Loren McEllin

Lo is the Founder + Chief Innovation Officer of Trotting with Tots, a local stroller-toting mama tribe. When not scoping out new trails and neighborhoods to explore with the running group, she spends her time cooking up random vegan concoctions, inflicting pain on friends with her waxing skills, putzing around on her Cricut machine, inventing some new house project for her husband, and/or drinking wine while watching the latest episode of Intervention. Lo is married to her very own Magic Mike, whom she met on an airplane, and is lackey Mom to two munchkins (Gage + Gemma), and an allergy-ridden pup (Killian). She loves the color yellow, the sound of high heels on asphalt and gargantuan wind chimes.
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Favorite Parks In Austin

Spring has sprung!  And during these magnificent days, where shall we take the kiddo(s)? With all the amazing green space and proper park planning that Austin has done, this decision can actually be quite...

Vegan Enchiladas

Chow!  (Man, I crack myself up.)   I have been a seagan for just about a year and a half.  it really is ok to laugh and say to yourself, 'How ridiculous!'  I do it...
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School Valentine Ideas

Oh, Valentine's Day... as a child, you were one of my most favorite days of the year. We would hang up our paper folders on the side of our desk and wait for a...
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New Year, New Mom Goals

Perhaps this blog post should begin with how I wanted to do less procrastinating in 2018, and how this particular piece should have been written and posted over two weeks ago. Yep, winning on...
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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Hubs

If your husband is anything like mine, he buys whatever he needs whenever he needs it (and then some). Often finding the perfect gift to fend-off the 'Woe is Me' song is quite tricky....
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Winter Date Nights

Winter is coming. And with Winter comes cold weather, fire pits, warm boots, crisp, cool air, and my personal favorite time of the year to dote on The Hubs, my Magic. There's just something to...
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Return Of The Elf

Tis' the season of Chip.  He's our family's Elf and he does anything but stay on a shelf.  It's nice to have him around so that I can mention, 'Chip is watching...' in any...

Tips To Saving Some Moolah During The Holiday Hoopla

I may not always be the most frugal person, but I do take pride in saving as much as I can by shopping throughout the year for holidays gifts. And that means that the...
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Fall Kid-Friendly Craft

Growing up, I was not a fan of the Fall.  It meant that summer was over, school had begun and Winter was coming.  But now, as I get older, I have grown to adore...
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Cupcakes and Cuss Words

My son's first bad word was because of me. Which, might I add, was completely unexpected. If you've ever met his Grammy or his Daddy-O, you would have thought for sure one of them...