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My Favorite Quick DIY Halloween Craft

The holiday season starts with Halloween y’all! My kids and I have had such fun over the years decorating and doing crafts for the holidays. You can make super cute crafts for any holiday season with just paper and a few paints. My favorite one, good for any holiday, is called “Hands & Feet” — […]

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What Ever Happened to the Oregon Trail?

I’ve sent many kids off on their first day of school, but this year it was my youngest niece who kept up the tradition and it brought back a flood of memories. The fashion, the compartmental lunch trays (I hate my food to touch, but that’s another blog post), and the computer lab. Oooohhh the […]

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Do You Believe in Magic? Your Child Does!

“Wee Wee”  Then… “Ta Da!” Addy proudly exclaims with her “WOW” grin. I glance over precipitously. I mean “Ta Da” can mean a LOT of things in our house. Yesterday it meant a Crayola Picasso in our closet that was not quite as washable as the box implied. “Whew!” I exhale, and then erupt in belly […]

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Team Sports: “I Want to Quit!”

When I was a kid, my favorite thing to do was play softball in the local youth league. I played softball from the tee-ball years up until middle school. I loved everything about the game and being a part of a team. When we had kids, I hoped that they would eventually acquire a love for […]

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The Late Night Mom

The children are nestled all snug in their beds. Kitchen’s clean. Toys put away.  Backpacks prepped and ready for tomorrow. Face washed. Teeth brushed. Time for momma to catch some Zs, right? Well now, that would be the wise thing to do. The logical choice. I mean, I’m tired, right? I’m always saying I’m tired. […]

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Fall Date Nights

Fall is my favorite season…something about the air turning a few degrees cooler (it is Texas after all), football playing in the background, family coming together to cook delicious comfort foods. It is the best. I get a new sense of inspiration in the fall for cooking, family outings and dates with my main man. […]

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50 Day Trips for Austin Families

It’s not surprising to learn that Austin is an amazing city to raise kids, but have you had a chance to explore what’s just outside of “Keep Austin Weird”? The Hill Country is chock full of fun things to do with kids and most of them are close enough for a quick day trip.  In […]

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