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LaToya Morrison

Meet LaToya Morrison

Howdy Austin moms! My name is LaToya Morrison a.k.a “CraftyMorrison.” Yes, I am addicted to Pinterest, crafts, and all things DIY. I’m a passionate educator, TPTpreneuer,  Lucille Ball fan, wife, and mother who loves Jesus as much as chips and queso. I’m originally from Arlington/Fort Worth and grew up surrounded by teachers. Educational genes definitely run […]

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My Kid Is Shy — and I’m Not Sorry

Isn’t it crazy how our kids can be spitting images of our former selves and unequivocally themselves all at once? I’m reminded of this fact time and time again when I look at my sweet girl. In so many ways, she’s my mini-me. She loves to put on dance performances and smile for photo shoots, […]

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We Ditched Screen Time (and it’s Awesome!)

As a young kid, I grew up playing Atari video games (Pitfall and Frogger, anyone?) with my brother nonstop. I also spent endless hours in front of the TV watching game shows and reruns of the Brady Bunch and Eight is Enough. My TV/video game usage wasn’t timed or monitored by my parents in any […]

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50 Things You’ll Understand If You’re an Austin Mom

Confession, I’m an Austin transplant, originally from the idyllic town of Coppell, Texas just north of Dallas. After two decades of plotting my escape, I got my opportunity to become an Austinite in 2013. So why Austin? Well, I’m a free-spirit, a little bit hippie, and a lot a bit liberal. So is my husband. […]

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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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How to Find a Babysitter

I’m not sure why – but sometimes finding childcare can be elusive. If you’re like me and live away from family – tapping into a network of babysitters and/or nannies can feel like a scavenger hunt – ESPECIALLY when you’re a new mama. (BUT – once you’re able to tap into a local network of […]

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