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Friday, December 15, 2017  
When we think of holidays during our childhood, many of us have nostalgic memories filled with activities we used to partake in with family and friends. Because of this, we might aspire to create the same types of memories with our own families. If
Friday, December 8, 2017  
  Though we may not get much (or any!) winter weather here in Austin, that doesn’t mean we can’t have our own festive fun. After all, it’s fun to visit the winter weather in theory, but our beautiful temperatures make it doa
Friday, December 1, 2017  
The holidays are a fun time of year when kids everywhere look forward to giving and receiving gifts. They are also a great opportunity to give back to the community and help those in need. Are you looking to volunteer with your family this holiday
Wednesday, November 29, 2017  
    Now that Thanksgiving is over we can shift our focus to the next holiday season.  We've compiled a comprehensive list of local Winter Break camps just for you. Browse the fantastic selection below and find the perfect camp for th
Monday, November 27, 2017  
    Austin is such a magical place to celebrate the holidays. There is so much to see and do to get you in the holiday spirit. We’ve rounded up our top 10 favorite things to do in Austin for the holidays!   10. See the magica
Friday, November 24, 2017  
  We’re all guilty of it. Our kids create wish lists, and despite our best efforts to make the season about so much more than gifts, somehow gifts become a central part of the holidays. After all, giving and receiving gifts is fun! In f
Friday, November 17, 2017  
Teaching gratitude to our children can be quite a challenge. Even though we have the best intentions as parents, we also have an innate desire to give our children more than what we had. Striking that balance can be tricky – as a mom, I am co
Friday, November 10, 2017  
We are very fortunate here in Austin to have some great family-friendly day trips at our disposal. I don’t know about you, but I love the idea of being able to spend the day somewhere fun while having the option to stay overnight or return ho
Friday, November 3, 2017  
The holidays are just around the corner.  In addition to all the food, festivities and fun, many parents need to find camps for their kids. If you are still searching for a holiday camp for your child, don't panic!  We've compiled a
Friday, October 27, 2017  
I love Halloween, especially fun snacks and recipes that are centered around this festive time of year. This season is often filled with sugar rushes and tons of treats as kids bring in fun snacks for school parties, trunk or treats, and more. To g
Friday, October 20, 2017  
  I LOVE birthday parties.  I mean, I REALLY love birthday parties.  When my children were younger, my husband and I would go all out planning their parties. We have done everything from having a Jedi training party complete with a
Friday, October 13, 2017  
Many of us have fond Halloween memories of trick or treating and collecting candy, only to go home and trade for favorites with friends and siblings. For many kids, though, partaking in this simple tradition isn’t as easy because they suffer
Wednesday, October 11, 2017  
  What is your favorite birthday memory from childhood? Do you remember a special cake and everyone singing “Happy Birthday to You!” around the dining room table? For many of us, birthdays were a childhood ritual and a celebration
Friday, October 6, 2017  
  Halloween is admittedly my favorite holiday, and I have a tendency to go a little overboard. As a working mom of three, though, my definition of “overboard” still involves a lot of simplifications. For starters, last year was th
Friday, September 29, 2017  
You're invited to a fun, FREE event to explore local products/services for parents aNd children in the Austin area.   Sunday October 15th 1-4pm at the Norris Conference Center - 2525 W Anderson Lane   Admission and parking are free,
Friday, September 22, 2017  
  Thanks to everyone who participated in the voting for the 2017 Best Of Camp Awards. We appreciate all of your feedback and were overwhelmed by the response. We are so excited to announce this year's award winners. BEST OVERALL CAMP:&nb
Friday, September 15, 2017  
   If you are anything like me, mornings can be one of the most stressful times of the day.  Trying to get myself out the door on time is hard enough, but add a few kids to the mix and it can be complete chaos. Here are a few tips I'v
Friday, September 8, 2017  
  It's almost the first official day of fall! Even though it's still summer weather here in Texas, that doesn't stop us from thinking about all things pumpkin. As we prepare for the upcoming holiday season, we begin to think about holiday car
Friday, September 1, 2017  
Voting for the 2017 Nurture My Child Best Camp Awards Starts Monday September 4th. Please take a moment to vote for your favorite camp in the 2017 Nurture My Child Best Camp Awards event at best camp survey.   When you take the 2017 Best Ca
Friday, August 18, 2017   Jessica Rockowitz
The school year is well underway for many Austin parents, and that means readjusting to stricter schedules and sometimes more hectic mornings. Whether all your kids are in school together or at separate locations, the morning rush can be a struggle
Friday, August 11, 2017   Jessica Rockowitz
  Austin parents, the 2017/2018 school year is just around the corner! In fact, some of you might have already started. A lot of parents tend to favor the summer months because they are more laid back, which means looser schedules, later bedtim
Friday, August 4, 2017  
  School is starting in a few weeks.  If you are still searching for a preschool for your child, don't panic! We've compiled a list of the Austin area schools with  openings. Browse the fantastic selection below and find the pe
Friday, July 28, 2017  
Kids are often intrigued by science experiments and enjoy watching two materials combine to create something fun and exciting. Along with a break from the Texas heat, fun indoor experiments can be a great summer pass time. If you have a microwave a
Friday, July 21, 2017  
    Please come out to support Carrying Hope at the Hope Pack Drive on Saturday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to noon, at The Browning Hangar at Mueller (4550 Mueller Blvd. Austin, TX 78723).   Drop off your completed Hope P
Friday, July 14, 2017  
  We asked Alissa Magrum, the Executive Director of the local drowning prevention nonprofit, Colin's Hope, to give us some tips on what parents can do to prevent drowning.     This is such an important topic as last year alone Tex
Friday, July 7, 2017  
We're all seeking fun summer activities to entertain our kids, and sometimes there is only so much of the outdoors that we can tolerate -- especially in this Texas heat! Pinterest is a mom's best friend and worst enemy simultaneously. It gives us g
Friday, June 30, 2017  
      For me, the Fourth of July conjures up memories of grassy fields, everything you can think of cooked on the grill, sparklers, and ice cream. Something about that warm July breeze and the anticipation of fireworks just pairs
Wednesday, June 28, 2017  
SoccerZone’s All-Star Sports Camp is a day camp where kids develop their athletic skills through active games and activities. Besides being a lot of fun, character building is an important aspect of the program. Here are 4 valuable life skil
Friday, June 23, 2017  
  Backpacks and diapers and formula, oh my! Although extremely hot and humid, June is a VERY exciting month for Nurture My Child, as we have kicked off our very first Kids Helping Kids campaign benefiting the local Austin, TX non-profit, Car
Friday, June 16, 2017  
We've all guilty of it -- we saw something on a blog or Pinterest and thought, I need to try that with my kids! Sometimes these experiments are wildly successful, while other times they are a total flop. Here in Texas, any activities that invo
Friday, June 9, 2017  
Summer is here! Bonding time is fun, but keeping your littles entertained while you juggle work or your sanity can be tough. We’ve put together a great list of fun, low cost activities for kids around Austin this summer. If you hear the words
Friday, June 2, 2017  
June has arrived! Your child is finished with school, and perhaps back in January you didn't think summer camp was a necessity -- but now you're having second thoughts. Planning ahead, epsecially with kids, is hard. Needs change on an almost h
Friday, May 26, 2017  
In early April we rolled out our Nurture My Child Kids Helping Kids Campaign where we will be highlighting and supporting local non-profits and charities that work with children and families. I am so excited to announce that Carrying Hope is our
Friday, May 19, 2017  
  Thanks to everyone who participated in the voting for the 2017 Best Of Childcare Awards.  We appreciate all of your feedback and were overwhelmed by the response.  We are so excited to announce this years award winners. BEST FU
Friday, May 12, 2017   Jessica Rockowitz
    All I want for Mother’s Day is a nap, and possibly some brunch. With Mother’s Day only a couple days away, one of our favorite ways to celebrate is a family breakfast that nobody has to cook. Though this seems relaxing i
Friday, May 5, 2017  
  There is one fully accredited Waldorf School in the state of Texas, the Austin Waldorf School. The mission of a Waldorf school is “…to develop free human beings who, of themselves, are able to give purpose and direction to thei
Monday, May 1, 2017  
As another school year comes to an end, and we want to acknowledge the amazing programs in Austin and the surrounding areas.   It's time to vote for the Nurture My Child Best Childcare Awards for the 2016-2017 School Year. 
Friday, April 28, 2017   Nurture My Child
Austin prides itself on having options for everyone, and part of its charm lies in great camp opportunities for kids that love theater and the arts. Do you have an aspiring actor or performer on your hands? Consider signing him or her up fo
Friday, April 21, 2017  
Children are born mindful and with wisdom we can keep this skill alive -- “Montessori is wonderful in this way.”—the Dalai Lama   There are an increasing number of full and part-time Montessori schools popping up arou
Wednesday, April 19, 2017  
It's time for another #WednesdayGiveaway with Nurture My Child and EVER Skincare! EVER Skincare is good-for-you skincare that works, with botanically powered ingredients that give transformative anti-aging results. Our skin is our&nb
Friday, April 14, 2017   Nurture My Child
Do you have an aspiring scientist on your hands who loves all things STEM, robotics, and exploration? We’re lucky here in Austin to have some terrific camp options that encompass a wide variety of scientific topics and interests. Here are some
Tuesday, April 11, 2017  
  Join us this summer at Summer Spark for fun days filled with creativity and personal growth! Each week at Summer Spark features a different challenge which provides the opportunity to boost the 3Cs – creative problem solving, collaborat
Friday, April 7, 2017  
I have several large magnets with sayings on them displayed in my office to always remind me of what I am striving for. One of my favorites is a quote from Gandhi that says, ‘Be the change you wish to see in the world.' I have tried to
Wednesday, April 5, 2017  
It's time for another #WednesdayGiveaway with Nurture My Child and Blazer Tag! Blazer Tag offers laser tag, arcades, food, and family fun! Here's what you'll win: Blazer Pack Package:  2 games of laser tag 2 treks on the Austin Sky Trail 4s
Friday, March 31, 2017  
With the push for kids to be learning more and more at younger ages, many people hear ‘play-based learning’ and brush it off as something that isn’t true learning. That couldn’t be farther from the truth! Study after study h
Thursday, March 30, 2017  
We often refer to 'the Waldorf difference' when we tell families about our school and summer programs. What makes Camp Roadrunner and Summergarden stand out among the hundreds of summer camps in Austin?   Our camps are held on the beautifully
Monday, March 27, 2017  
Summer is right around the corner, and we are fortunate enough to have some great camp options here in Austin for kids who love nature. Not only is nature beautiful, but getting kids outside has some great benefits! Nature calms children and initia
Tuesday, March 21, 2017  
Thinkery Camps spark curiosity and inspire creative learning through hands-on, inquiry-led exploration and discovery. Each weeklong camp provides an innovative, safe and inspiring environment for campers to expand their problem-solving potentialâ
Saturday, March 18, 2017  
The sun goes down and the jokes fly at Excused Absence Nights, Austin’s premiere youth showcase featuring improv, sketch and stand up comedians poised to craft tomorrow’s cultural landscape. Every Sunday at 5PM audiences are treated to a tight
Friday, March 17, 2017  
It seems like the buzzword amongst Austin parents is "preschool" -- which waitlists is your child on, which type of philosophy are you leaning towards, and how much does it cost? There are a plethora of fantastic preschool options in Austin, ranging
Friday, March 10, 2017  
Budgeting for summer camps is a thing – a really BIG thing. When my two were in preschool, I didn’t think much about summer camps because their school was either year round or had summer camps on-site that they could attend. Because of this, my
Wednesday, March 8, 2017  
Hello everyone! It's time for another #WednesdayGiveaway with Nurture my Child and Austin Yard Cards! Austin Yard Cards is the ORIGINAL and family owned yard card greeting business in Austin. Whether you have a birthday, first day of school, or a
Tuesday, March 7, 2017  
It’s 9:45 a.m. in a classroom full of 5th graders on a hot summer morning. The room is quiet, except for the sound of pencils scribbling across the page, and the occasional whisper from one writer to her neighbor: "My character’s name is Hairy
Friday, March 3, 2017  
Spring Break is fast approaching here in Austin -- what are your plans? If you’re home with your kids and looking for some fun activities, we’ve got a great line-up of crafts, DIYs, and morning trips. There's something for every age group on our
Thursday, March 2, 2017  
At Summer Spark day camps, located in Downtown Austin and Westlake, rising 1st through 6th graders come alive as they engage in weekly creative problem solving challenges. Summer Spark is run by former elementary teacher Kaylie Reed who uses her b
Friday, February 24, 2017  
As a parent, I feel that my kids’ summer camp experiences have evolved over time. When they were in preschool, their schools typically offered 4-6 weeks of summer camp, thus making it easier on us. We chose to have them continue on the same schedul
Wednesday, February 22, 2017  
It's time for another #WednesdayGiveaway with Nurture My Child and Waterloo Ice House! Waterloo Ice House has been a local Austin favorite for over forty years and going strong! With several great locations, a killer menu (including many glut
Thursday, February 16, 2017  
Though it feels as if the holidays just came to a close, Spring Break is fast approaching here in Austin. Many families are opting to travel out of state or even internationally, but for many, this might not be an option. Work schedules and budgets c
Friday, February 10, 2017  
Many parents long for a break during the summer, from both the structure of school and from toting kids to and from activities. It is important, though, to make sure that your kids are engaging their minds and bodies instead of just hanging out on e
Wednesday, February 1, 2017  
It's time for another Wednesday Giveaway with Nurture My Child and High 5 in Lakeway! High 5 is your central hub for family fun, offering bowling, laser tag, dining, and an awesome arcade with fabulous prizes. Here’s what you’ll win: High 5
Wednesday, February 1, 2017  
There is no doubt that school vacations are essential to our kids’ mental health. Having a break from the workload and everyday grind of school and homework is refreshing and necessary! Unfortunately for many families, taking a vacation is not a re
Monday, January 30, 2017  
Throughout the past 24 years, Fantastic Magic Camp has built a community dedicated to embracing and encouraging the uniqueness of Austin and its children. Since opening its doors in 1993, FMC has been teaching magic, puppetry, and juggling but th
Friday, January 27, 2017  
I know for many of you it seems so strange to start talking about summer when we are barely through the holidays and into 2017, but with some summer camps already opening their camp registration, it pays to start planning now. For many families s
Thursday, January 19, 2017  
Achieving a work/life balance is important to many families, the key of which is finding safe, reliable care for their children. Hiring a nanny is an option that interests many parents. There are definite pluses to nannies, but unfortunately hiring a
Wednesday, January 18, 2017  
It's time for another #WednesdayGiveaway with Nurture My Child and Ballooms Creations of Austin! Ballooms is the best way to amp up your celebration and are a "must have" addition to any party. Here's what you'll win:        &n
Friday, January 13, 2017  
If you attended summer camp as a child, you likely have fond memories of friendships, campfires, and color war. If you didn’t, you can still appreciate how great of an opportunity camp is for children. Many parents are unsure of which activities th
Wednesday, January 4, 2017  
Leaving your child in the care of others is one of the hardest things parents face, and it is important to make the right decision for your family. When I do in-home child care consultations with families, one of the most commonly asked questions
Thursday, December 29, 2016  
Austin parents - we know you’re tired. You've just survived the holidays (or maybe you’re still surviving if you’re knee deep in Hanukkah or Kwanzaa), and the kids have been out of school for two weeks now. The return of normalcy is around the
Friday, December 23, 2016  
In a perfect world, we as parents would have our holiday shopping completed well before the end of December in order to spend the month enjoying festive music, attending parties, and sipping hot chocolate during Austin’s intermittent cold fronts. T
Thursday, December 15, 2016  
The holidays are a time for giving and receiving, as well as a great excuse to speak with your children about the importance of charity and kindness. Modeling the concept of helping those less fortunate as well as paying it forward within your local
Wednesday, December 7, 2016  
I LOVE Christmas! In fact, I have always loved Christmas from an early age - I have fond memories of my dad putting Christmas paper on the windows of our garage to make ‘Santa’s Workshop’, as well as my first Christmas as a mom. The holidays
Friday, December 2, 2016  
I am so excited to welcome Jessica Rockowitz as our new Social Media and Communications Specialist.  She is a great addition to the Nurture My Child team and she is focused on continuing to build our social media platform on facebook, Twitter, I
Friday, November 18, 2016  
By Matt NormanI admit it: My wife and I aren't big on decorating. Just the other day I asked her if we should be more "festive." After all, we'd only put up a couple of semi-spooky ghosts this year for Halloween and here it was, weeks into November,
Thursday, November 10, 2016  
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Friday, November 4, 2016  
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Friday, October 28, 2016  
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Friday, October 21, 2016  
In the last #AskNurtureMyChild I talked about why you should already be thinking about Preschool for Fall 2017. After that blog was sent out, parents wanted to know if they needed to start now, what in the world should they be looking for in a pres
Friday, October 14, 2016  
Welcome to our #FridayFeature, where we feature businesses and talk about topics we think will benefit our Nurture My Child Families. This week I am so excited to introduce you to a really wonderful website, Austinexpecting.com, that
Friday, October 7, 2016  
Welcome to our first edition of #AskNurtureMyChild.  This is where our Nurture My Child families can email their questions on anything child or family related.  We will be responding to your questions through email but we'll also pick a 'ho
Thursday, September 29, 2016  
Welcome to our new #FridayFeature where we feature businesses and talk about topics we think will benefit our Nurture My Child Families. This week I wanted to introduce you to an amazing new resource for parents: Parenters.com.  Parenters
Tuesday, August 16, 2016  
By Rebecca Cole I can't believe that summer is almost over and the start of the school year is already here. I don't know where these last three months have gone!! As much as I hate to say it, it's time to leave the pool behind and foc
Thursday, August 4, 2016  
By Matt Norman  I admit it. I don't like August. I never have. It's hot, school is just around the corner, and you've done pretty much all the summertime activities there are to do. Aside from my youngest child's birthday, I reall
Thursday, June 30, 2016  
By Matt Norman I need to sign the kids up for summer camp! It's March. I have plenty of time. I'll do it tomorrow. Oh right. Camp. It's just May. I still have time. Tomorrow I will definitely do it. Wait, what's the date? Summer is
Thursday, June 16, 2016  
By: Rebecca ColeEvery summer I start off having a 'grand plan' about what our summer will look like - long, relaxing days by the pool, lots of fun, and of course educational outings for the kids with time each day for reading books and doing some pro
Thursday, May 26, 2016  
By: Matt  Norman  With the end of school coming next week you might be thinking about end-of-the-year teacher gifts. If you're like me, you're always pretty stumped by what to give those deserving teachers who worked so hard
Thursday, May 19, 2016  
Take the Stress out of Signing up for Summer Camps Summer is approaching fast. If it's your first time signing up your children for summer camp you might be in for a stressful experience. You're looking for a camp that is safe, fun and wit
Thursday, May 5, 2016  
Nestled among the neighborhoods of North Austin, Switch Willo Stables is an oasis for horse-loving Central Texans. Phoebe Johnson founded Camp Switch Willo in 1990 when parents began requesting opportunities for their kids to gain horse-rid
Wednesday, April 20, 2016  
Everyone's a born climber! Tired of sending their kids to indoor climbing gyms, a group of parents approached Adam Mitchell about what it would take to climb on real rock. Thanks to their encouragement, Adam started Rock About -- Austin's only outdoo
Friday, April 1, 2016  
Can your child write a program that makes a robot travel across the solar system? Has he ever navigated the human circulatory system? Has she used a robot to perform a search-and-rescue mission? At American Robotics Academy-Austin, they'll learn how
Wednesday, March 30, 2016  
For the past year or so, outdoorsy parents in the New York area have been enjoying classes with themes like "Hunt the Wind," "Build a Secret Shelter" and "Un-recipe for Paint." Mud pies, buckets, tarps, and sticks are key learning tools. Class
Wednesday, March 23, 2016  
In the crowded landscape of summer camp options, it can be tough to pick one that doesn't just fill the time. One where your child can't wait to go back the next day and carries what they learned into the school year and beyond. Creative Action's sum
Friday, March 11, 2016  
Did you know that activities at Camp Indigo are designed to increase confidence, teach communication skills, and promote respect for self and others? Entering its 16th year, Camp Indigo is a week long summer camp in Austin, Texas.
Thursday, March 10, 2016  
As the summer program for Girls Empowerment Network, campGEN provides a fun and safe space for "girls just to be girls." It's a place for girls to learn new skills like creative thinking, leadership, and confident communication -- all while meeting n
Tuesday, March 8, 2016  
At Summer Spark day camps, located in south central Austin at Zilker Elementary, rising 1st through 6th graders come alive as they engage in weekly creative problem solving challenges. Summer Spark is run by former elementary teacher Kaylie Reed who
Monday, March 7, 2016  
Providing a fun and educational setting for children across the Austin areaMatilda O'Connor was looking for a career change that would afford her more flexibility to spend time with her son who was starting kindergarten. "Bits, Bytes & Bots had o
Wednesday, February 17, 2016  
By Matt NormanSo, your child really wants to go to camp this summer? That's great, because you really want your child to have something to do this summer other than watch Days of Our Lives. [Full disclosure: I spent one summer during my early teen ye
Friday, February 5, 2016  
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016  
By: Matt NormanWhen I was a kid and people asked me what my favorite subject in school was, my answer was usually science. Of course, in the back of my mind, I was thinking, "Sucker. My favorite subject is recess.” As an 80s kid, I remember running
Thursday, December 31, 2015  
By: Matt NormanDid you have time to relax a bit after Christmas? Of course you didn’t! You’re a parent. Regardless, tonight is another big night — It’s New Year’s Eve. I know we’re all excited to go to bed tonight at 9:30pm, well before t
Friday, December 11, 2015  
We are excited to announce that Nurture My Child has recently acquired CampSloop.com, the leading resource for families to find camps and classes in Austin and the surrounding areas. For the past 8 years, Nurture My Child’s mission has been to educ
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