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mom self-doubt

Hey Mama, You’re Doing a Good Job

“Why aren’t there more hours in the day?” “Clean clothes, washed hair, AND makeup… at the park. Really? WHEN did she have time?” “Where IS my makeup, anyway?” “How is her house so clean? Do they even own toys? How does she get her kids to clean them up?” “What is she doing in that […]

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mom tribes

The Many Kinds of Mom Tribes

As our lives evolve as women and mothers, our friendships and connections evolve too. It’s inevitable — we gather with different mom tribes through the years. Looking back throughout life this has been happening forever really. We move from group to group, and friend to friend, starting as early as elementary school. I remember my […]

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kids and electronics

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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stay-at-home mom

Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Mom: The Good, Bad and the Ugly

I’ve officially been a stay-at-home mom (SAHM) for six and a half years. When I meet people that I haven’t seen since high school or college, they seem surprised that I have kids and that I stay at home. Well, I’m kind of surprised too.  It wasn’t on my agenda to be a stay-at-home mom. […]

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nature hikes

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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daughter hard on herself

Why Is My Child So Hard on Herself?

I am currently struggling with my 9-year old daughter’s negative self-talk. Here’s a common scenario: Julia will be the last one out of the house to get to school. She’ll immediately take her frustration out on herself and call herself “a jerk.” No amount of reassurance helps, and I’ve tried many different techniques from reassurances […]

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