Author Archive | Amy Stine

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Team Sports: “I Want to Quit!”

When I was a kid, my favorite thing to do was play softball in the local youth league. I played softball from the tee-ball years up until middle school. I loved everything about the game and being a part of a team. When we had kids, I hoped that they would eventually acquire a love for […]

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50 Day Trips for Austin Families

It’s not surprising to learn that Austin is an amazing city to raise kids, but have you had a chance to explore what’s just outside of “Keep Austin Weird”? The Hill Country is chock full of fun things to do with kids and most of them are close enough for a quick day trip.  In […]

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Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Mom: The Good, Bad and the Ugly

I’ve officially been a stay-at-home mom (SAHM) for six and a half years. When I meet people that I haven’t seen since high school or college, they seem surprised that I have kids and that I stay at home. Well, I’m kind of surprised too.  It wasn’t on my agenda to be a stay-at-home mom. […]

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Best Austin Pools for Every Age

Now that the temperature is rising and summer is virtually upon us, the kids will be begging to go swimming. While there is no shortage of swimming pools or water parks in the area, it’s sometimes hard to find the best one for your child’s swimming ability.  Here are our picks for best Austin pools:  […]

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Austin Mexican Restaurants with Kids

Best Mexican Restaurants For Families

When I was a kid the only restaurant that had a playscape was McDonald’s and it wasn’t really a “playscape” as we know them today. It was just a rickety merry-go-round that made children dizzy and a tall metal slide that burned the back of kids’ legs on hot summer days. Thankfully we’ve come a […]

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