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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...

I Hate “Falling Back” For Daylight Savings Time, And Here’s Why

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I Hate “Falling Back” For Daylight Savings Time, And Here’s Why Before I became a parent, I liked daylight saving time in the fall. It was...