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embrace the chaos

Embracing Toy Chaos

So, you know how there’s all those moms on the internet talking about how they only “live in the now” and how their houses are messy because they’re “making memories” and blah, blah, blah? I read these posts and I’m constantly like, “YAASS that’s me, too! Preach it, sista! Keep making those memories!”… but I’ve […]

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Meet Michelle Reyes

Hey there! My name is Michelle Reyes. I’m an East Indian gal, transplanted from Minnesota, living in Texas and married to my handsome Latino husband. We have a little “Indo-Mex” toddler, who keeps us on our toes and loves eating all-things-spicy. I love talking and writing about all different facets of family, faith and diversity. […]

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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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saying no

The Art of Saying No to Birthday Parties, Volunteering and More

I’m the master at saying no. I like to say no. I’m good at saying no. (My children can confirm this.) And I still find myself overloaded at times. So how in the world are you YES people surviving? I don’t get you. But I want to help you. I think that as humans, we […]

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Hurricane Harvey Hero – One Mama’s Story

The following is a first-hand account of my brave friend Ryann Detamore’s Hurricane Harvey evacuation on Sunday, August 27. Ryann and her husband, Brett, have three children, Cash (4), Bennett aka Benny (3) and Bowen (2) and a Great Dane named Finley. Bowen has Hemimegalencephaly, a rare neurological condition which causes seizures among other things (Ryann […]

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Things to do in Austin this Fall

Austin Fall Bucket List: 100 Things to do in Austin this Fall

It’s fall y’all! The weather is finally starting to cool off (hopefully) and it’s time to get outside. There are so many things to do in Austin this Fall — it may be hard to decide. Check out this list and plan some great fall days. This list is organized for your convenience by month. Scroll […]

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I Don’t Want My Son To Play Football

I love sports. I was lucky enough to be a coach for soccer, track, and cross country for several years when I taught middle school. Every year, I had to go through a required concussion training (find something similar here). Every year I walked away with one thought: if I ever have a son, he […]

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