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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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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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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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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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The Trick That Saved The Big Kid Bed Transition

The Trick That Saved The Big Kid Bed Transition Two years. You’d think that’s plenty of time to conquer the dreaded transitions. You hear more are on the horizon, but at this point, you’re a pro. Welcome to the big kid bed transition. I hear some people go through this phase flawlessly. I’m jealous. For […]

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Guide To Toddler-Friendly Indoor Play In Austin

Guide To Toddler-Friendly Indoor Play In Austin Even with Austin’s 300 days of sunshine each year, sometimes it’s just too chilly, wet, or sweltering to play outdoors. But with a toddler around, you’ve still got to get out of the house in order to survive, and finding toddler-friendly indoor play areas can be a challenge. […]

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Where To Find The Best Tamales In Austin

Where To Find The Best Tamales In Austin In my family, the holidays mean it’s time for tamales. If you’re Latino, like my husband, then tamales need no introduction. However, being an East Indian gal myself, I didn’t grow up eating them, though now I can’t imagine celebrating Thanksgiving or Christmas without them. Tamales is […]

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Best Stocking Stuffers For Dads

Best Stocking Stuffers For Dads I’ll admit: Dada’s stocking ends up being one of the last gifts I think about. I do put quite a bit of thought into his ‘big gift,’ promise! However, those little delights found inside mantle-hung stockings are dominated by the kids. For the guy in your life who definitely deserves […]

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Christmas Brunch

Christmas Brunch Christmas Morning As a mom, few things are more exciting to me than watching my kids on Christmas morning.  It’s a magical time of year and one of my biggest personal goals for this time is to be present.  I want to soak in the memories and feel all the feels.  I don’t […]

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Changing Our Holiday Traditions

Changing Our Holiday Traditions I turned to my parents, who were visiting, and asked them what they wanted for breakfast. My dad was playing with his granddaughter, Madi, and said that he didn’t want me to stress. “You can just make some scrambled eggs and ham or bacon.” He told me. I inwardly sighed. “Dad, […]

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10 Best Local Places To Christmas Shop In Austin

10 Best Local Places To Christmas Shop In Austin Need Last Minute Gifts?!  Missed the Shipping Cut Offs?! Austin is an incredibly unique town with so many one-of-a-kind neighborhoods and surrounding areas.  This town truly encourages Austinites to embrace entrepreneurship as well as creativity at the same time as accepting everyone in their distinctness.  We […]

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The Lies Our Children Are Told

The Lies Our Children Are Told I woke up at 3am this morning with this blog post idea. It burned inside of me. It started with the nationwide middle school epidemic of juuling, but didn’t stop there. As the ideas tumbled into my mind, I turned on my lamp and wrote the lies down. Juuling/vaping […]

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