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Nicole Villalpando

Nicole Villalpando writes about families for Raising Austin, as well as homes in Life & Arts and Real magazine and edits Life & Style, Gardening and Faith. She is also the editor of Season for Caring, the American-Statesman's annual charity campaign that has raised more than $7 million in cash and in-kind goods and services for area nonprofits since it began in 1999.She has been with the American-Statesman since 1999 and lives in Austin with her husband, two kids, two cats and one out-numbered dog.

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See children’s theater and more Austin family events, March 26-April 1
 Events Zilker Garden Festival. Many kids events within the garden festival, including building birdhouses. $10 adults, $4 children 4-12. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 2220 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org Theater “Elephant and Piggie: We Are in a Play!” The Mo Willems story comes to the stage. 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through...

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Events Zilker Garden Festival. Many kids events within the garden festival, including building birdhouses. $10 adults, $4 children 4-12. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 2220 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org Theater “Elephant and Piggie: We Are in a Play!” The Mo Willems story comes to the stage. 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through...
'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical' worth seeing at Bass Concert Hall
 “Beautiful,” the story of how Carole King went from a 16-year-old aspiring songwriter to the Grammy winning singer songwriter of the “Tapestry” album, truly is beautiful. In fact, it’s one of the best productions that has come through Bass Concert Hall and Broadway in Austin. This production did not suffer the...

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“Beautiful,” the story of how Carole King went from a 16-year-old aspiring songwriter to the Grammy winning singer songwriter of the “Tapestry” album, truly is beautiful. In fact, it’s one of the best productions that has come through Bass Concert Hall and Broadway in Austin. This production did not suffer the...
Celebrate home and garden and the last day of the rodeo
 Event Rodeo Austin.
            It’s the last day to check out the rodeo, stock show, fair and more. See the rodeo finals as well as Kevin Fowler beginning at 7 p.m. 10 a.m. to midnight. $8 adults, $5 child ages 3-12, free 2 and younger. Rodeo, concert and carnival extra. 9100 Decker Lake Road. RodeoAustin.com Gardening Austin Home...

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Event Rodeo Austin. It’s the last day to check out the rodeo, stock show, fair and more. See the rodeo finals as well as Kevin Fowler beginning at 7 p.m. 10 a.m. to midnight. $8 adults, $5 child ages 3-12, free 2 and younger. Rodeo, concert and carnival extra. 9100 Decker Lake Road. RodeoAustin.com Gardening Austin Home...
Does your kid not conform? She might be seen as smart, UT study says
 A new study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General looked at how kids who followed adults’ directions were viewed in the United States versus in Vanuatu in the South Pacific. Researchers, one of whom is UT assistant professor of psychology Cristine Legare, showed two different videos to adults. One video showed an adult...

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A new study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General looked at how kids who followed adults’ directions were viewed in the United States versus in Vanuatu in the South Pacific. Researchers, one of whom is UT assistant professor of psychology Cristine Legare, showed two different videos to adults. One video showed an adult...
Woman who made CDC anti-smoking ad talks about her experience
 Amanda Brenden might look familiar. Often, people can’t quite remember where they have seen her. Brenden has been on your TV and in magazines. She’s not your typical celebrity. She’s a mom of three children from Eau Claire, Wis., who is trying to get pregnant women to understand the danger of smoking while pregnant. Brenden...

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Amanda Brenden might look familiar. Often, people can’t quite remember where they have seen her. Brenden has been on your TV and in magazines. She’s not your typical celebrity. She’s a mom of three children from Eau Claire, Wis., who is trying to get pregnant women to understand the danger of smoking while pregnant. Brenden...
Cost of daycare the same as college tuition, study finds
 Childcare Aware of American (yes, it’s a group that wants you to be aware of how much child care costs and change that) has some interesting statistics for the new group of parents: Millennials. In Texas, the average cost of having an infant in a child care center is $9,207. The cost of having an infant and a 4-year-old (a completely...

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Childcare Aware of American (yes, it’s a group that wants you to be aware of how much child care costs and change that) has some interesting statistics for the new group of parents: Millennials. In Texas, the average cost of having an infant in a child care center is $9,207. The cost of having an infant and a 4-year-old (a completely...
Chess takes 14-year-old Emily Nguyen from Austin around the world
 Emily Nguyen was 4 when she found a chess set at the Round Rock Public Library. “She wanted to move the chess pieces, she wanted to play,” her mother, Uyen Tran, says. Soon, her father, Nam Nguyen, was teaching her as he had her older brother, Anthony. A year later, Emily was competing in tournaments. “I like calculating...

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Emily Nguyen was 4 when she found a chess set at the Round Rock Public Library. “She wanted to move the chess pieces, she wanted to play,” her mother, Uyen Tran, says. Soon, her father, Nam Nguyen, was teaching her as he had her older brother, Anthony. A year later, Emily was competing in tournaments. “I like calculating...