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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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Best Staycations in Austin

Big fan of staycations over here. When you become parents, spontaneity gets tossed out the window — especially when it comes to overnight travel. Luckily, staycations provide a scenery change without the usual exhaustive coordination, packing, and planning of a regular vacation. We’ve stayed in various hotels throughout Austin, both with and without our toddler daughter. […]

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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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