Local Austin Ice Cream Shops

Our Austin summer is in full swing! This means sunblock, shorts, and ice cream! While there are many places for you to enjoy ice cream with your family we wanted to highlight some local...

The Ultimate Way to Spend a Day in Austin, Texas

Whether you're visiting Austin or still getting acquainted, I've put together a short list of my very favorite spots for a day and night well-spent (guaranteed). Here is how to spend a day in Austin: Eats...

Five Patriotic Treats for Your 4th of July!

It’s fun to incorporate food into holidays that is either traditional by nature such as Thanksgiving, or creative in a way that represents the celebration, such as being patriotic for the 4th of July....

Show and Tell Ideas, A-Z

Show and Tell. It's a great thing. It gives your child the opportunity to practice public speaking skills. It encourages creativity. A sense of pride. Kids learn from each other. It's something to look...

A Letter from a Hands-On Mama

Dear socially outgoing mamas, Hello, I have a favor to ask of you today: please don't judge my ways As a hands on mama, I love being a part of my kids activities. On any given day,...

Top 5 Summer Parenting Tips for Elementary Moms

Guest Blogger: Mary Mearig I love summer...lazy mornings around the house, family outings to the lake, afternoons at the pool, playdates with friends, and adventures all around Austin.  While playing in the sun and spending...

Annoying Things People Tell You When You are Pregnant…That Aren’t Even True!

If you are pregnant right now, whether it's your first, second, or third (if you're on more than your third, I've got nothin' for ya. Three is all I know) and you are feeling downtrodden by...

Don’t Judge That Bedraggled-Looking Mom

I remember it vividly.  I was in high school.  I was at a restaurant with my boyfriend (now husband), best friend, and HER boyfriend. My best friend and I got up to go to...

Rid Yourself of the “Summer Stir-Crazies”

  "Schooool's out. for. the summer. Schooooool's out. For....ever??" Yikes. Your kids are out of school for summer! Hurray!! Right? Well, mostly. And maybe less so as summer continues.  But for now, we'll stick with "mostly"....

Dealing With An Addict in the Family

I have an addict in my family.  Do you have one in yours? Perhaps you are reading this blog, and you have a spouse or an older child who is an addict, in which case,...

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