What to Know When Your Daughter Starts Her Period

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"Mom, I think my period just started." Here are some tips for when your daughter reaches this milestone. You’ll want to celebrate with her. However, refrain. She wants you to be calm and not...

How to Simplify in 2020

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I think it’s safe to say that many of us are looking for a simpler life in 2020. I know I am! Do you feel like you have more tasks on your list, than hours...

Mom’s Guide To Creating the Best Birth Plan

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"Wait... I need a 'Birth Plan?' Isn't the plan to ... give birth?" When I signed up for the Bradley Birth Method class, we had no idea of the number of interventions possible during labor...

Not Your Typical New Year’s Resolution Post

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January is often a time that many of us reflect on the past twelve months and set goals and intentions for the year to come. A lot of us view this new calendar year as...

How To Conquer Winter Blues in Austin

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It’s winter in Austin.  Cold. Grey. Wet. Albeit short lived - that’s why we live in Texas after all, the blessedly mild and brief winters!  Still, the crummy weather can get old and leave...

Why I Stopped Drinking Diet Soda

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Many moons ago, my drink of choice was Coke Zero. When I became pregnant back in 2011, however, I remember reading that I should avoid drinking diet soda. Not only does diet soda oftentimes contain...

Why Does Everything Fall Apart When Mom Is Sick?

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Let’s be honest. While our spouses are amazing and offer to help out when mom falls sick the entire household comes to a grinding standstill. No matter how hard our significant others try to...

Mom’s Guide to Motherhood Imposter Syndrome

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A recent New York Times op-ed has brought to light an important topic that many mothers, at one time or another, have experienced. In the op-ed, Casey Wilson, a mother of two, describes her experience...

20 Things To Do in 2020

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Happy New Year Y’all! I hope each of you had a wonderful holiday season and were able to take some time to recharge! I love this time of year. To me, the new year is...

How Learning About the Enneagram Has Helped Me Heal

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My hands trembled as I carefully copied the final sentence of my report onto a fresh sheet of lined notebook paper. In that bygone era when computers weren’t a household commodity, final drafts needed...