Alison Bogle

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Alison Bogle is a writer living in Austin with her husband Scott, daughter Ana (2006) and boy/girl twins, Reed and Sofia (2011). A former marketing manager turned fourth grade teacher, she now works at home as a unicorn. Seriously. Magical thinking is the only possible explanation for how her family thinks she could pull off all they ask of her! She loves travel, reading, running, blowing off steam with friends, being outside, and the Don Juan taco with a passion. She can usually be found biting off more than she can chew and, of course, writing about it. Check her out at www.mycontrolexperiment.com or monthly in Austin Family magazine.

If You Give A Child A Cookie…

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If you give a child a cookie, he’s going to ask for two. When you give him two, he’ll probably ask you for three. When you give him the stink eye, he’ll settle for two and...

A Mom’s (Tongue-In-Cheek) Guide To A Dinner Party

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Count the number of chairs around your table. Subtract 1 or 2 (single mom or partnered-up). Now, quick-think of that many of your favorite friends. 2. Don’t pause. Just text or email a date...

Top 10 Movie Theaters For Summer

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Besides a pool, there is nothing more blissful on a hot summer’s day than a cool, dark movie theater. Even better if you toss in some salty popcorn for the kids and some caffeine...

Summer Crafting: Beating Those Dog Days Of Summer The Crafty Way

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Summer usually starts out with a bang – full of great plans and even greater intentions. But what’s a parent to do when the plans have been used up and the heat outside makes...

Infertility – A Hidden Scar

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Sometimes I’m struck by just how much we humans can endure, without anyone else ever guessing a thing. Once the initial wound has turned to scar, we put on a brave face and go...

To My Girls: Don’t Look for Anyone to Give You Your Power

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I’m raising a son and two daughters. My girls are growing up in a time when there is a renewed societal focus on women’s rights – more so than there has been in a...

Our Family’s Crash Course In Lice: I Dare You To Read This Without Scratching!

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This is one of those articles that is tempting to write anonymously. The subject is creepy, and I guarantee you’ll scratch your head multiple times while reading. But, there's a reason that I've left...

Get Hopping! Austin-Area Easter Egg Hunts

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It’s that time of year when the weather turns nice – finally! – and thoughts turn towards Easter and getting outside. What better way to combine the two than with an Easter egg hunt?...

We Ditched Weekday Screen Time

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We Ditched Weekday Screen Time I have a love/hate relationship with technology. When I’m catching up on my Facebook feed, I love it. When I’m shooting off a snarky text to my best friend, I...

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

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St. Patrick's Day Recipes St. Patrick’s Day is one of the unassuming holidays that tends to get overlooked. With a little bit of effort, though, it can turn into one of your child(ren)’s favorites. After...