Last Minute Back To School Checklist

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We have been melting in the Austin heat since school was over a couple months ago. Searching for fun things to do inside or around water, loading up the kids in the car to...

Simple Ways to Make Other Women Smile

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What makes you smile? For me, it is someone else’s smile.I like to make others smile and be happy just by reminding them that they are loved, valued and appreciated. Simple gestures go a long...

Must-visit Bookstores in ATX

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The Austin metropolitan area is home to many bookstores you can enjoy by yourself or with the family to celebrate Book Lovers Day – large and small, general and specialized, North and South and...

Sisterhood: In Retrospect

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 “Sisterhood is a Journey” -Unknown In July of 1984, I came into the world (honorably so of course) to be the belated 1st birthday gift to a little girl who otherwise would have lived a...

Why I’m Going (and Staying) Gray

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My mom was 40 when I was born, and when I was in elementary school that felt to me like she was OLD! Add a few gray hairs on top of it, subtract zero...

Shows to Binge While Breastfeeding Your Baby

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I don't want to brag, but I've always been good at binge watching. Before I became a parent, I had plans for what I’d do when I had a kid. Everything would be gender...

The Final Feed (and all the feels)

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A moment I didn’t expect to come when it did--the final feed. But let’s start at the beginning of our breastfeeding journey. Naively thinking breastfeeding would come naturally and easy, I struggled hard with...

Bereaved Parents Awareness Month: A Letter to Grieving Parents

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A letter to grieving parents in honor of Bereaved Parents Awareness Month...something I thought I would never in a million years be composing. RELATED READING :: Carrying My Baby In My Heart Instead of My Arms Dear...

Simple and Healthy Picnic Recipes that your Kids will Love

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I pick. You pick. We pick. A picnic! I love picnics because they can elevate a simple lunch into a special event. When you carry your food to a new location, suddenly your lunch...

The Best Dive Bars in Austin

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Sometimes you need a place where you can really let your hair down and kick your shoes up...way up, like a honkey tonk! Dive Bars are where it's cool to be uncool. Relax, rewind,...