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The Coolest Thing that Paul Simon’s Audience Taught Me about Parenting and Grandparenting

The Coolest Thing that Paul Simon’s Audience Taught Me about Parenting and Grandparenting I went to a Paul Simon concert with a friend who hasn’t quite tapped into the forties yet. She is one of the most present people I know. She listens carefully and responds openly. Her gaze sits right between us and her […]

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No Good Very Bad Day? Be Here Now, Not There!

No good Very Bad Day? Be Here Now, Not There!  I quickly wipe tears away from my swollen eyes as my daughter leaps in for a giant embrace. She is truly the most empathetic creature I have ever met.  She is always the first to comfort her baby brother, and well in this moment, me.  I […]

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AMB-Why I Said Yes

Why I Say YES To The Side Hustle

Why I Say YES To The Side Hustle  “A side hustle is a way to make some extra cash that allows you flexibility to pursue what you’re most interested in. It can also be your true passion – a chance to delve into fashion, travel or whatever it is you care about the most without […]

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AMB-Why I Choose Not To Wear Makeup

Why I Choose Not To Wear Makeup

Why I Choose Not To Wear Makeup When I wake up in the morning, my routine is quite simple. I go to the bathroom, brush my teeth and hair, wash my face, and get dressed. That’s it. This process takes me about 5-8 minutes. No mascara, no foundation, no concealer, not even lip gloss. I […]

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AMB-The Best Place to Donate

The Best Places To Donate Kids Items (That Do The Most Good)

The Best Places To Donate Kid Items (That Do The Most Good) With back to school, the early fall can be a great time to round up the kids and go through the items in their bedrooms and play rooms that are no longer providing value. Donating your new or gently used children’s items to […]

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AMB-Things I Miss About My Pre-Baby Life

25 Things I Miss About My Pre-Baby Life

25 Things I Miss About My Pre-Baby Life When I mentioned to my husband that I was thinking of writing this post, he worried that it might be kind of a downer. I jokingly said that I could add a subheading/qualifier to the title. Something like, “25 Things I Miss About My Pre-Baby Life, But […]

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AMB-When Neighbors Become Your Village

When Neighbors Become Your Village

When Neighbors Become Your Village Sometimes I feel like the streets of our neighborhood are like the hallways of a college dorm. We are no longer on our parents’ payroll or sleeping through a class. Doing life right along side some of your closest friends is like a dream come true. Finding neighbors you actually […]

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AMB-Surviving On Your Own (When Dad is Out of Town)

Surviving On Your Own: When Dad Is Outta Town

Surviving On Your Own: When Dad Is Outta Town There are days where I am literally counting down the seconds until Madi’s dad walks through the front door. These are the days where there is non stop fussing, no chores have been done, and dinner is half made. I’m so grateful when Zane walks through […]

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AMB-Best Places to Adopt Pets in Austin

Top Places In Austin To Adopt A Pet

Top Places In Austin To Adopt A Pet Adopting a pet can be an incredible experience for the whole family. Adding a furry (or not so furry!) friend to the mix shouldn’t be a spontaneous decision – you’ll want to decide what type of pet is best for your tribe before heading out on your […]

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AMB-Raising Great Humans... Lead By Example

Raising Great Humans: Lead By Example

Raising Great Humans: Lead By Example In today’s current environment and in response to incidents such as school shootings, I see a lot of finger pointing at modern-day parenting. Our kids are too coddled, spoiled, over-indulgent. They’re not taught enough discipline, patience and respect. They don’t know how to play outside, and everyone gets a […]

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