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Spooky But Kid-Friendly Movies For Friday The 13th

Spooky But Kid-Friendly Movies For Friday the 13th Spilling salt. Picking up a penny on tails. Walking under a ladder. Breaking a mirror. Opening an umbrella inside the house. Having a black cat cross your path. Friday the 13th. Although most people consider Friday the 13th to be unlucky, the day has always been a lucky […]

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My Daughter Is An Entrepreneur…And It Scares Me (Yay For Lemonade Stands!)

My Daughter Is An Entrepreneur… And It Scares Me (Yay For Lemonade Stands!)   All of my life, I’ve craved stability. When I started thinking about career options at seventeen, I looked toward teaching and accounting. Ultimately, I chose teaching because I enjoy being around kids, and I have an insatiable love for learning. Plus, […]

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Summer Activities to Do Around the House

There are so many wonderful things about summer: lounging around the pool, popping the top off a cold drink, eating ice cream until your brain freezes, visiting with friends and family, and taking evening walks or bike rides around the neighborhood. Of course, one of the best things about summer is the freedom to take […]

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Fun Friday Field Trips Around Austin

Abandoned backpacks, rising temperatures, and the endless chorus of Mom, I’m bored. Soon it will be summertime in Central Texas. We are so fortunate to live in a city with so much to see and do! Summer is easily one of my favorite times of the year in Austin because my daughter and I are […]

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Memorial Day Weekend Staycation Ideas

In the spirit of the holiday, Memorial Day weekend is a time to enjoy our family and friends and celebrate our beautiful country. What better way to enjoy the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave than in our own backyard? So, this upcoming Memorial Day weekend, forget the TSA security check lines […]

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The ABCs and 123s of Kindergarten

Whether you’re a #KinderMom newbie or veteran, here are 20 Kindergarten tips to establish a sparkling start to your child’s first year of school: Teach your child to verbalize needs. Understanding our kids’ needs is intuitive as parents. However, expecting teachers to magically “know” this is beyond Superwoman stuff. Boost communication through reading, speaking, listening, […]

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The Thoughts We Think, The Things We Do: The Mental Workload Of Motherhood

It’s 3 o’clock in the morning. I’m awake because of an anxiety-induced nightmare. Hopefully, I’ll fall back to sleep. Most likely, though, I will not. I’ll spend the next few hours obsessing over things I need to do. This mama’s mind is never at rest. Did Bailey brush her teeth last night? Speaking of which, […]

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Erin Maness

Meet Erin Maness

Erin Maness The Beginning I was born in Metairie, a city just outside of New Orleans, but I grew up in suburban Atlanta. Besides a quick stint as a first-grade juvenile delinquent (I threw a rock at my teacher…GASP!), I mostly grew up a book-loving goody-goody. (Shout out to Ann M. Martin and R.L. Stine.) […]

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