Author Archive | Lindsey J. Wiese

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How to Hygge: Creating a Home of Comfort and Coziness

Filtered throughout the pages of home decor magazines, portrayed in Instagrams, and emulated in retail stores, the Danish concept of “Hygge” seems to be everywhere these days. Pronounced like “hue-guh,” Hygge is a Scandinavian mindset set around achieving a comfortable and cozy lifestyle. When residents of countries like Denmark and Finland are rated as the […]

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Life in a Nursing Bra

With the birth of my second child on Feb. 1st, life has transitioned in many ways…surviving the newborn fog, learning to be a family of four, and of course: breastfeeding. Thank goodness for no tongue or lip tie, no milk supply issues, etc. We’ve had no real problems with feeding but darn it if it’s […]

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15 Favorite Places and Products for Mom Pampering

As the old saying goes, “If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” As society begins to recognize the importance of physical and mental health, both moms and those who love them have started to prioritize the concept of self-care. Mamas: pamper yourselves because our children can’t drink from a fountain that has run dry! Dads: […]

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Handling the Trail of Lights with Young Kids

Heading out to Austin’s favorite holiday tradition — the Trail of Lights— this year? What about the new Winter Wonderland at the Circuit? Whatever outdoor Christmas festival is on your family’s holiday bucket list, doing them with littles takes on a new level of planning and preparation. In Austin, we are lucky that the mild […]

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pumpkin patches in Austin

Best Pumpkin Patches in Austin

Ah, Fall in Texas — my favorite time of year. It’s time for Pumpkin Spice and everything nice! We’ve rounded up the best area pumpkin patches to fulfill your pumpkin-picking, cider-sipping, fall fest-ing dreams. Here are our favorite pumpkin patches in Austin:  Central Red Barn Garden Center: “PumpkinFest” – Oct. 14th from 10 a.m. to 4 […]

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Austin staycations

Best Staycations in Austin

Big fan of staycations over here. When you become parents, spontaneity gets tossed out the window — especially when it comes to overnight travel. Luckily, staycations provide a scenery change without the usual exhaustive coordination, packing, and planning of a regular vacation. We’ve stayed in various hotels throughout Austin, both with and without our toddler daughter. […]

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Best Options for Drop-in Childcare this Summer

Busy parents, summer break is here! –Yaaaay?!? While yes, I am looking forward to slower days, splash pads and picnic lunches with my dear little one, part of me is also kind of freaking out. No more preschool, no more MOPS, no daily programming to get us out of the house. Getting out of the house keeps […]

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