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Kids Take Over the Kitchen: Easiest Recipes

Kids Take Over the Kitchen: Easiest Recipes If your kiddos are anything like mine, they are eager to help out in the kitchen, any hour of the day.  And if you’re anything like me, you’re more than happy to oblige (as long as it doesn’t involve dangerously sharp objects, boiling water and/or sizzling hot grease). […]

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AMB-Family Friendly Hike & Bike Trails in Austin

Family-Friendly Hike + Bike Trails In Austin

Family-Friendly Hike + Bike Trails In Austin One can never say enough about the planning behind Austin’s parks, trails and green space.  It truly is a one of a kind city that allows you to leave behind the hustle and bustle and find yourself on a lush, green trail within minutes.  Former Mayor Roy Butler, […]

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DIY: Reusable Food Savers

DIY: Reusable Food Savers   It’s that time of year. The kids are out of school and you have to pack the entire pantry just to go to the splash pad/pool/playground for an hour.  I don’t know about you, but I’m super tired of cleaning those small compartments in our lunch boxes, and I don’t […]

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New Year, New Mom Goals

Perhaps this blog post should begin with how I wanted to do less procrastinating in 2018, and how this particular piece should have been written and posted over two weeks ago. Yep, winning on the resolution front. But in all seriousness, wouldn’t it be nice to make an obtainable resolution and then, in 365 days […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Hubs

If your husband is anything like mine, he buys whatever he needs whenever he needs it (and then some). Often finding the perfect gift to fend-off the ‘Woe is Me’ song is quite tricky.  But, have no fear, the greatest list of all is here — husband gifts for all. Or at least a good […]

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Return Of The Elf

Tis’ the season of Chip.  He’s our family’s Elf and he does anything but stay on a shelf.  It’s nice to have him around so that I can mention, ‘Chip is watching…’ in any unfavorable situation, and somehow smiles and proper behavior roll-out instantaneously.  And although I rather enjoy Chip when he’s here visiting (mainly […]

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