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New Year, New Mom Goals

Perhaps this blog post should begin with how I wanted to do less procrastinating in 2018, and how this particular piece should have been written and posted over two weeks ago. Yep, winning on the resolution front. But in all seriousness, wouldn’t it be nice to make an obtainable resolution and then, in 365 days […]

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magical Christmas

It’s More Magical Than You Realize

The Christmases of my childhood were nothing short of magical. They were perfect, truly.   When I envision the Christmases spanning from circa 1986 through circa 1992 (that’s “circa” age 5 to “circa” age 11) I picture…Hallmark.  Or, Pottery Barn Christmas Catalogue.  Magical.   We lived in Florida for a good portion of my growing […]

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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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stocking stuffers

Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably done most of your Christmas shopping already, but maybe you’ve left the stocking stuffers until the very end. And if you’re also like me, the last thing you want in your house are tiny cheap little trinkets in the stockings that take up space and give your kids […]

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Great Christmas Gifts for Grandparents

It’s Christmas time again! If you’re anything like me you might be wondering what to get your parents. What do you get the people who raised you and now dote on your little tots? How do you show them some love and appreciation? I’ve talked with some friends and came up with these 8 grandparent […]

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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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