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I Don’t Want To Redshirt My (Potential) Kindergartener

Before having kids, my only experience with the term “redshirting” was in regards to college football. As a parent, I’ve now got a different understanding of “redshirting” and it has nothing to do with football. “Redshirting” is when a parent decides to hold back a potential Kindergartener for an extra year. So, instead of sending your 5-year-old […]

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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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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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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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My Sensitive Child

My dear, sensitive first born.  You came into this world a red, screaming, angry ball of fire. I should have known based on those first few hours that you would be my sensitive child. The first year of your life was filled with dog hair covered floors because the sound of the vacuum would send […]

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Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Mom: The Good, Bad and the Ugly

I’ve officially been a stay-at-home mom (SAHM) for six and a half years. When I meet people that I haven’t seen since high school or college, they seem surprised that I have kids and that I stay at home. Well, I’m kind of surprised too.  It wasn’t on my agenda to be a stay-at-home mom. […]

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