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Roby Brown

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Roby’s only marketable skills are writing, filmmaking and a fanatical devotion to the Boston Red Sox. He puts two of these skills to use as a freelance writer and owner of a small production company Wind Up Jet Pack. You know that radio or TV spot that you really like? Yeah. He wrote that. Perhaps you saw his webseires ‘Imagination Situation’ too? You’ll find him with his wife and two sons at all the kid-friendly places in Austin, and even some not-so friendly ones. He has all his old Star Wars toys and an impressive collection of Hawaiian shirts. You can read more from Roby at http://robyontheweb.tumblr.com/ . He wants to be Tom Brady or Michael Arndt when he grows up. 

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Keeping Kids Weird

November's kid-cool local activities include fast cars, pizza and the Fresh Beat Band

By Roby Brown

Between the sugar rush of Halloween and the days before Thanksgiving break, the middle of November can be trouble for those of us with kids. Keeping them occupied and educated ...


LAX Via ATX

Austin Film Festival brings Hollywood to the heart of Texas next weekend

By Roby Brown

No two people have the same reason for wanting to be part of Hollywood. No two people break in the same way, either.  Luckily, writers living in Central Texas don ...


Growing Up Weird

Get spooked at these kid-friendly Austin Halloween events

By Roby Brown

Halloween is like prom for kids. Think about it. The obsessing over the right outfit; the giddy anticipation of the evening; staying out way, way past bedtime; awkward chaperoning. It ...


Growing Up Weird

Superhero run, Wiggles world tour and other kid-cool activities for September

By Roby Brown

The passing of Labor Day can send families into a funk. Sunscreen and pools gives way to backpacks and homework. Parents and kids get back into the routine of school ...


Growing Up Weird

Kid-cool activities for August: Bubblepalooza, big trucks & mythical beasts

By Roby Brown

Yes, you read your calendar right. August has arrived. The fun and refreshing days spent during the big family summer trip to (insert vacation destination here) are slowly fading into ...


Growing Up Weird

Kid cool Austin activities for July: Super-soakers, concert series and classic arcade games

By Roby Brown

A spectacular Fourth of July firework display is special way for families to kick off the month. Continue to spark your kids' sense of curiosity, discovery and exploration during the ...


Summer Soundtrack

Austin's Music for Kids program offers a way to beat the summer heat for free

By Roby Brown

Sure, splashdowns at Barton Springs and Deep Eddy will certainly be on your summer agenda, but how else do you plan to beat the summer heat and keep the kids ...


Summer Break

Raising happy campers: Top Austin summer camps for every kid

By Roby Brown

For youngsters and teens, summer is a time for camping... in front of the television, tablet or gaming console. Passive activities are no way to spend prime out-of-classroom time. Your ...


Growing Up Weird

Kid cool activities for June: Ice cream olympics, acrobatics, mini-makers and more

By Roby Brown

It begins. Summertime, otherwise known as “Constant Air Conditioning Season,” is a challenge for parents. The school months keep your kids adequately occupied, leaving summertime as a comparatively wide-open, unstructured ...


Boston Pride

The BAUSTIN effect: Local designer's work shows Austin stands with Boston

By Roby Brown

Tragedy brings out our best. Among the chaos of the Boston Marathon, we heard the stories of good. Strangers ran towards the danger, seeking ways to help those wounded. Visiting ...


Growing up Weird

Free Comic Book Day & Viva Streets! top our picks for kid-cool Austin activities in May

By Roby Brown

Keep an eye out for this month’s hot fashion: caps and gowns. As other parents experience the joy of seeing their kids graduate (while trying not to think about ...


All in the Family

Growing up weird: Kid-cool Austin activities for April

By Roby Brown

We have it good here, especially those of us with families. April is no exception, with events for relaxation, reggae and recycled clothing happening all month. Here are our top ...


Game Break

Hit “pause” on the madness by visiting the SXSW Gaming Expo, open to the public

By Roby Brown

It’s easy to pick on the madness that the annual SXSW Interactive/Music/Film conference creates — for visitors and locals alike. The crush of conferences, panels and parties is ...


keeping kids weird

Kid cool Austin activities For March: Dirt, space, academics and the good old rodeo

By Roby Brown

If you feel like skipping this month’s list of activities... feel free. We’ll catch you in April. After all, with South By Southwest, Spring Break vacations, St. Patrick ...


Family Fun

Growing up weird: 7 kid-cool activities for February

By Roby Brown

Love is expressed in many ways, poetry, song and Marvin the Martian cards telling you to have a Valentine’s Day that’s “Out Of This World." It’s nice ...


clean slate

Clean out your clutter and cash in at various Austin and online establishments

By Roby Brown

There’s a difference between nostalgia and crap. Nostalgia brings back good memories. Crap sells on eBay.  Take it from someone with two boxes of vintage Star Wars toys sitting ...


family entertainment

Growing up weird: Kid cool Austin activities for January

By Roby Brown

For those big on resolutions, January is the month for getting out there and moving forward. After a whirlwind of winter break excursions, early-morning Christmas morning activities and New Year ...


Ring in 2013

Kidding around with New Year’s resolutions: Personal improvement for the entire family

By Roby Brown

Kids seem to get out of the New Year's resolutions racket pretty easily.  I guess that lives of learning, leisure and endless streams of entertaining apps doesn’t demand ...


Family Fun

Growing up Weird: Kid-cool holiday activities for December

By Roby Brown

Yes Virginia, there are Christmas traditions in Austin. While we’re not your ideal place for a White Christmas, we know how to celebrate the season. The Christmas spirit is ...


family business

Growing up weird: Kid-cool activities for November

By Roby Brown

The eleventh month of the year doesn't get enough love. While Thanksgiving is by no means a second-rate holiday, time can blow through November faster than leaves across your ...


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