Summer Bucket List

What to Do In Austin this Summer with Kids

I think I might be the only mom in the entire world who despises summer. Confession: I thrive off schedules and order. I like to know that we will wake up, have breakfast, and head off to school. I don’t like the moping around the house or the sighing of boredom. I also don’t like that summer camp […]

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6 Raw Truths of Parenting Kids with a Larger Age Gap

Siblings with Larger Age Gap

My 12-year-old daughter Hayley was not exactly planned. We were pretty young parents and hadn’t even finished growing up yet, ourselves. Subsequently, we had much that we wanted to accomplish before expanding our family. When she was about eight, the baby fever set in – right when I was in the midst of graduate school. Her baby brother Colin was born […]

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This is 28.

Birthday

I turned 28 today. Many people wished me a Happy Birthday via text and posted messages on my Facebook wall. I was asked countless times if I was “doing anything special” to celebrate. I woke up, ate my usual breakfast, and boarded my train to work. I came home an hour early to have dinner […]

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