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AMB-Summer Activities to Do Around the House

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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AMB-It’s SUMMER! Time to get Messy and Chaotic.

It’s SUMMER! Time to get Messy and Chaotic

Welcome, summer!  We’ve made it! Whether you’re a teacher or not (and especially if you are), it’s time to take one big giant EXHALE. Go ahead and do that now… Bedtimes are later, schedules are thrown out the window, and everything just exudes good old fashion FUN. If you are a working mom or stay at home, […]

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Awesome Austin Splash Pads You Won’t Want to Miss this Summer

It’s once again that glorious time of year, also known as Splash Pad Season! If you’ve made it through at least one Austin summer – or even early fall – then you know how hot it can be. You’ll also remember how much your little ones still wanted to be outside. The splash pad is the […]

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Should You File Your Own Taxes This Year?

The dreaded yearly filing of the taxes. It is a guarantee must-do and this year the deadline falls on April 17. Somehow, my husband and I – because I’m not taking all the blame here – always put it off until the last minute. We’ve had years where we’ve hired someone to help file and […]

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