Toddler Life

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When It Gets Too Quiet

When you were born, I worried when it got too quiet. Though you slept beside me in your bassinet, sometimes in my bed, I looked over at you again and again making sure I could see your chest rise and fall. When it got too quiet, I laid awake, listening for your breath. Were you […]

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Meet Erin Ellis

Meet Erin Ellis

Hey, y’all! I’m Erin and I am honored and excited I get to share this whole motherhood journey with you! Right now, I am typing on my laptop while sitting cross-legged on the couch in my bath robe; sipping coffee and taking occasional glances at the baby monitor, praying that my three-year-old daughter, Elizabeth will […]

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Meet Michelle Tate

Meet Michelle Tate

Hi Mamas! I’m thrilled to be a part of Austin Moms Blog, and to get the chance to talk about my two favorite things: my babies and Austin. I wasn’t born in Austin, but lived here for the majority of middle and high school so to me, it’s HOME. I met my husband in the […]

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Organizing the Attack of the Never Ending Toys

Toy Storage: Organizing the Attack of the Never Ending Toys

I’ll start this post by saying we are so fortunate to have people who love our kiddo so much they want to buy her all the toys. Seriously, we know how lucky we are. We know that not all kids have this privilege and it is a privilege. When the toys started rolling in after she was […]

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First vs Second Pregnancy

First vs Second Pregnancy: My How Things Change

The first time you get pregnant is SO special. Everything is new, you’re experiencing a whole host of new emotions and sensations, and you’re evolving into a mommy. You’ve got nine savory months of just you and that little baby in your belly; you spend your evenings reading pregnancy books and your weekends decorating the nursery. […]

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kindness

Random Acts of Kindness For The Whole Family

  The beginning of a new year is a special time to reflect on family dynamic, while making plans for the coming months ahead. Looking back on the year is always fun, and in our house I like to talk about the things we did for others, including our family, friends and community. The end […]

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Mother's Day Out

Why Mothers Day Out is Worth it

If you had asked me three months ago if Mother’s Day Out (MDO) is worth it, I would have strongly hesitated before answering.  We have our battles.  For one, my daughter is now a human petri dish, bringing home essentially every illness known to mankind, to her, myself and of course, her newborn brother. Secondly, […]

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winter birthday

Best Venues for Winter Birthday Parties

Ah, wintertime in Austin…wait, can we even call it “winter”?  — Temperatures were in the 80s last week and will be again this week. Either way, it IS officially January, so we’ll take it. But yeah, the post-holiday season in Austin is why many people live here but it can also be kind of a […]

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