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6 Ways to Teach Advent to Our Children

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The holiday season can be so busy, sometimes out of control busy, but in our family, we are striving for the complete opposite.  We want this time of year to be focused on creating...

Leave Home Without Sunscreen

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Before you slather yourself and your kids with sunscreen this summer, let’s talk about sunscreen. Sunscreen is a multi-billion-dollar industry, yet there are no studies that prove that the use of sunscreen protects us from...

Guide To Toddler-Friendly Indoor Play In Austin

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Guide To Toddler-Friendly Indoor Play In Austin Even with Austin’s 300 days of sunshine each year, sometimes it’s just too chilly, wet, or sweltering to play outdoors. But with a toddler around, you’ve still got...

Hey Pumping, Working Mom, You Get a Gold Star

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It’s baby round 2, pumping round 2. With my first, I was an exclusive pumper (EP). This next round, I was able to nurse. Now that I’m back at work, however, I’m basically back...

There’s No Hierarchy For Pain (And Other Lessons From The NICU)

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Ten weeks ago, I sat in my then three-day-old daughter’s isolation room in the NICU, sobbing to the head nurse. In between the sobs were apologies: “I’m sorry you have to waste your time comforting me....
Halloween Gender Reveal Idea | Boo-y of Ghoul | Austin Moms Blog

Boo-y or Ghoul?? Halloween Gender Reveal Bash!

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This weekend's Halloween gender reveal party was exhausting, nerve racking, crazy but SO worth it! Boo-y or Ghoul? Which did you guess?? I LOVED the idea of a Halloween-themed party so I had to make...

Swimming Lessons in Austin and Surrounding Areas

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With the heat creeping up and the kids getting restless, it’s time to start heading towards the water (if you are not already there now)! Whether you are splashing at the pool, diving in...

Guide to Austin Area Pediatricians

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We know that finding the right pediatrician for your kiddos is a daunting task with dozens of options all around the city. To help, we’ve compiled all of our favorite pediatric practices in one...
Mother's Day Out

Why Mothers Day Out is Worth it

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If you had asked me three months ago if Mother’s Day Out (MDO) is worth it, I would have strongly hesitated before answering.  We have our battles.  For one, my daughter is now a...

Spotting Hand Foot Mouth Disease

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While my kiddo and I were on vacay across the country, he developed hand foot mouth disease (while getting molars). I had no idea. Because like so many things with kiddos, these germs showed themselves...