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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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Choosing And

Choosing AND

Every morning when I brush my daughter’s hair for school she says, “princess hair.” She pulls her hair to the side and strokes it – and I start to get a little scared. I respond with, “You know, you can be a princess with short hair and long hair? You can be a princess if […]

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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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mom self-doubt

Hey Mama, You’re Doing a Good Job

“Why aren’t there more hours in the day?” “Clean clothes, washed hair, AND makeup… at the park. Really? WHEN did she have time?” “Where IS my makeup, anyway?” “How is her house so clean? Do they even own toys? How does she get her kids to clean them up?” “What is she doing in that […]

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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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Parenting Books You Didn’t Know You Needed

Have you ever googled “how to change a diaper?” Wondered why your seemingly sweet as pie toddler suddenly turned into a tiny tyrant? Considered yourself “well-rested” after a cool four and a half hours of sleep? Desperately needed a good laugh and someone to tell you “we’ve all be there” after an impossibly hard day? […]

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