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Best Farms in and Around the Austin Area

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Warmer weather in Austin means it’s almost berry picking season and we have no shortage of awesome farms in the Austin area! There are...

Best Ways to Enjoy Winter in Austin

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When I first chose to write this post, I chuckled a little because unlike some other cities, it’s not hard to enjoy winter in...

There’s No Hierarchy For Pain (And Other Lessons From The NICU)

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Ten weeks ago, I sat in my then three-day-old daughter’s isolation room in the NICU, sobbing to the head nurse. In between the sobs were...

10 Best Nonstop Flights From Austin For Family Vacations

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When I’m considering any sort of travel with my toddler, my criteria for the flight are 1) it must be nonstop, 2) it must...

Your Birth Experience: Knowledge Is Power

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Before even getting pregnant, I watched the documentary The Business of Being Born, which explores the experience of childbirth in the U.S. today. While...

10 Reasons Why Parenting Was Less Stressful For My Mom

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Being a mom has brought me the most joy I’ve ever experienced, but also the most stress. From struggling with breastfeeding and sleep; to...

Naptime Is for Me, And I Can’t Survive Without It

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  Nap-time Is for Me, And I Can’t Survive Without It It’s 1:45 p.m. My son is supposed to be napping, and I’m supposed to be...

12 Kid-Friendly Brunch Places In Austin

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12 Kid-Friendly Brunch Places In Austin For a while after our son was born, my husband and I thought our brunching days were over. We...

Guide To Toddler-Friendly Indoor Play In Austin

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Guide To Toddler-Friendly Indoor Play In Austin Even with Austin’s 300 days of sunshine each year, sometimes it’s just too chilly, wet, or sweltering to...

Am I A Grinch For Wanting A Minimalist Christmas?

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Am I A Grinch For Wanting A Minimalist Christmas? For quite a while now, I’ve struggled with my relationship to “stuff.” Deep down, I want...