Toddler Life

AMB-Things I Miss About My Pre-Baby Life

25 Things I Miss About My Pre-Baby Life

25 Things I Miss About My Pre-Baby Life When I mentioned to my husband that I was thinking of writing this post, he worried that it might be kind of a downer. I jokingly said that I could add a subheading/qualifier to the title. Something like, “25 Things I Miss About My Pre-Baby Life, But […]

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AMB-Please Excuse My Disaster,

Please Excuse My Disaster, I Mean… House

Please Excuse My Disaster, I Mean…House As I write this I’m looking around my living room and wondering how on earth it looks like a tornado hit it?  Literally, toys, books, dolls, clothes… things are strewn about as though a tornado touched down and wreaked havoc in this small space. It’s not always been like […]

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AMB-Surviving On Your Own (When Dad is Out of Town)

Surviving On Your Own: When Dad Is Outta Town

Surviving On Your Own: When Dad Is Outta Town There are days where I am literally counting down the seconds until Madi’s dad walks through the front door. These are the days where there is non stop fussing, no chores have been done, and dinner is half made. I’m so grateful when Zane walks through […]

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AMB-Raising Great Humans... Lead By Example

Raising Great Humans: Lead By Example

Raising Great Humans: Lead By Example In today’s current environment and in response to incidents such as school shootings, I see a lot of finger pointing at modern-day parenting. Our kids are too coddled, spoiled, over-indulgent. They’re not taught enough discipline, patience and respect. They don’t know how to play outside, and everyone gets a […]

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My Top Picks For Sandwich Shops In Austin

My Top Picks For Sandwich Shops In Austin I love carbs and am a sucker for a great sandwich. Here’s a compilation of some of my tried and true favorites in Austin. Saigon Le Vendeur As a Vietnamese American, I have to pay homage to the Banh Mi sandwich. I grew up on these. This […]

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AMB-My Mom Friends dont know the real me

My Mom Friends Don’t Know The Real Me

My Mom Friends Don’t Know The Real Me I recently met up with a mom that I met on an app called Peanut. The app is billed as “Tinder for moms,” and as I never ventured into online dating it simultaneously terrifies and intrigues me. I’m not very active on it, but I logged in […]

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AMB-First Birthday Parties...Yay or Nay_

First Birthday Parties: Yay Or Nay?

First Birthday Parties: Yay or Nay? You’ve made it a year. Your little baby is moving toward toddler status and in order to survive the emotions of that reality you put every ounce of energy toward one thing: the first birthday party. What kind of a theme should little Tommy have? You know he loves […]

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AMB-20 Signs You're From Austin

20 Signs Your Kids Are From Austin

20 Signs Your Kids Are From Austin  One of my rockstar achievements as a parent is our decision to raise our kids in the wonderfully, quirky city of Austin, Texas. It’s no secret that Texans are loud and proud. They don’t just think, they KNOW, that everything is bigger and better in Texas. But, the […]

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I Cried In The Shower Tonight….When The Dark Days Win In Special Needs Parenting

I Cried In The Shower Tonight…. When The Dark Days Win In Special Needs Parenting I cried in the shower tonight.  Now, for many of you, that’s not a big deal.  “Heck”, some of you might think, “so did I”. But for me, crying IS a big deal.  I actually cry maybe once every 12-18 […]

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