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Cutting the Cable Cord

It’s official. We have made the plunge! No more cable television at the McEllin casa. Over the past 6 or so months, an assortment of our friends and family have ditched cable and the $150+/month bill that goes right along with it.  So here we are, day 14 without cable… no more Top Chef to make […]

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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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 Austin Moms Blog

Best Grocery Pick-up and Delivery Sites in Austin

We all know the ills of going to the grocery store with kids: long lines, tantrums in Aisle 2, littles getting lost and the rare but all-too-familiar abandoning of a full basket after a half-hour of shopping because of a code red meltdown. Well, it’s high-time to explore an alternative: drive-up grocery pick-up and even grocery delivery […]

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You Need A Budget and I Do Too!

You Need A Budget and I Do Too! Between the unending need for diapers/wipes, not to mention SNACKS, unexpected must-have next-size ballet shoes, doctor’s office co-pays, after-school activities, toys, (did I mention FOOD?), summer camp fees and beyond, I truly cannot imagine a season of life where I’ve ever needed a budget more. As a […]

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15 Mom Hacks: Products That Save Time & Money

Oh Pinterest, you know how to win this mama’s heart. Let me just express my overall excitement when I find things that can make my life a little easier — mom hacks. As a mom and former teacher, resourcefulness is something that I found to be almost mandatory. We find ourselves in front of a […]

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