Toddler Life

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Kiddie Academy DanceParty! event in Round Rock

Sponsored By :: Kiddie Academy As a parent, you see your child growing every day—perhaps too fast. And we’re not talking about height markers on door frames. At Kiddie Academy, they never take a single moment of your child’s growth potential for granted. They feed your child’s curiosity and instinct to learn with days filled […]

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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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How To Make Your Own Elderberry Syrup

Ok, I already know you’re thinking “Alright hippie mom, tell me how your secret potion is gonna cure my kids cedar fever.” Girl, I wish I had the answer also. I don’t consider myself a hippie mom, I feel like I’m somewhere in between crunchy and conventional, so we’ll just call me “creamy.” Like, I’m […]

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Bye Bye Pacifier!

What could be better than a newborn taking a pacifier right away and being immediately soothed by it? My husband and I thought we lucked out when Elizabeth took a pacifier like a champ. What we didn’t realize then was that she would be attached to that soother for four years! Her dentist was not […]

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The COOP Austin is Now Open and Booking Parties + {Giveaway}

Sponsored By :: The COOP Austin The COOP Austin is Now Open and Booking Parties {Giveaway} Want a chance to win a free monthly play pass at the COOP?  Come experience what the hype is all about for free! Enter the giveaway here!  As originally seen on ABC’s Shark Tank, The COOP is the coolest […]

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We Didn’t Sleep Train

We didn’t sleep train. Spoiler alert, our daughter sleeps just fine. With all things parenting, I believe it’s important to do what’s best for your child and family. There’s no one-size fits all and it’s not competition. Whether you sleep train or go with the flow, we likely share similar goals of nurturing self-soothing in […]

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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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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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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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