2018 in review

Wow. What a difference a year makes! One year ago, we were still cranking behind the scenes. And then, like a parent’s 1st year of “the longest, shortest days” it seems we blinked and suddenly we were up and at’em! Just like you, we keep track of the important “firsts”. Here’s a quick rundown of some of our big milestones in 2018: 💻 2 releases ⏩ 3 accelerators: DivInc and Capital Factory in Austin, TX, Women’s Startup Lab in Silicon

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Drop-In & Back-Up Care

Sometimes your regular awesome childcare option is closed when you still have to work! Sometimes something comes up! Sometimes we all need a little extra help. Or, maybe you need — or just want! — a little break. Life happens, but luckily so does drop-in childcare. You can always hop on juiceboxhero.com to find great drop-in care options around the city. And, we’d love to highlight a few great drop-in childcare providers around town: Stepping Stone – they have multiple

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Hot Tip for Happy Holidays: Is it working?

A great perspective from the amazing Carrie Contey. (Hot tip x2: this great reminder can be applied any day — not just Halloween 🙂 ______________________________________________ Halloween! Such a fun and kid-centric holiday. It’s all quite a rush — Both the build-up toward it AND the actual event. And then, in a blink of an eye, it’s over. Yet, the candy lingers on. The days after Halloween can be a doozy for a variety of reasons.The fun of dressing up. The

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Childcare Curriculum 101

Like every family, approaches to childcare varies. An overview of common terms is included below to help you put a name to an approach that might be right for you. Pre-School — Or even, “preschool” can sometimes refer to the age range (ages 0-4) of children served at a childcare center that serves children before they start kindergarten (kindergarten typically begins at age 5). However, many childcare centers that serve pre-school aged children call themselves a “pre-school” to indicate that

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Childcare Providers 101

Fortunately, there are options that fit many different preferences or phases of life. Many families use a combination (daycare + family care + occasional babysitters). Whatever works for you, works for you — as long as it is safe. Here’s a rundown of the most common types of childcare: Daycare — This term refers to care provided during the day. It can be in-home or center-based. Hours can vary from early morning to evening, full-time or part-time. Pre-school — Spelled

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We are Live!

JuiceBox Hero is now live! Welcome! We are so glad you found our little corner of the playground. We aim to make finding childcare for you and your family as easy as it can be, so you can continue to be the best YOU that you can be! Poke around, make an account, save some searches, favorite some providers – you’re on your way! Whether it’s your first or your fifth kiddo, JuiceBox Hero is here for you and your

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Be a Beta tester!

Hey everyone! JuiceBox Hero is doing final prep before we go live. We’ll be launching services first for parents of young children* (infants, babies, toddlers and preschoolers). We’re signing up beta testers who are ready to search for childcare in Central Texas. We’re also ready to serve childcare providers who want prospective parents to know about your programs. Sign up to beta test and give your feedback here: http://bit.ly/JBHbetatesters Thank you so much! *To all the parents currently starting the

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Coming soon…

Howdy! I’m Laurie, and I’m the woman behind JuiceBox Hero. If you’re old enough to remember the ol’ Hair Club for Men commercials, then you basically know the story of JuiceBox Hero: “I’m not just a founder! I’m a member!” — although, I do have plenty of hair (now that I’m not recently post-partum, ya feel me ladies!?). When I became a parent, I had no idea how many things I now had to consider when it came to choosing

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