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.
Suicide

Suicide Prevention Month

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September is Suicide Prevention Month and as parents we need to be educated about the risk factors and warning signs of youth suicide. While it’s wonderful we have a month to bring awareness to...
Bats

What to Know About the Bats in Austin

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Austin is home to one of the most famous and one of the largest urban bat colonies in North America. Every night around sunset March through September you can see our migrating Mexican Free-Tailed...
Sunscreen

Guide to Sunscreens

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I love summer and sunshine is the actual best. We joke that I am cold blooded because unless the sun is shining directly on me, I’m usually cold. While a little bit of vitamin...

Games That Are Fun For the Whole Family

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Summer is here, those HOT days are creeping in. Whether for a family game night or needing an activity inside in the A/C, these family games are the way to go. We love family...

There’s an Overwhelming Need for Foster Care Families

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May is foster care awareness month and I want to take a moment to bring your attention to the overwhelming need for foster families and how YOU can help some of the most vulnerable...
horseback riding

Best Places for Horseback Riding Lessons in Austin

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I honestly can’t remember a time that I didn’t love horses...in my first photo-documented horseback ride, I was two years old! I’ve continued to take lessons, care for, lease, compete with, and own horses...
pet

Everything You Need to Know About Fostering a Pet

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Fostering animals is pretty much the best. My boys love animals and are always asking for more pets...but I was hesitant, anticipating that when the excitement wore off, mom would be left with the...
italian food

Best Italian Food in Austin

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I love to eat, cook, and write about Italian food. My grandmother was from Sicily and her family recipes introduced me to the wonders of real Italian cuisine. Classic Italian food is simple, delicious,...

7 Tips for Foster Parents

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You’ve done all the paperwork, taken all the classes, passed all the home inspections, and you're FINALLY a licensed foster mom expecting your first placement. It’s time to meet the little one that will...

Why I love our “Shelter-In-Place” Life

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My kids are thriving on our Coronavirus-imposed schedule and no one is more surprised than me! And I'm even kind of loving our shelter in place life. When I heard that schools were closing...