Holidays

Fourth of July Activities in Austin

Fourth of July Activities in Austin

It’s summertime in Central Texas and that means food, family and fun including all the fantastic Fourth of July festivities. Whether you live in the Austin city limits or one of the surrounding areas, there are parades, fireworks, and of course live music to entertain you. Pack a picnic and extra water because I promise […]

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What Facebook Forgot on Father’s Day…

I sat down and put my fingers to the keyboard to quickly type out my usual “I love my Dad, Father-in-law, Grandfather, and husband” type of Father’s Day Post, accompanied by adorable pictures of these strong men in my life. I even pressed submit. And then, just as I did for Mother’s Day, I quickly […]

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Tips For Traveling with Babies

I can vaguely remember a time when the idea of an upcoming vacation was so exciting and stress-free I would literally begin planning the next vacation while still on the current one. That’s a B.K.F. (Before Kids Feeling) because traveling with babies and toddlers can most definitely feel daunting and be exhausting. When I had […]

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

When I think back on Father’s Day as a child I remember my Dad grilling hamburgers outside, playing t-ball at the park, and showering him with homemade cards. My sisters, mom, and I spent most of the day with my dad. In comparison, on Mother’s Day it was basically leave Mom alone except for the […]

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A Letter to my Wife on Mother’s Day

Dear Roni (aka Hot Stuff), The month of May means something more than it did 10 years ago. We used to walk up and down brick laden streets in our warming Ohio college town. We worried about internships, finals, and parties. Do you remember that terrible futon in your bedroom/sunroom where the sun blazed through all […]

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