Why I Need Friends

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Reflecting on the big milestones in my life – graduating from high school and college, getting confirmed, my wedding, moving to Austin, my kids’ births and birthdays, the death of my dad, running my...

What’s In Your Diaper Bag?

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My diaper bag is an ever-evolving thing. I am an enneagram type 1/ type A personality so lists are my best friends, and I started a list of what I’d need in my little...

Terrible Twos? Try Threenagers.

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  People always talk about the “terrible twos.” There are tons of jokes out there about a kid's second year. Heck even popular T.V. shows address the issue (see this Terrible Twos episode from the...

Back-to-School Breakfasts

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Holy Moly! As much as I am looking forward to the return of a little structure and routine in our lives, I’m not looking forward to the hectic-ness that is a before-school-morning. And, as...

If You Give A Child A Cookie…

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If you give a child a cookie, he’s going to ask for two. When you give him two, he’ll probably ask you for three. When you give him the stink eye, he’ll settle for two and...

Challenging Status Quo

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My last few blog posts have had some contention and I wanted to bare a little of my soul with my readers. So why am I writing nutritional posts that can sometimes challenge the status...

I’m Going To Miss The Baby Stage

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"It's your turn," I blearily mumble to my husband. Except, since I'm still exclusively breastfeeding my almost-6 month old, it's always my turn. There are times, of course, when she wakes up at night...

Leave Home Without Sunscreen

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Before you slather yourself and your kids with sunscreen this summer, let’s talk about sunscreen. Sunscreen is a multi-billion-dollar industry, yet there are no studies that prove that the use of sunscreen protects us from...

10 Mom Skills I Never Knew I Had

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c You know what I was just thinking…  What if I never became a Mom? Then I wouldn’t have known what I am made of. Because of my kids, I’m PROUD of who I am! The best animal...

5 Tips for Mindful Parenting At The Pool

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Drowning is the #1 CAUSE of accidental death in children ages 1-4. Accidental. Preventable. It is essential to practice mindful parenting in and around any water. When we see unsafe behavior around the pool or any body...

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