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.

Central Texas Wildlife & Why We Love Them

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One of the things I love most about living in Central Texas are all the fun critters that wander through our yard. Here are a few of the most commonly sighted Austin area wildlife...

The 5 Best Prosecco Cocktails

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Is there anything happier than a flute of champagne or prosecco? It can take you from brunch, to a baby shower, to Mother’s Day, to Sunday funday, to GNO, to boss babe celebration, to...

Where to Watch Fireworks in Austin

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Are you ready to celebrate our all-American independence in ATX? This year, 4th of July falls on a Monday and there will be fireworks shows all weekend long and all across the greater Austin...

Why I Hired an Education Consultant

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I wasn’t familiar with the term “Education Consultant” until my son was graduating from 8th grade and it became clear that the public high school in west Austin that we are zoned to was...

How to Spring Clean Your Makeup and Skincare

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You guys! Did you know makeup and skincare have an expiration date? Yep. Most of these consumable products are only good for about a year (less if they’re used on your eyes)! Many of...

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

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I remember learning about Pearl Harbor in high school - I think we touched on it around 11th grade history? They covered the surprise attack by the Japanese that left 2400 Americans dead and...
Pumpkin Spice

National Pumpkin Day | All Things Pumpkin Spice

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Nine months out of the year I can drive past a Starbucks without batting an eye, stepping on the breaks, or flipping on my turn signal. But…when the seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte hits the...
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...