Author Archive | Brittany Jedrzejewski

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How Austinties Can Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

“When it’s a choice to make between things and life, sometimes you’ve just got to let the things go and hang on to life.” This quote was taken from a recent article in The Washington Post from a 58-year-old man in Houston whose house is flooded and most likely ruined. Almost 6 million fellow Texans […]

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A Mother’s Experience Navigating Kids and Electronics

When my son Niko was 11 I had my first tween experience with kids and electronics. I allowed him to get an Instagram account using his iTouch. This was his first exposure to the social media world and we learned two lessons immediately. First, when following celebrities or sports teams, the comments under a post […]

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Best Nature Hikes for Every Age in Austin

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity,” John Muir. It’s truly a beautiful gift to live in Austin among our multiple green belts. Whether you have a newborn, toddler, tween, teen and/or college-aged “baby” in for a visit, we […]

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Why Is My Child So Hard on Herself?

I am currently struggling with my 9-year old daughter’s negative self-talk. Here’s a common scenario: Julia will be the last one out of the house to get to school. She’ll immediately take her frustration out on herself and call herself “a jerk.” No amount of reassurance helps, and I’ve tried many different techniques from reassurances […]

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Favorite Books For Every Age

Ah, books! This topic is an absolute sweet spot for me. There.are.so.many.phenomenal.books. The below recommendations are (in my humble opinion) MUST haves for your book library (and make great baby shower and birthday gifts) with favorite books for every Age. Celebrate School Library Month with these favorites.  While each of us have personal preferences on what […]

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