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Hi, I'm Heather. I'm a thirty-four year old SAHM. I live in North Austin with my husband Chris and our four kids. I'm a Louisiana native, but I've been in Austin almost five years. I love crafting, reading, keeping up with my kids' crazy lives, and I live on coffee!

Fresh New Thanksgiving Recipes

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Fresh New Thanksgiving Recipes Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays.  I have fond memories of a warm house and a table full of family members.  And food. So. Much. Food. I also...

Surviving Middle School: Top Tips From Teachers and Parents

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Surviving Middle School: Top Tips From Teachers and Parents Ahh, middle school.  Braces. Pimples. Social anxiety. Rapidly changing bodies and slowly changing maturity levels.  Most people I know don’t look back on middle school with fond...

Parents, This School Year….Just. Put. The. Phone. Down.

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Parents, This School Year…. Just. Put. The. Phone. Down. Okay, I know that’s a scary title.  I’m not asking you to stop playing Candy Crush...Is that what's in right now? Or whatever the latest mobile game...

I’m Raising My Kids To Be Competitive…But It’s Not What You Think

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I'm Raising My Kids To Be Competitive... But It's Not What You Think I am raising three competitive kids...which is kind of a controversial thing in this day and age.  Some people think that all kids...

My Breast Cancer Scare At 34

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My Breast Cancer Scare At 34 When I was 34, I discovered a tiny lump in my left breast.  Well, I rediscovered it. See, I’d known it was there when I was nursing my youngest...

Ready For A Swagger Wagon? Read This Before You Buy…

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Ready For A Swagger Wagon? Read This Before You Buy... I admit it...there was a time I scoffed at minivans.  As a twenty something parent, I hunched over my little sedan and popped that infant...

Teacher Approved Back To School Gifts

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Teacher Approved Back To School Gifts Summer is nearing its end, and I am in denial...Is anyone else just NOT ready for back to school time?!  While I have not even looked at our school...

I Cried In The Shower Tonight….When The Dark Days Win In Special Needs Parenting

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I Cried In The Shower Tonight…. When The Dark Days Win In Special Needs Parenting I cried in the shower tonight.  Now, for many of you, that’s not a big deal.  “Heck”, some of you might...

The Day The Girl Took Her Top Off At The Pool…

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The Day The Girl Took Her Top Off At The Pool…   A few summers ago, I took my kids on a swim date to a friend’s pool at their apartment complex.  The pool was huge,...

Kids Eat Free (or almost!) in and around Austin

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Have you ever taken your family out to eat and groaned upon seeing the huge bill, and the mostly full kid plates left in front of you?  Or do you have a little one...