Author Archive | Lindsey J. Wiese

Austin staycations

Best Staycations in Austin

Big fan of staycations over here. When you become parents, spontaneity gets tossed out the window — especially when it comes to overnight travel. Luckily, staycations provide a scenery change without the usual exhaustive coordination, packing, and planning of a regular vacation. We’ve stayed in various hotels throughout Austin, both with and without our toddler daughter. […]

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drop-in childcare

Best Options for Drop-in Childcare this Summer

Busy parents, summer break is here! –Yaaaay?!? While yes, I am looking forward to slower days, splash pads and picnic lunches with my dear little one, part of me is also kind of freaking out. No more preschool, no more MOPS, no daily programming to get us out of the house. Getting out of the house keeps […]

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IVF the second time

IVF, the Second Time Around

After successfully getting pregnant via in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and giving birth to my first child, many well-meaning friends and family members would attempt to reassure me with platitudes like, “Now your body knows exactly what to do. It’ll be easier to get pregnant in the future,” or “Watch out — you’ll get preggo in a snap with […]

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Magic Items to Help Your Baby Sleep

Magic Items to Help Your Baby Sleep

My transition into motherhood wasn’t exactly a smooth one…  Besides falling off a hormonal cliff after giving birth, the sleep deprivation really shook me. Immediately postpartum, I remember being riddled with anxiety and was convinced that I would never ever sleep again. Those first few weeks (and months, really) were tough. But parenting is a […]

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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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Where to Volunteer as a Family this Holiday Season

Want to teach your littles the true meaning of Christmas? How about celebrating by helping feed our city’s hungry & homeless? Do you have a heart for service but feel scrapped for the time, energy & resources on where to volunteer?  I tapped the mind of local mama & philanthropist Joy Rener to compile a list […]

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Best Places Around Austin to Host a Unique Baby Shower

Want to throw a baby shower as unique & different as Austin itself? For all our local Mamas-to-Be (and their MILs & BFFs), here are 6 of the coolest, newest, “weirdest” –in a chic sense!– places to hold a baby shower: La Patisserie: the macarons. Better than Laduree. (I know, that’s saying a lot!) They were […]

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5 Books That Spark Imagination in Children

In an age of screen time coming at ya from every angle, it is a sweet respite to curl up with a good book.  I feel like my daughter has a HUGE appreciation for books right now and I hope to foster that feeling for the rest of her life. Here are five books sure […]

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