mardi gras

What you may not know about Mardi Gras

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Growing up in Ville Platte, LA, Mardi Gras was something very different than what the world sees on TV. There were no extravagant floats or costumes flooding the streets of this small town in...
Non-Candy Valentines

Favorite Non-Candy Valentine’s Gifts

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Go down the Valentine's aisle in the grocery store and you will be overwhelmed with the selection of sweets. So. much. candy! When I took my children to pick out their class Valentine's cards,...
Valentine's Day in Austin

69 ways to spend your Valentine’s Day in Austin

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Valentine's Day is THIS weekend and depending on how you and your significant other plan to spend it, you could already be behind. It is sometimes hard to come up with fresh ideas for...
Valentine's Day Gifts for Him

Gift Ideas for Him this Valentine’s Day

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Valentines marketing for her (and the kids) was in full swing early this year. However, the marketing machine behind great gift ideas for him is lacking. So, I have been scrolling my feed and...

DIY Cocoa Bombs: Valentine, You’re The Bomb

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Hows about a little how-to on those fabulous DIY cocoa bombs? Seeing as how these things are all the rage as of late, why not attempt a DIY version just in time for Valentine's...
Resolutions

My Non-Resolution Plan for 2021

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Do you start each year resolving to be a better you through a new year's resolution? I did, until 2020! Do you know what I mean when I say it could be described in one...
MLK Day

MLK Day: Let’s Never Forget

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January 18th, 2021 marks the official day we celebrate, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr known as MLK Day. His legacy, however, stretches far beyond a single day. His activism and tenacity to never...

Teaching Children to Celebrate Differences

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Everyday I am reminded that the world my daughter is growing up in is completely different than the world I grew up in. While there have been so many things that have happened in...
New Year

Simple Living in the New Year

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If I have learned anything from 2020, it is to enjoy the small things and practice gratitude each day. At the end of each year, I plan how I want my upcoming new year...
New Year's Eve

13 Family-Friendly Ways to Spend New Year’s Eve in Austin

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No matter how you choose to spend your New Year’s Eve this year, there’s a family-friendly event somewhere in Austin just for you. From virtual parties to noon-time balloon drops, this incredibly family-friendly list...