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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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tantrums and wine

‘Tis the Season for Tantrums and Wine!

Christmas season is my FAVORITE time of year!!! I love the obnoxiousness of the sights and sounds, the over indulgence of holiday garb, treats, and eats, the parties, the ugly sweaters, the occasional Texas cold snap, and the crammed calendars. And I looove taking my kids to all the light shows, the Santas, and over-rated […]

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