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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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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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Favorite Parks In Austin

Spring has sprung!  And during these magnificent days, where shall we take the kiddo(s)? With all the amazing green space and proper park planning that Austin has done, this decision can actually be quite tricky. But no worries, I’ve gone ahead and narrowed it down to a few parks worth checking out, based on very […]

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I was a Crunchy Mama Fraud!

“So what would you like to do with your placenta?” my compassionate Midwife inquired. “Yeah sure I’ll keep that.” I half-heartedly returned. (I heard it was good for you and…stuff…?) “OK then! Where is your ice chest to put it in?” she wonders, glancing curiously around the delivery room devoid of anything resembling an ice […]

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The Reality of Spring Break with Little People in Tow

We have had a rough year and were VERY excited for a little reprieve for spring break. A getaway…change of scenery… breathe in some mountain air…escape the day-to-day schedule a little bit. The funny thing is my husband and I get so excited about these trips and we EASILY forget what the reality is like […]

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Do I Constantly Need to be Entertaining My Littles?

With daughters 3 ½ and 1 ½ it can turn to pandemonium VERY quickly in our house. My husband and I will lock eyes and feel the overwhelming sensation of anxiety creep up as the girls act like, well… little, energetic kids. We have one child who is REALLY busy. She seems to have an […]

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Is My Family Enough?

It happens every time I attend a party… full of 30 something women. Most of them moms of at least one at this point. Sipping our coffee, mimosa, cocktail, or glass of wine… the question emerges as we all gather in a circle for mom-chit chat. “Are you planning to have any more kids?” It […]

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