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I am an Austin original, an Austinite if you will. My parents grew up in Michigan, my dad worked for Warner Bros and they had a job for him in Houston. While in Houston, they discovered Austin, moved there, started a family and the rest is history. For the last 33 years, I have watched […]
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Summer break means VBS for many kids, and there sure are a lot of options in and around Austin. Here’s a list of VBS programs in Austin: 1. Creation Care VBS @ Church of the Violet Crown (East Austin) This VBS curriculum will explore how God cares for creation and invites us to do the […]
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Mama’s Boy Gets a Sister Merriam Webster defines the adjective jealous as this:  1.   hostile toward a rival or one believed to enjoy an advantage 2.   a. intolerant of rivalry or unfaithfulness        b. disposed to suspect rivalry or unfaithfulness 3.   vigilant in guarding a possession Jealousy is clearly a […]
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Can I get a witness for how AMAZING Austin is for families? Seriously, there isn’t a day that goes by where I’m not hearing about a new restaurant (my prerequisites are margaritas and playgrounds), a hiking trail, a jump house, a concert or just some super fun thing to do with my kid. I don’t […]
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When we started our house hunt for our first home six years ago, our check-list was mostly focused on the physical house. We had a list of everything we wanted and needed. We didn’t want a fixer-upper because newlyweds + grad school + busy jobs + home renovation didn’t quite seem like the ideal combo […]
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Summer is almost in full swing, and I can’t think of a better way to pass these hot, long days than under the shade of a tree with a good book. Ok, I know that’s not for everyone, but that pretty much sums up most of my childhood summers, and I loved every bit of […]
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Before my son was born, a few people who knew my clean-freak tendencies warned me that I would soon have to ease up and embrace the mess that comes with kids. For me, a clean house is non-negotiable, so this advice kind of annoyed me. I knew having a baby would mean a LOT of […]
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You know those people on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter who post their every thought and move? Do people really care what they had for breakfast, lunch, dinner? No, I generally don’t BUT I do appreciate their transparency. It had me thinking one day, maybe someone really does care. Maybe the poster just has a […]
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When I was growing up, it seemed like everyone around me had everything. What began as an obsession with Pogs, Beanie Babies, and Tamagotchis later morphed into a love of Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, and Ugg Boots. It wasn’t enough to have just one, either — I wanted a collection of all the pretty […]
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I hate the c-word: cancer. It reared its ugly head at the end of last year. My cousin and best friend, who was 22 weeks pregnant with her second child at the time, was diagnosed with lymphoma and began chemo. Being the brave mama warrior she is, she delivered a healthy baby boy at 36 […]
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