Mary J. Mearig

Mary J. Mearig
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I love sunshine and have no idea what a day without coffee would be like. I’m married to my high school prom date. I met my husband Seth in our hometown Juneau, Alaska where we had our wedding 14 years ago. Seth has my name tattooed on his bicep and we go back to AK every summer. I’m a #boymom to three wild, funny, charming, energetic little men. I like to think of parenting as a great experiment...it’s too soon to tell if it worked or not! While we wait for the results, I know I’m right where I’m supposed to be.

Guide to Holiday Giving in Austin

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It’s easy to get caught up in shopping, dining, party-going, and traveling during the holidays in our affluent Austin area bubbles.  The continual bustle also makes it easy to forget that there are so...

Yes, Our Family Hunts!

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Hunting is a Mearig family tradition!  The number one reason we hunt is to spend quality time enjoying the outdoors.  Sitting still in a silent deer blind in the crisp fall air as the...

The Perfect Picnic

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Is there anything better than leaning back in the cool breeze on a grassy slope with a cup of hot cider in hand?  Sigh. Fall is approaching and it is hard not to get...

Why I Embraced “Labeling” My Kid | Understanding Special Needs

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I knew that some things were harder for my kids than they should be.  At first, there were just fleeting thoughts in the back of my mind...“is this normal?”...”is he just a strong willed...

Fishing With Kids

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School's out and it’s prime fishing season!  As a kid I caught my share of bluegills from a canoe and trout from the river bank.  My husband and I accrued countless salmon rod hours...

Change a Child’s Life with CASA of Travis County

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What if your son or daughter no longer had you in their life to meet their physical and emotional needs?  Who would stand in the gap? What if you could make a difference in...

Beautiful, Bursting Blueberries

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Is there anything more mouth-watering than a stack of blueberry pancakes hot off the griddle on a Saturday morning?  When we were kids my mom would send us outside to pick the berries while...

Kids Can Help With Chores

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I would do anything for my kids.  But, I want them to be independent and successful adults who move out of my house and contribute to society...so I don’t.  When my twelve, ten, and...

Limiting Screen Time

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Limiting Screen Time I grew up in the woods.  I mean, I wasn’t raised by wolves or anything like that, but as soon as my sisters and I broke free from school and chores we...

Traveling With A Purpose

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Traveling With A Purpose “But Mom, my friend just got his own xbox and a 55” TV for his room and it’s just.not.fair.”  That’s my cue that it’s time to pack up the fam on...

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