Profound Impacts: 4 Ways To Show Love To Special Needs Friends And Their Families

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Love and friendship are the greatest gifts we can ever give someone. Little bits of our hearts, talent and care physically manifested into these acts.  When we found out that our son has autism, I wondered...

Mom’s Guide To Valentines Day

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Valentine’s Day is traditionally a day to celebrate love and romance with your sweetheart.  It used to mean expensive champagne, fine chocolate, red roses and a candlelit dinner.  But Let’s get real, once you...

How to Have a Fantastic February

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February may be the shortest month, even with an extra day tacked on every four years, but it's long on celebrations! It's a month of love and libraries, freedom and fasting, Black history and...

How Moms Can Adopt A More Realistic View Of Self-Care

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I’ve been planning my self-care staycation for months.  After celebrating Christmas with my husband, 2-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter, I’ll spend two to three days doing things for, and by, myself. I’ve told myself that...

Holiday Spirit – Chore Or Choice? You Choose.

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If there is one thing 2019 whacked me on the head with, it’s the fact that we have a choice - pretty much always - to control our mindset. What we think controls how we...

Take Your Kids To Meet Austin’s One And Only 15-foot Elf

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A special elf from the North Pole has landed in Austin, and has a cozy downtown loft at the corner of 6th & Brazos. Dale on the Rail has been spreading cheer from his...

Give the Gift of Reading from LOCAL Authors

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This Christmas, consider giving the gift of reading…from LOCAL authors. The following list outlines 20 FANTASTIC reads from Austin and surrounding area authors and well-known, Texan authors for children, young adults and adults! Children's Books Candynomics...

Day-Trip Christmas Destinations With The Kids

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Our fair city has its share of must-see holiday events: the Trail of Lights at Zilker Park and the Christmas Light Show at Mozart's Coffee, just to name a few. However, if you've been-there/done-that, there...

Adopting Holiday Traditions

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Moving to another country is a milestone marker in life. It offers the chance to adopt a whole new culture, learn the norms of a different society and adapt to colloquial speech. When I moved...

Guide to Holiday Giving in Austin

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It’s easy to get caught up in shopping, dining, party-going, and traveling during the holidays in our affluent Austin area bubbles.  The continual bustle also makes it easy to forget that there are so...