Parenting

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Blueberry Eyes for Mother’s Day

It is around this time of year that I reminisce about my first daughter’s birth, she was born a week before Mother’s Day. The daughter that made me a mother. The daughter that made my dreams come to fruition. All my life my mom told me that I carried around baby dolls and wanted to […]

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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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The ABCs and 123s of Kindergarten

Whether you’re a #KinderMom newbie or veteran, here are 20 Kindergarten tips to establish a sparkling start to your child’s first year of school: Teach your child to verbalize needs. Understanding our kids’ needs is intuitive as parents. However, expecting teachers to magically “know” this is beyond Superwoman stuff. Boost communication through reading, speaking, listening, […]

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Being A Mom Without My Mom

  Every once in a while, something will happen in my life that instantly channels me to my mom. For example, my twins have recently started loving on Cyndi Lauper and my mom was ridiculously into her. And not “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” Cyndi Lauper, like early-90s obscure Cyndi. Go ahead – try me. […]

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