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.

10 Quick Back-to-School Breakfast Ideas

10 Quick Back-to-School Breakfast Ideas If you’re anything like me, I embrace all the sleep I can get.  I usually will get up without hitting snooze, but that’s only because I’ve already set my alarm...

Kids Take Over the Kitchen: Easiest Recipes

Kids Take Over the Kitchen: Easiest Recipes If your kiddos are anything like mine, they are eager to help out in the kitchen, any hour of the day.  And if you're anything like me, you're...

Family-Friendly Hike + Bike Trails In Austin

Family-Friendly Hike + Bike Trails In Austin One can never say enough about the planning behind Austin’s parks, trails and green space.  It truly is a one of a kind city that allows you to...

DIY: Reusable Food Savers

DIY: Reusable Food Savers   It's that time of year. The kids are out of school and you have to pack the entire pantry just to go to the splash pad/pool/playground for an hour.  I don't...
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DIY Festive Tee for The 4th of July

If you're anything like me, you love a good festive tee. And there's isn't much better than being able to create a custom one that involves kiddo participation! So here's a clever way to...

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup (Vegan)

Listen, I know it's about to be a Texas summer and all, but you can never go wrong with a super easy, healthy AND tasty meal, right?  Hey, maybe it's even quite delicious served...
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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...