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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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The Benefits Of Daycare

The Benefits Of Daycare Daycare. For the mamas who want to work. For the mamas who have to work. For the mamas who need a break during the week and are too afraid to admit it. This one is for you. I must say when our son was born I was scared to death. Staying […]

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Goal-Setting With The Family

Goal-Setting With The Family We are in 2019! Take a moment to reflect on the year gone by. How does it make you feel? Are there things you wish you had accomplished? What would you like to do more of, less of and maintain in this new year? Introspection is important because it helps us […]

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Birthday Party Service Project

Birthday Party Service Project My daughter, Julia, wanted to incorporate giving back into her 11th birthday party this year. After a lot of research and contacting organizations (Micah 6 Pantry, Mobile Loaves & Fishes, Hope Food Pantry, Capital Food Bank), I found the best way to give back is by doing something on your own […]

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New Year Resolutions For Moms

New Year Resolutions For Moms Happy New Year!! If you are anything like me, you are terrible at keeping New Year Resolutions. In fact I’m so bad, I generally make a resolution to NOT make any resolutions. Can’t be disappointed in yourself if you never make any, am I right? This year however, I thought […]

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Favorite Family Board Games

Favorite Family Board Games We are a total board-game-family. I can’t think of a single holiday or birthday growing up that didn’t include a board game or two at some point during the day (they go especially well with dessert in my opinion). This holiday season was no exception, and I’ve even bought a few […]

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Why We Started An Email Account For Our Baby

Why We Started An Email Account For Our Baby   October 14th is when the idea was birthed. A bit ironic….”birthed.” At this point in time we had been trying to get pregnant for a year. I thought getting pregnant would be easy. You stop your birth control and then…BOOM! A baby appears. Not necessarily. […]

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