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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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How Austinties Can Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

“When it’s a choice to make between things and life, sometimes you’ve just got to let the things go and hang on to life.” This quote was taken from a recent article in The Washington Post from a 58-year-old man in Houston whose house is flooded and most likely ruined. Almost 6 million fellow Texans […]

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Where to Volunteer as a Family this Holiday Season

Want to teach your littles the true meaning of Christmas? How about celebrating by helping feed our city’s hungry & homeless? Do you have a heart for service but feel scrapped for the time, energy & resources on where to volunteer?  I tapped the mind of local mama & philanthropist Joy Rener to compile a list […]

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10 Ways to Make a Difference This Summer

Looking to make a difference this summer? Looking to teach your kiddos about giving back to the community? Maybe you’re just looking for some creative ways to keep your brood busy! Here are 10 ways to make a difference this summer. Austin Pets Alive-Help place and care for Austin area pets. Families can volunteer onsite […]

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12 Kid-tastic Christmas Ideas That DON’T Require Pinterest

I love Christmas but I am not a domestic diva. Like not a domestic diva at all. My husband cooks (and well I might add) and one of my new year’s resolutions is to spring for a monthly house cleaning. But like I said, I love Christmas and all the fun celebrating that comes with […]

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Becoming a Homeroom Mom.

I have officially been named Co-Room Mom in my son’s Kindergarten class.  And I am really excited about it!!!  Is that lame?  I am such a big nerd, I was completely anxious for two weeks waiting to find out if I was going to be picked! At our school, on meet the teacher night, parents are asked to […]

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