Date Night

Fall Date ideas Austin

Fall Date Nights

Fall is my favorite season…something about the air turning a few degrees cooler (it is Texas after all), football playing in the background, family coming together to cook delicious comfort foods. It is the best. I get a new sense of inspiration in the fall for cooking, family outings and dates with my main man. […]

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Halloween party tips

Planning a Halloween Party

So, you wanna plan a Halloween party (cue Vincent Price’s “Thriller” Laugh)…Here are some tips and ideas for hosting a “Spooktacular” Soiree! Halloween party tips:  Decide on a Budget: The biggest decision maker will be how much you want to spend. Will this be a fancy evening with rented tables and chairs, a ghoulish band […]

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saying no

The Art of Saying No to Birthday Parties, Volunteering and More

I’m the master at saying no. I like to say no. I’m good at saying no. (My children can confirm this.) And I still find myself overloaded at times. So how in the world are you YES people surviving? I don’t get you. But I want to help you. I think that as humans, we […]

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Things to do in Austin this Fall

Austin Fall Bucket List: 100 Things to do in Austin this Fall

It’s fall y’all! The weather is finally starting to cool off (hopefully) and it’s time to get outside. There are so many things to do in Austin this Fall — it may be hard to decide. Check out this list and plan some great fall days. This list is organized for your convenience by month. Scroll […]

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Austin ice cream

Guide to Austin Ice Cream

Ice Cream, Ice Cream, We All Scream for Ice Cream or at least my family does!  Yep, I said family. We all love ice cream. The two littles and the hubs especially.  My husband recently told my son that I stopped buying ice cream because he (the hubs) was getting a belly eating it too […]

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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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dads night out ideas

Dad’s Night Out Ideas

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good Mom’s Night Out. Dinner and drinks with the ladies, a girly flick at Alamo Drafthouse, heck, even some freshly brewed coffee and a book discussion has me saying, ‘Yes!’ But, no lies, it also sounds super appealing to put the kids to bed (early of course), change into […]

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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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