10 Reasons Why We <3 Give10Back

10 Reasons Why We <3 Give10Back As a family of 5, we are natural shoppers. From toys, baby stuff, kitchen appliances, cleaning & laundry supplies, and pet stuff, it feels like our family is always...

May We Never Forget: Talking to Your Kids About 9/11

In my late 20s (pre-kids), I visited Auschwitz. To put it bluntly, I saw the many ways people suffered and died.  At the end of my tour, I was left with one stinging question:...
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How Austinties Can Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

“When it's a choice to make between things and life, sometimes you've just got to let the things go and hang on to life.” This quote was taken from a recent article in The Washington...
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Best Options for Drop-in Childcare this Summer

Busy parents, summer break is here! --Yaaaay?!? While yes, I am looking forward to slower days, splash pads and picnic lunches with my dear little one, part of me is also kind of freaking out....
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Why This Austin Mom Loves Bobby Bones

I want to remind all of you that I have written many a blog post now for Austin Moms Blog, and love them or hate them, not ONE of them has made me out...

Random Acts of Kindness For The Whole Family

  The beginning of a new year is a special time to reflect on family dynamic, while making plans for the coming months ahead. Looking back on the year is always fun, and in our...

Where to Volunteer as a Family this Holiday Season

Want to teach your littles the true meaning of Christmas? How about celebrating by helping feed our city's hungry & homeless? Do you have a heart for service but feel scrapped for the time,...

29 Ways to Cope with Post-Holiday Blues

Christmas is over. It really is. You need to go take your decorations down, if you haven't already. I know it's hard to say goodbye, but you just have to let it go. As...

The Revolutionary IDEA of Farm to School Programs

Sponsored By: IDEA Public Schools You may have heard the concept of “farm to table” dining with concerns to the growing hip trend among the culinary scene. The term refers to practice of growing and using...

Gifts That Give Back

Whether you’re ready or not, the holiday season is upon us. Part of the merry-making typically involves gift giving. Now holiday gifts can take many forms, from neatly packaged baked goods to skillfully crafted...