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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This Is 30

This is 30

I turned 30 on Friday. I expected to wake up and feel something — wiser? More refined? More maternal? Spoiler alert: I didn’t feel any of those things. I felt the same, yet somehow different. I’ve been in my 20’s for quite awhile now, as you can imagine. A decade has passed both entirely too quickly and […]

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I’m Sorry I Was Late Today

Chaotic Life with Kids

I’m sorry I was late today. I had every intention of being on time, but the best laid plans often go to shit when there’s a baby and toddler involved. I’m not sure if you know this, but I’m still pumping for my eleven-month-old. I say ‘pumping’ because he never latched very well. It was really important […]

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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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Dear Middle School Teachers

Hayley

You are pretty fabulous. You deal with some super crappy kids – as well as some incredible ones – without ever letting on how tired or frustrated you might be. It amazes me how much my daughter is absorbing, and I know that it’s thanks to your passion and dedication. I know teaching is a […]

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