Babies

Extended Travel without kids

Extended Travel Without Kids

Extended Travel without kidsWhile pregnant with our youngest (now 22 months), my husband and I went to Turks and Caicos for 10 (glorious) days. It was the first time in my working adult life that I was truly able to disconnect and unwind – no working, no checking in, no rushing back after 3 short […]

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Bye Bye Pacifier!

What could be better than a newborn taking a pacifier right away and being immediately soothed by it? My husband and I thought we lucked out when Elizabeth took a pacifier like a champ. What we didn’t realize then was that she would be attached to that soother for four years! Her dentist was not […]

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50 Things You’ll Understand If You’re an Austin Mom

Confession, I’m an Austin transplant, originally from the idyllic town of Coppell, Texas just north of Dallas. After two decades of plotting my escape, I got my opportunity to become an Austinite in 2013. So why Austin? Well, I’m a free-spirit, a little bit hippie, and a lot a bit liberal. So is my husband. […]

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What To Do When Your Baby Has A Flat Spot

As a mother of 3 boys, I felt seasoned when I had baby number 3. I felt that I knew all the tricks and was very confident in my mothering skills of a newborn. At the age of 6 weeks I started noticing that he was favoring his right side and the back of his […]

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We Didn’t Sleep Train

We didn’t sleep train. Spoiler alert, our daughter sleeps just fine. With all things parenting, I believe it’s important to do what’s best for your child and family. There’s no one-size fits all and it’s not competition. Whether you sleep train or go with the flow, we likely share similar goals of nurturing self-soothing in […]

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Overcoming a Stutter

Overcoming a Stutter

Did…did…did…I stutter?  Yep, I just did that.  Just admit it.  It might be a little daunting when one cannot get their words out however when it is a child then it kind of hurts your heart a little. And there is stigma to stuttering. That famous quote (Breakfast Club, The Office, etc) resonates in our […]

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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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