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5 Tips For Getting Your Littles To Help Out Around The House

5 Tips For Getting Your Littles To Help Out Around The House I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, one of our most important jobs as parents is keeping our children from becoming self-centered...

Best Family Drive -Thrus in Austin

Best Family Drive -Thrus in Austin Not to sound lazy, but sometimes the idea of getting out of my car to obtain food seems like a Herculean effort. You know the feeling – the thought...

The Must List: International Travel With Kids

The Must List: International Travel With Kids “I will NEVER get on a plane with this child again.” We had just flown across the country with our then 6-month-old son, and it had been a...

Back To School Around The World

Back To School Around The World For most American parents, the closest thing we have to a “Back to School” tradition is slapping “First Day of 2nd grade” on a piece of paper/Etsy chalkboard, snapping...

Stealth Kid-Friendly Restaurants (North Central Edition)

Stealth Kid-Friendly Restaurants (North Central Edition) Psst! Over here! I could get in major trouble for sharing this intel with you, but here goes. . . There’s more to life than Chuck E. Cheese. You know how sometimes...
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Get Ready to Read!

“IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII. . . seeeeeeeeee . . . aaaaaaaaa . . . buuuuuuug.” Is there anything cuter than a new reader sounding out words? My son had come home from school with his first “easy reader”...
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Everybody Into the Pool! An AMB Swim Lesson Guide

Just as the cobbler’s children had no shoes, this swim teacher’s kid couldn’t do the backstroke worth a lick. In my teens and 20s, I was a lifeguard, swim instructor, and camp aquatics director,...
Lose the Baby Weight

How to Lose the Baby Weight in Easy-To-Do Steps

I bruised my butt. I’d decided to try a new cardio dance class at my gym, and while attempting to execute a move I’ve termed “flamingo in a blender” … it happened. The speakers in...
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My Kid Hates Babysitters – A Guide to Easing the Pain and Escaping your...

Dinner was disastrous. The movie was looking miserable. I checked my phone every two minutes for a sign that our son had calmed down for the sitter. As usual, he’d gone bonkers the moment...

Meet Robin Leon

Hi, my name is Robin Leon, and I’m a born-again Texan. Ok, that’s not exactly true. I was born and Dallas, raised in El Paso and graduated from UT. Somehow, though, I took a...

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