Socially Distant Gender Reveal Parties (that won’t burn down a forest)


Gender reveal parties have become almost as common as baby showers, and during a world-wide pandemic, parents-to-be may feel like they’re missing out. Confetti cannons and colored cupcakes with all of your closest friends may not always fall under Covid guidelines, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate your sweet baby. If gender reveals […]

Do you have a young singer at home? National Children’s Chorus is here in Austin!


Do you have a young singer at home? National Children’s Chorus is here in Austin!   Do you have a young singer at home? They are in luck as the esteemed National Children’s Chorus has officially launched it’s online programming to our Austin youth! The National Children’s Chorus Academy provides children ages 5-17 the opportunity […]

The Family Gap Plan, Inspired by Brene Brown

I pretty much consume any content by Brene Brown, #noshame. Her work on shame, vulnerability and whole-hearted living is game-changing – research-based, easy-to-understand, and universally relatable. If you have no idea who I’m talking about, learn more about her here. In one of her podcast episodes released in March, right as the world started closing due […]

Best Pumpkin Patches in and Around the Austin Area

Oh, my Gourd! Tis the season for all things pumpkin! From lattes to patches, we are ready for all of the fun that comes along with Autumn. I am all about finding the best pumpkin patches around Austin for family photos and stops to pick the biggest pumpkin or gourd. Thanks to COVID, some of […]

5 Tips to Help With Virtual Learning | Sylvan Learning Center

I first made the decision to homeschool well over a decade ago, when I was a mom of 2. As the years passed, my household expanded from four to nine. I learned volumes of tips, tricks, and wisdom during the past ten years, and now that we are virtual schooling again, all of those years […]

Go vote, little eyes are watching. Why voting matters now more than ever!


This week, voting opened up for us and we took our afternoon to go to the polls. I’ve taken my daughter with me to vote since I can remember. One year she talked a very nice older gentleman out of quite a few “I voted “ stickers. It was something I could do with her […]

9 Halloween Ideas That Don’t Involve Trick or Treating

9 Halloween Ideas That Don’t Involve Trick or Treating If you’re not really into Trick or Treating this Halloween year, here are some spooky ideas to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve socially-distanced style: Carve Pumpkins this Halloween A family favorite and classic Fall activity, and easy to do socially -distanced with neighbors in your driveways, or […]

What I’ve Learned Since My Kids Started Back to In-Person Learning


I held my daughter’s soft hand as her brother raced ahead to the bus. It was the first day of in-person learning at school. Parents waved at each other, smiled, and made comments on the awkwardness of it all. The morning rush to pack lunches, tie shoes, and race to the bus stop felt like […]

Pregnancy + Smart Devices… What To Know To Protect Your Baby

Sponsored By :: SafeSleeveBehavioral difficulties in children are becoming more common these days, little did moms know this could start as early as pregnancy and they only had to look as far as their smart devices. As a matter of fact, a study from Northwestern Medicine shows that the number of school-aged children suffering from […]

Lowe’s to offer curbside trick-or-treating this Halloween


Halloween is expected to look different across the country amid the coronavirus pandemic, with health officials advising against traditional trick-or-treating. Lowe’s is among other retailers engaging with Halloween consumers in new ways this year. The holiday is going to be different for many companies, including Party City, where Halloween accounts for around 20% of its domestic sales. But some […]