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I Hate Playing With My Kids

“Am I the only one who hates playing with my kids? I mean, I actually HATE playing with my kids”. “I feel ya.  Me too” This is a snippet of a conversation I overheard seven years ago..yes SEVEN YEARS ago…while pushing my then 8-month-old son on the baby swing at our neighborhood park. The reason […]

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Thoughtful Ways to Include Autistic Friends

Hello bluebonnets, flip flops and patio weather! It’s officially Spring in Austin! I love love love this time of year. Everything is so green and alive. This spring is a little bit different for me though. April is widely known as Autism Awareness Month (and today is World Autism Awareness Day) and this is my first […]

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Kindergarten Redshirting

Redshirting, in its most straight-forward definition, is the act of holding a student back a year to give them a competitive edge. A practice, once only used in college sports to give players an extra year of eligibility and growth, has now become a common discussion when it comes to kindergarten. Kindergarten redshirting is a […]

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5 Tips to Make Your Parent-Teacher Relationship a Success

Whether you have a parent-teacher conference coming up, want to further connect with your child’s teacher and/or help build a more solid foundation for academic and social success both inside and outside of school, here are five tips to becoming more engaged and informed with your child and his/her teacher. Get your kids talking One […]

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Guide to Preschools in Austin

Disclosure :: We are frequently asked about early childhood programs and recommendations for child care, preschools and schools in Austin and understand that picking a school or child care center that fits your child’s and your family’s needs can be an overwhelming task. We are thrilled to provide this guide resource, brought to you by our many sponsors! Thank you [...]
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I Don’t Have Time to Parent!

Finding TIME to Parent… Awhile ago, my kids and I got invited to a cookie-decorating party. The party was hosted by my friend, whose home looks like something out of a magazine. I’m not a home-decorating kind of girl, so I don’t even know WHICH magazine. But definitely a magazine. A magazine where people live in gorgeous farmhouses […]

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