Month: June 2017

Fourth of July Fun in the Four Points and Beyond

Fourth of July Fun in the Four Points and Beyond

  The Fourth of July is just around the corner – can you believe it? Holidays and birthdays that are early in the month tend to sneak up on me because I think “oh, I don’t have to plan for that yet … it’s next […]

SafeMom’s Four Steps To Empower Your Child

SafeMom’s Four Steps To Empower Your Child

  A few years ago while volunteering in the church nursery, a two-year-old girl asked me to take her to the bathroom.  I escorted her there, stood outside of the stall, and asked her if she needed any help.  She opened the door and said […]

On a Run at Brushy Creek Trail

On a Run at Brushy Creek Trail

  I’m a runner.  Let me be clear – I’m a “I run for fun when I feel like it and I’m not very fast” runner.  A couple times a week I run the loop in our neighborhood, but the hills are killer.  So, I […]

Dining À La Playground at Central Market

Dining À La Playground at Central Market

  Monday mornings usually start with me standing at the fridge, thinking “where did all the [insert one of the following here: milk, blueberries, half and half, gogurts, eggs] go that I bought on Thursday?  I cannot believe I’m going to have to go back […]

5 Ways to Beat the Heat in the Four Points

5 Ways to Beat the Heat in the Four Points

  Do you feel that?  Yeah, that’s the summer heat enveloping you.  Since today is going to be the hottest day so far this year, I thought you’d appreciate a few ways to beat the heat. 5 Ways To Beat the Heat in the Four […]

Climbing Around at Elizabeth Milburn Playground

Climbing Around at Elizabeth Milburn Playground

  A couple weeks ago, a fellow Four Points Mom posted a photo of her kids playing on a unique-looking playground that I didn’t recognize.  I asked her where it was and she told me it was Elizabeth Milburn Park in Cedar Park, and it […]

Dining À La Playground at Flores Mexican Restaurant

Dining À La Playground at Flores Mexican Restaurant

  Flores Mexican Restaurant is a favorite dinner spot for many of my Four Points mom-friends.       Not that I need to explain why to many of you, but here are 4 reasons why Flores is a common sense destination when you’re wanting […]

7 Reasons To Check Out Lakeline Mall

7 Reasons To Check Out Lakeline Mall

  When I was an undergrad at UT, I worked at the Abercrombie & Fitch in Barton Creek mall for pennies so that I could get a fantastic deal on overpriced ripped t-shirts and sneak a peak at the risqué catalogue that showed more skin […]

Checking Out Sun Tree Park’s New Playground

Checking Out Sun Tree Park’s New Playground

  Next up on our playground adventures list this summer is Sun Tree Park.   Back in March, the playground at River Place’s Sun Tree Park underwent a complete upgrade.  To be honest, I thought the previous playground equipment was more than adequate, but I […]

Breakfast, Books, and Toys at Steiner Ranch’s Cups and Cones

Breakfast, Books, and Toys at Steiner Ranch’s Cups and Cones

  A few mornings ago, I had the pleasure of being woken up at an ungodly hour by the cutest white-headed toddler stomping like a two-hundred pound man into our bedroom.  Parker’s going through a phase (yes, I’m still holding out that this is a phase […]

SafeMom’s 7 Tips for Safe Swimming

SafeMom’s 7 Tips for Safe Swimming

  Here in Austin, parents and children inevitably spend a lot of time in the pool or lake. Typically, parents start children out with swim lessons at a young age (often when they’re too young to do anything but be held by parents).  We gradually […]

Avoiding the Heat at Barnes & Noble

Avoiding the Heat at Barnes & Noble

  The first Staying Indoors post on Four Points Mom highlights Barnes & Noble at the Arboretum.  Sometimes I need an escape from the summer heat, and Barnes & Noble is an easy way to get out of the house while enjoying some good ole A/C.  And there’s […]