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behavior

Rewarding and Recognizing Good Behavior

Ok, humor me here. Try to think about anything other than a red popsicle. A juicy, cold, perfectly delicious RED treat on the hottest day of the year. This red popsicle even has small pieces of strawberry on the inside. Mmmm. You’re thinking about a red popsicle, aren’t you?  That’s because when we hear or read […]

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Mother's Day Out

Why Mothers Day Out is Worth it

If you had asked me three months ago if Mother’s Day Out (MDO) is worth it, I would have strongly hesitated before answering.  We have our battles.  For one, my daughter is now a human petri dish, bringing home essentially every illness known to mankind, to her, myself and of course, her newborn brother. Secondly, […]

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winter birthday

Best Venues for Winter Birthday Parties

Ah, wintertime in Austin…wait, can we even call it “winter”?  — Temperatures were in the 80s last week and will be again this week. Either way, it IS officially January, so we’ll take it. But yeah, the post-holiday season in Austin is why many people live here but it can also be kind of a […]

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complete

Knowing When Your Family is Complete

As I sit here today and breathe in the sweet relief of getting through the newborn stage, I stare at my amazing family, and I know in the bottom of my heart my family is “complete.”  Since our newest addition, Henry, was born, I have felt that we were finished with the baby making business […]

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North Austin

I Love North Austin

I’m a North Austin girl. Always been, and always will be. If you tell me Brodie or it’s around the “Y in Oak Hill”…I’m utterly lost without my GPS.  From the great schools, to the Domain, to the delicious restaurants, North Austin has the BEST of everything! For me, it has definitely upped its game since […]

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Nutrition

Nutrition and Pregnancy: What I Wish I Had Known Before Having Kids

Pretend we are best friends getting coffee together. If I knew you might become pregnant or were struggling postpartum, I’d strongly urge you to supplement your diet with high quality supplements — before, during, and WAY after your pregnancy. Think probiotics, DHA, magnesium, and a food-based prenatal with methylfolate. I highly underestimated their value both […]

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Making a Will

Making a Will

Sometimes, the unthinkable happens. Sometimes, tragedy strikes. Sometimes we find ourselves wishing we would have thought about “it.” Writing a will, just in case, seems morose at best – and is gut wrenching to think about – but it can protect your loved ones – and who doesn’t want to do that? My husband and […]

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