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Bright Horizons Westlake Grand Opening

Sponsored By :: Bright Horizons Bright Horizons opened a new early education and preschool center on Tuesday, January 2, in West Lake Hills. The new center’s opening allows parents the opportunity to balance their work life and family life while providing high-quality education for their children. Bright Horizons at Westlake has capacity for 194 children with Infant, […]

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#Momstrong Stronger Than You Realize

“You are stronger than you realize!”  This “mantra” was exclaimed to me countless times by the well-meaning midwife as I attempted to master what really should be physiologically impossible and push something the size of a watermelon out of something the size of a lemon. And I get it, literally billions of women have done […]

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Winter Is Coming! And Virus After Virus. What Do Moms Do?

As moms, I wonder how we survive sick season. I mean we already have treasured, minimal, light sleep…So add in a sick kid or two, then what?  When kids are sick we can pretty much expect to skip several showers in a row, our hair will get sticky and tangled, deodorant…what deodorant? We have like […]

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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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Has the Art of Hosting Truly Been Lost?

Today it seems everyone is in a rush. Rush to get to work, rush to get home from work, rush to cook dinner, rush get the kids to bed, rush through the kid’s birthday parties, rush to get through the holidays. Phew, I am exhausted thinking of it all. With two little girls under the […]

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The Season of Volunteering in Austin

“This is your world. Shape it or someone else will.” -Gary Lew I don’t know if its the falling leaves or the fact that Halloween just passed us by, but this is the time of year when we realize how truly fortunate we are. I believe as human beings that it is our responsibility to […]

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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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10 Last-Minute Parent and Child DIY Halloween Costumes

I love Halloween, I enjoy the costumes, the decorating and the trick-or-treating. If there is a fall festival or Halloween party near me, I will be attending in costume. When I found out I was pregnant and due in November, all I could think about was how I could use my belly to add to […]

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What Ever Happened to the Oregon Trail?

I’ve sent many kids off on their first day of school, but this year it was my youngest niece who kept up the tradition and it brought back a flood of memories. The fashion, the compartmental lunch trays (I hate my food to touch, but that’s another blog post), and the computer lab. Oooohhh the […]

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