Happy National Play Outside Day

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Central Texans like to boast that there’s nothing quite like Spring in our beautiful state. The wildflowers, the short but powerful rains bringing life to our hill country, the warm (and if we’re lucky...
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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...

Good Books to Cuddle Up While Social Distancing

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Hello Love! This month is the perfect time for reading at home. Grab a blanket, head outdoors to enjoy the scenic view of your back or front yard, and relax with your favorite story....
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Our Kids are Playing Sports Despite the Pandemic

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Sadly the pandemic isn’t ending as soon as we would like. {Tomorrow-- please!). This means we have to continue to figure out how to live, work, nourish and raise our children to the best...

Why I’m Saying “No!” to ALL the Extracurricular Activities

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I want to start this post with a warning/confession: my only child is only 20 months, so in some ways, the following words are coming from a still-fresh new mom who still has the...

World Book Day: Give Me All The Books!

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My husband and I are avid readers. We met in Journalism school, and both had specializations in English. To say we like reading is an understatement. I mean who willingly takes multiple college English...

30 Novels That Are Perfect for Fall Reading

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Summer is often touted as the best time for reading, and I’m all for a good Summer Reading List. But I propose we also begin to make Autumn Reading a thing. After all, fall...

Outside Of The Box Activities For Your Child This School Year

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As you know the kids are back in school.  As a result, you can finally shop at Target alone without buying a toy that you didn’t budget for. Now, what do you do after school? The...

Why Mom Needs A Hobby

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In the fall of 2012, I started a personal blog—partly because I enjoyed writing, but mostly to get my husband off my back about sharing my perspective with somebody beyond the pages of my...

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...