See The Glass Half Full Or Empty? Is complaining your new normal?

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I’d say I’m a positive person. I generally jump out of bed excited to start the day. I write in my gratitude journal, I exercise. I smile all the time. I love my work,...

Parents of special needs children battling regression during coronavirus pandemic

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When you have a child with special needs, your world changes. It spins differently, acts differently and things can be unpredictable. After a while you learn to navigate the crags and canyons until you...

Fun And Healthy Recipes To Make With Your Kids During Quarantine

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Quarantine is the perfect time to invite your kids in the kitchen for some healthy recipes! 1. We are all home2. We all need to eat a couple meals per day3. We might as...

Dear Mom with an autoimmune disease during a pandemic

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Dear Mom with an autoimmune disease during COVID-19, I see you. I am here with you during Covid-19 battling your autoimmune disease. I have the same racing fears you do. I was sharing your same...

Sometimes being told to stay-at-home puts families in danger-at-home

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Between March 16 and April 5 of this year, SAFE had 41 child abuse/parenting related calls. Last year during the same timeframe, SAFE had just 17 calls. Our social media feeds are now filled with...

List of Austin restaurants selling grocery items

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Here's a list of local restaurants now selling grocery items and at-home cocktail kits in Austin. In March, Gov. Greg Abbott allowed Texas restaurants to begin selling in bulk. Now, several Austin restaurants are selling...

World Health Day, Celebrating the Real Heroes

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I can’t think of a more ironic situation for World Health Day. While I try my best to avoid spiraling down into the rabbit hole of anxiety and fear over the state of our...

Coronavirus Is Forcing Us to Go Back to the Basics, and I Like It

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We are living in a time full of complicated decisions, news and feelings. But for those of us fortunate enough to be staying home during this Coronavirus pandemic, our lives have gotten much simpler...

Pandemics And Our Children’s Futures

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I’m just a mom. A mom that is trying to envision what her children’s lives will look like when they are her age. And then I am a mom that can’t help but shed...

Thank you, Heroic Essential Workers of Austin

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Today is a thank you to the heroic essential workers of Austin... They say you never forget where you were when you experience a traumatic or life-changing event and for me, that is 100%...