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Random Acts of Kindness For The Whole Family

  The beginning of a new year is a special time to reflect on family dynamic, while making plans for the coming months ahead. Looking back on the year is always fun, and in our house I like to talk about the things we did for others, including our family, friends and community. The end […]

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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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Out-of-the-Box Date Nights in Austin

This time of year always fills me to the brim with contentment that has nothing to do with puffy vests or Ugg boots. Let’s be clear. I’ll take tamales over pumpkin-spiced lattes any day. The reason I love this season is because it was autumn in Austin when my husband and I began to knit […]

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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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A Letter to My Daughter About “Our” Separation Anxiety

Dear Beautiful Little Beast (one day you will hate me for calling you that), You were so excited getting in the car with me this morning, ready to go on another one of our mommy and me adventures together. We know how to have fun together — you and me… from music class… to play […]

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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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