Toddler Life

Earth Day activities

5 Kid-Friendly Earth Day Activities

  The following is another guest post by my creative, crunchy (in the best way) friend Carly Tatum.  I desperately want my boys to be good citizens of our planet. It’s a daily pursuit: “Please put that trash in the waste bin. We don’t cut our bushes with swords. We pee in the toilet, not […]

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early potty training

Early Potty Training

When I started early potty training my oldest, it wasn’t so much that he was ready, but that I was done with diapers. He was 2 months shy of turning two, and one day I just decided I was done. Although he was able to tell me that he needed to be changed, he had […]

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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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Loren McEllin

Meet Loren McEllin

Hello there! My name is Loren McEllin, but you can call me ‘Lo,’ ‘Lo-Lo,’ or ‘Total Babe’–I’m fine with any of those, really.   Raised as a corn-fed, beef-comatosed Midwestern girl, I am now a vegan by day, and boxed-wine consumer by night. (My bets are on the wine consumption outliving the veganism—this whole ‘wine […]

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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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