Lindsey J. Wiese

Hi AMB, I'm Lindsey: Christian. Proud Texan. Wife to Ryan & Mama to Alexandra. I'm a SAHM but never actually "stay-at-home" --we go out everyday in the name of adventure & enrichment...and mama's sanity! Current faves are swimming, music, MOPS & hiking nature trails. When I'm not off traveling, in a barre workout class, or cooking dinner (ready at 6:30 sharp, don't mess with my schedule!), I blog about mom-friendly fashion, beauty products, and my motherhood journey at Blog Joie de Vivre.

Top 20 Disney Tips

Top 20 Disney Tips Planning a family trip to The Most Magical Place on Earth? Here are my Top 20 Disney Tips: Use a Travel Agent: Their services are completely free to you. There are...

Best Shoes for Every Age

Our family takes shoes seriously: my husband has a larger collection than I do, I (like any red-blooded American woman) adore shoe shopping, and we actively seek out the best brands and highest quality...

Five Favorite Mother’s Day Gifts

Husbands of #ATX: Consider this your handy-dandy gift guide to Mother's Day. -- What to give and where to get it! No matter if you're shopping for your own mom (now World's Best Grandma!)...

How to Hygge: Creating a Home of Comfort and Coziness

Filtered throughout the pages of home decor magazines, portrayed in Instagrams, and emulated in retail stores, the Danish concept of "Hygge" seems to be everywhere these days. Pronounced like "hue-guh," Hygge is a Scandinavian...
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Life in a Nursing Bra

With the birth of my second child on Feb. 1st, life has transitioned in many ways...surviving the newborn fog, learning to be a family of four, and of course: breastfeeding. Thank goodness for no...

15 Favorite Places and Products for Mom Pampering

As the old saying goes, "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." As society begins to recognize the importance of physical and mental health, both moms and those who love them have started to...
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Handling the Trail of Lights with Young Kids

Heading out to Austin's favorite holiday tradition -- the Trail of Lights-- this year? What about the new Winter Wonderland at the Circuit? Whatever outdoor Christmas festival is on your family's holiday bucket list,...
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Teacher Gift Ideas for the Holidays & Beyond

This morning in my moms' group, we were just talking about how hard the holidays are on moms. There are lots of wish-lists to organize: figuring out what's coming for your kids from the...
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How to Dress for Fall in the Texas Heat

Fall in Texas has got to be the most welcomed season of the year. After a long, hot and humid summer, nearly everyone is looking out for those first crisp cool signs of Fall....
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Best Staycations in Austin

Big fan of staycations over here. When you become parents, spontaneity gets tossed out the window -- especially when it comes to overnight travel. Luckily, staycations provide a scenery change without the usual exhaustive...