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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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Christmas Blues

10 Steps to Combat the Christmas Blues

Jingle jingle jingle, can you hear that jingling? … Um no, no I don’t. Tis the season to be jolly. Well…not always. This has been me as I approach this Christmas season. I am recovering from my recent mastectomy and just feeling a bit blue. Completely abnormal for me, I am the celebration, over the […]

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Simple Christmas Menu

My mom and I love creating menus, for pretty much every holiday, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. Since, I am a mom of young girls, it is essential that my menus remain simple, yet delicious. I want my spread to resemble a fancy Christmas menu offering, but be easy to make. Motherhood is hard enough right […]

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My Changing Body

When I hear, “my changing body,” I think of the time right before and during puberty (think period, new breasts, etc.). However, over the past several years, I’ve noticed a change in my now 41-year old body. During my recent yearly exam, my doctor characterized this shift as a “redistribution” of weight. Common to those […]

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Cohen Couldn’t Walk

Sponsored By :: Austin Regional Clinic A Network of Doctors Solved the Mystery By June D. M. Lien Elizabeth is the mother of two boys. Cohen, her youngest, is “more sickly,” she says. One incident in particular, stands out in Elizabeth’s mind: the time Cohen couldn’t walk. Now 2.5-years- old, Cohen’s medical record is so […]

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Festive Mocktails for the Holidays (or any days)

Whether you’re pregnant, counting calories or, like me, a year-round mocktail connoisseur, I’m here with good news: Mocktails can be good y’all! Here are a few of my favorites: Tart Cherry Tini 1 ounce tart cherry juice (my favorite brand is R.W. Knudsen Family Just Tart Cherry and I get it at HEB) ½ ounce […]

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Holidays…Sugar, Sugar, Sugar. Why So Much Sugar?

As a mom of two young girls, ages three and one (and having been diagnosed with breast cancer five months ago), I have become hyperaware of sugar. We all know it is not good for our health (despite its sneaky deliciousness). There are plenty of documentaries, articles, books, podcasts and blogs to back up that […]

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Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids in Austin!

:: Sponsored by : Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids :: Ever since my daughter’s first professional haircut at age 1.5, I’ve usually struggled with going to the typical kid-centered hair cut salons for regular haircuts. Instead, I opted to either cut my kiddos’ hair myself at home, or take them to the same salon that […]

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