cream. Amy's Ice Cream is fun and energetic with employees dressed in tie-dye, fun cow decor, and smiles all around.

Lick Honest Ice Creams

Another regional favorite to the Austin area is Lick Honest Ice Creams. This trendy locale believes…

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With nicknames such as "Bat City", "Waterloo", "City Of The Violet Crown", "The Capital City", "Hippie Haven", "Blueberry in the Red State", "Live Music Capital of the World", and "River City", and with its unique and ever popular slogan "Keep Austin Weird", is there really any reason to vacation any place else? Austin is a one of a kind gem. There's just nothing else like it. Its diverse culture, landscape, events, original and quirky attractions, phenomenal food, and laid-back energy make it an ultimate staycation location for just about any single, couple, or family.

Whether you're new to the area, or were born and raised here, Austin offers so much to see and do. And if you're looking for some Austin staycation ideas to experience on your next…

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When you are a kid, summer is all about fun. School is out, and there is no homework! However, after a few days of just lounging around the house, everyone will be bored and will want something new and different to do. This is where you, as a parent, can score big points by sending your kids to any number of fun camps around the Austin area.

The Austin Parks & Recreation Department has a large number of summer programs for children five to 12 years of age and a few programs for teens. These programs run the gamut from outdoor adventures to cultural activities. The cost of the camps vary, and parents can apply for financial aid. The Austin Parks Summer Playgrounds Program is a free, supervised recreational program that takes place on different…

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Are you looking for somewhere to cool off this summer or just looking for something to do with the kids? Break out your swimsuits and sunscreen, the dog days are finally here and Central Texas is the best place to enjoy the summer sun!

Krause Springs

Take a dip in the blue waters of Krause Springs in Spicewood, a small town only 30 miles from Austin. Visitors can swim under waterfalls, explore coves, and swing into the water on a rope swing. Krause Springs is on private property but tickets are available for a fee of $5 for kids 4-11 or $8 for adults. This summer paradise is the perfect way to beat the heat!

Hamilton Pool

Central Texas has no shortage of pristine natural water holes, as Hamilton Pool Preserve shows. This natural pool was…

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With Mother's Day fast approaching, you may still be stuck on just what to do to express your gratitude and love for all that she has done for you and your family. Sometimes, the standard gift of flowers doesn't seem quite like it touches on the important role she has played in your life. For those who really want to show their mother how much they appreciate them, here are a few ideas to get you started.

  1. Scavenger Hunt
    Let's be honest, regardless of how old you may get, everyone loves a scavenger hunt. You can take this idea and turn it on its head to delight and surprise your mother. Whether you do it on your own or enlist your siblings to help, write down a certain number of notes listing things you love or appreciate about your mother. Then…

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The Austin, Texas area has plenty of restaurants with outdoor dining, perfect for the warmer days ahead. Check out some of the best below.

Dahlia Café

Address: 2450 RR 1869, Liberty Hill, TX 78642

Price: $$

For Southern comfort specialties, dine at the Dahlia Café. Listen to live music and chow down on some biscuits and gravy, burgers and diner fare. Kids will love the chicken-fried chicken and the chocolate chip pancakes. Eat outside and enjoy the sun.

Oasis Restaurant

Address: 6550 Comanche Trail, Austin, TX 78732

Price: $$

Tex-Mex grub is served up on outdoor decks at Oasis Restaurant. Catch a view of Lake Travis, and get some dishes to split. Nachos and tacos are favorites with all ages, and you can enjoy an adult…

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Moving is one of life's most difficult events, particularly for children. To help everyone adapt to the change, there are certain things that you can do in advance of, during, and proceeding the event. This blog contains advice for families moving with kids.

In Advance of the Move

Problems start as you start packing. Communicating is essential. Tell kids what will take place. Include them in the planning to instill excitement. Talk about all of the good aspects of the move and not the people they are abandoning.

On Moving Day

Change is hard on every member of the family. As stressful as it can be, try to stay positive. Your demeanor has a huge influence on your kids and their reactions. The following are a few other things you can do on…

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