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Momming on Chemo

When I wake up in the morning, my husband has usually been up for an hour or so with our eldest, spunky, doesn’t-need-sleep daughter. Before I can greet anyone I have to take my first pill of the day. As I wash that down, I glance at the woman staring back at me. I am […]

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I Don’t Want My Son To Play Football

I love sports. I was lucky enough to be a coach for soccer, track, and cross country for several years when I taught middle school. Every year, I had to go through a required concussion training (find something similar here). Every year I walked away with one thought: if I ever have a son, he […]

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Back to School Event

Join us for a Back to School Event The first 20 moms {or dads} through the door will receive a BACKPACK FILLED WITH BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES! Don’t worry – every mama will walk away with an on-the-go coffee mug + a full belly of McDonald’s Premium Salad/Beverage. Kids eat too! Where:  McDonald’s 1209 Barton […]

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A Mother’s Experience Navigating Kids and Electronics

When my son Niko was 11 I had my first tween experience with kids and electronics. I allowed him to get an Instagram account using his iTouch. This was his first exposure to the social media world and we learned two lessons immediately. First, when following celebrities or sports teams, the comments under a post […]

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Best Nature Hikes for Every Age in Austin

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity,” John Muir. It’s truly a beautiful gift to live in Austin among our multiple green belts. Whether you have a newborn, toddler, tween, teen and/or college-aged “baby” in for a visit, we […]

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Clogged Milk Duct…or Cancer?

A warning from one young mama battling cancer to help prevent other mamas from this fight. Twelve months ago, I gave birth to my second daughter, and immediately after she was born I knew something was wrong with my right boob. I asked for a hospital breast pump, but no one seemed to want to […]

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