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Nap Time, No Equipment Workout

Nap Time, No Equipment Workout Between (what seems like) never-ending sicknesses and classic Austin winter weather (aka unpredictability), it seems like we’ve been spending more time than usual at home. And as much as I love being confined indoors with my children 24/7, this mama needs to get those endorphins flowing and MOVE! I’ve found […]

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Tips For Beating The Winter Blues

Tips For Beating The Winter Blues As I’m writing this post it’s a gloomy and rainy day here in Austin. This, however, is not a usual occurrence. In fact, the city of Austin’s official website says that we get over 300 days of sunshine a year. Having nice weather like this was not always the […]

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2019 Mom-spiration

How are your resolutions going so far? Hopefully, you haven’t scrapped them already. If you haven’t, don’t.  Keep at it.  Don’t throw in the towel. If you have, or if you never made any to begin with, how about just…this. How about if this year, you simply: Demand respect.   From your spouse.  From your […]

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Why Every Family Needs A Dog

Why Every Family Needs A Dog I won’t lie to you. I am definitely one of those people who was obsessed with my pets … until the minute I brought my daughter home from the hospital. Now they serve as mostly a drain on my patience and finances. Don’t worry though, I’m sure when I […]

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Best Crockpot/Instant Pot Recipes For Winter!

Best Crockpot/Instant Pot Recipes For Winter! Welcome to the new year mamas!  Whether you are making resolutions, goals or just trying to stay on top of everyday, the InstantPot and Crockpot can be your best friends this month in preparing delicious meals for your family.  Here’s a round-up of some tried and true recipes for […]

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Best Soup Recipes

Best Soup Recipes Winter in Central Texas is such a strange experience and I have lived here most of my life.  Thanksgiving Day tends to be warm and Christmas Day we typically don’t get to build a snowman.  However, don’t you love those awesome cold fronts that come after a warmish, sticky, and muggy day?!  […]

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Top Pizza Places In Austin

Top Pizza Places In Austin The next time you’re craving a warm and cheesy piece of pizza, look no further than this list of the Top Pizza Places in Austin: Home slice. This iconic pizza joint on South Congress is the real deal when it comes to authentic NY-style pizza. Via 313. Home to Detriot-Style […]

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Cockroaches Can Trigger Asthma?!

Cockroaches Can Trigger Asthma?! My son’s chronic cough led us to a trip to the allergist for allergy testing. During our appointment, I was shocked to learn that on a list of 30 environmental allergens, cockroaches were the ONLY insect on the list along with grass and trees. This promoted me to do further research […]

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Choosing And Preparing For High School

Choosing And Preparing For High School I am not emotionally prepared for my first born to go to high school, so thank you, readers, for humoring me as I process this life changing stage through the writing of this post. Most importantly, I thought I was doing the right thing by letting my son have […]

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Why Instacart Continues To Be My Best Friend

Sponsored By :: InstacartWhy Instacart Continues To Be My Best Friend You know that friend that’s always there for you? Always listens? Remembers your likes and your dislikes? And just overall, takes care of you in times of need?  Well hello, Instacart, it’s Allison and you’re my best friend for life!  Y’all, this grocery delivery service […]

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Mommy Daughter Dates In Austin

Mommy Daughter Dates In Austin Growing up I hid my love for unicorns, flowers, and even pink to make sure folks took me seriously in the chem lab, in AP math, so on. At some point, it dawned on me that a love for glitter and Taylor Swift didn’t negate my love of science. So […]

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12 Months Of Austin Activities In 2019

12 Months Of Austin Activities In 2019 Happy 2019! If you’re seeking a new year’s goal and/or you find yourself month after month, year after year, thinking of all the Austin things you’d like to do but seem to let slip off the radar, make 2019 the year to explore more of Austin. The city […]

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10 Ways To Detox

10 Ways To Detox The most important question for 2019 is: How can we best take care of ourselves? Yes, let’s put ourselves first. That’s a hard concept for me. Yet I know we absolutely cannot make the world a better place if we are depleted. And as I write this post, I am 100 […]

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One Mom’s Guide To Alternative Milk

One Mom’s Guide To Alternative Milk I’m sure you’ve heard about the variety of milk options that are now out there. A sharp rise in veganism, dairy intolerance, and preference in taste has had people turning away from cow’s milk. Now a days there are so many options available that it can be a little […]

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Tried And True Bedtime Routine

Tried And True Bedtime Routine If there’s anything I’ve learned since becoming a parent, it’s that children thrive with structure. They want to know what’s happening when and what to expect. I know I’m not the only one who hears a broken record all day repeating, “Mommy, what are we doing in the morning?” I […]

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