Texans Are Homeschooling More Than Ever | Time4Learning

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Since 2004, I’ve been watching and supporting the homeschooling movement grow and broaden. I’d like to share a few observations that might help some Texas parents as they make decisions about what’s best for...

Simple Ways To Support Teachers All Year Long

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The new school year has officially kicked off! New smells, new memories and new teachers. And although the first few days, perhaps even weeks, are shiny and bright, the newness fades and the monotony...

Lunch Box Love: Notes and Jokes From the Heart

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Do you leave notes in your kids lunch boxes for them to find every day?  You don’t?!  Well you definitely should.  Kids love getting fun notes from their parents, grandparents and other people in their...

Back-to-School Morning Routine Tips

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The beginning of another school year is finally HERE! Mornings in the next few weeks may be a challenge for some families, but establishing a solid morning routine will get everyone out the door...

When Mama Has the Back-to-School Blues

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My son’s entrance into kindergarten has loomed large in my head for the past couple of years. But I always swatted away any negative thoughts by telling myself that his first day was far...

Help Kids Cope With Back-to-School Jitters

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Heading back to school can cause jitters for both parents and kids. Between school supply shopping and end of summer activities, the lead-up to the 1st day of school can be full of excitement. But,...

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...

Ultimate Guide to Dorm Room Essentials

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Hey, there, college kid momma! By now, our favorite stores have dedicated a whole section for cute, esthetically pleasing dorm supplies. When I say “favorite stores,” I really mean Target, by the way. But...
Au Pair Laura and Mom Angie pose in front of Austin's downtown skyline with happy baby in the baby carrier.

Au Pair life: Tips from a Current Mom and Former Au Pair

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When I was 17 I moved to Paris. Without wealthy parents to support me, working as an Au Pair was the only available ticket to freedom and adventure abroad. With a shoe-box chambre de...

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas from a Former Teacher

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Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated during the first full week in May. Here are some great gift ideas to show your teachers some LOVE!  Teachers are grateful of any gift from parents, BUT if you’re...