Moms in the Know

halloween sugar

Holidays…Sugar, Sugar, Sugar. Why So Much Sugar?

As a mom of two young girls, ages three and one (and having been diagnosed with breast cancer five months ago), I have become hyperaware of sugar. We all know it is not good for our health (despite its sneaky deliciousness). There are plenty of documentaries, articles, books, podcasts and blogs to back up that […]

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moana costume

Should Your Kid Wear A Cross-Cultural Costume at Halloween?

For every mother buying their kid a Halloween costume this year, the decision of which outfit to get just became a whole lot harder. In just this past week, two controversial statements about “racist” Halloween costumes have overshadowed the upcoming holiday: the first, Sachi Feris’ article on raceconscious.org about why Anglo children should not wear […]

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me-too

#metoo Matters

This weekend something happened across my Facebook feed and I’m sure it was on yours too.  Countless friends, coworkers, and family, men and women, with the hashtag #metoo. It has been posted over 200,000 times this weekend. This hashtag was created in response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal with the idea that “if all women […]

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Choosing And

Choosing AND

Every morning when I brush my daughter’s hair for school she says, “princess hair.” She pulls her hair to the side and strokes it – and I start to get a little scared. I respond with, “You know, you can be a princess with short hair and long hair? You can be a princess if […]

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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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pumpkin patches in Austin

Best Pumpkin Patches in Austin

Ah, Fall in Texas — my favorite time of year. It’s time for Pumpkin Spice and everything nice! We’ve rounded up the best area pumpkin patches to fulfill your pumpkin-picking, cider-sipping, fall fest-ing dreams. Here are our favorite pumpkin patches in Austin:  Central Red Barn Garden Center: “PumpkinFest” – Oct. 14th from 10 a.m. to 4 […]

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