Holidays

holiday mom

A Wannabe Holiday Mom

‘Tis the season, holiday season, and this year I’m not pregnant, anticipating my first child, sleeping in three-hour increments or learning how to live life with a baby. This year I’m feeling like a holiday mom pro, and I’ve been mentally preparing for this all year. Holiday season – bring it on. Ok, ok, shhhh, […]

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Festive Mocktails for the Holidays (or any days)

Whether you’re pregnant, counting calories or, like me, a year-round mocktail connoisseur, I’m here with good news: Mocktails can be good y’all! Here are a few of my favorites: Tart Cherry Tini 1 ounce tart cherry juice (my favorite brand is R.W. Knudsen Family Just Tart Cherry and I get it at HEB) ½ ounce […]

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hosting

Has the Art of Hosting Truly Been Lost?

Today it seems everyone is in a rush. Rush to get to work, rush to get home from work, rush to cook dinner, rush get the kids to bed, rush through the kid’s birthday parties, rush to get through the holidays. Phew, I am exhausted thinking of it all. With two little girls under the […]

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My Thanksgiving Traditions

I love Thanksgiving – the time together with family and the traditions and memories that we make each year. As I think about our Thanksgiving traditions now, I have to laugh a bit because ten years ago I would have never imagined doing all the things I do today. But that’s life. From getting to […]

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volunteering in Austin

The Season of Volunteering in Austin

“This is your world. Shape it or someone else will.” -Gary Lew I don’t know if its the falling leaves or the fact that Halloween just passed us by, but this is the time of year when we realize how truly fortunate we are. I believe as human beings that it is our responsibility to […]

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Veterans Day

Honoring Veterans Day

The night of September 10, 2001 I went to bed a very naive college freshmen. This season of my life was my first experience at freedom and I was living it up in Baton Rouge, LA. However, the morning of September 11, 2001 my whole outlook on the world and my surroundings changed. I was […]

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