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Halloween craft

My Favorite Quick DIY Halloween Craft

The holiday season starts with Halloween y’all! My kids and I have had such fun over the years decorating and doing crafts for the holidays. You can make super cute crafts for any holiday season with just paper and a few paints. My favorite one, good for any holiday, is called “Hands & Feet” — […]

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vacation with kids

Let’s Be Serious, It’s A Trip With Kids Not A Vacation

My husband and I recently had some friends visit us here in Austin from back “home,” Chicago. We were all sitting outside one evening, them drinking, me slightly-to-moderately annoyed I can’t also drink, when the conversation about vacations came up. Our friend had flat-out asked us why we don’t vacation more. To me being pregnant […]

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Front Yard Living

Front Yard Living

I used to be a bad neighbor. For as long as I can remember I have been an indifferent neighbor at best. I’m not sure why I have always avoided neighbors at all costs. It’s embarrassing admitting it! Growing up I never really took the time to get to know any kids in the neighborhood, always […]

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believe in magic

Do You Believe in Magic? Your Child Does!

“Wee Wee”  Then… “Ta Da!” Addy proudly exclaims with her “WOW” grin. I glance over precipitously. I mean “Ta Da” can mean a LOT of things in our house. Yesterday it meant a Crayola Picasso in our closet that was not quite as washable as the box implied. “Whew!” I exhale, and then erupt in belly […]

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embrace the chaos

Embracing Toy Chaos

So, you know how there’s all those moms on the internet talking about how they only “live in the now” and how their houses are messy because they’re “making memories” and blah, blah, blah? I read these posts and I’m constantly like, “YAASS that’s me, too! Preach it, sista! Keep making those memories!”… but I’ve […]

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breast cancer awareness month

We Are The Storm {Breast Cancer Awareness Month}

As Breast Cancer Awareness month is here I have to continue to wrap my head around the fact that I am personally included in this month. I am a breast cancer patient: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Stage 3 ER/PR+ HER2- to be exact…quite the mouthful. This is how cancer patients identify themselves in the breast cancer […]

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