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What’s your idea of a vacation?

August 30, 2010 0

As I ease back into reality after an end-of-summer visit to my in-laws, I think about how having children totally changed the way I think about trips. As a family, we travel to the Northeast […]

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FREE Music Classes

August 30, 2010 0

Looking for something to do today? There’s a FREE sample Musical Spanish class at Heartsong Music. There are two classes: 3:30 and 4:30pm! This music-filled, action-filled, fun-filled class is for infants through 5 year olds […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Salad Dressing

August 26, 2010 1

I’m kind of a salad-dressing junkie. I buy different kinds wherever I find them, hoping to find the magic, perfect one that I’ll love forever and ever. While I have found some store-bought dressings that […]

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Future Craft Collective Back-to-School Clothes Swap

August 25, 2010 2

Guess what’s happening this weekend?! The Future Craft Collective Back-to-School Clothes Swap! As a lover of free and/ or cheap clothing, this is the place to be to satisfy my yearning to shop without having the guilt […]

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Tax-Free Shopping Weekend

August 20, 2010 4

I’ve never intentionally gone shopping for clothing or school supplies during a tax-free weekend. In fact, I intentionally try to avoid the stores at all costs when those weekends roll around as I am not […]

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Thursday’s Dish: The Breakfast Problem

August 19, 2010 7

I’m not a morning person. My husband is not a morning person. We seem to be raising another non-morning person. In less than a week, we face a schedule change that puts our wake-up time […]

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What are you packing? And a giveaway!

August 17, 2010 8

It’s official: the start of school is right around the corner. Many moms have resigned themselves to getting their sun-kissed children back into school routines. School supplies have been purchased, and newly-minted clothes are ready […]

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Learning Centers in the Home

August 16, 2010 4

One of the great perks of working at a daycare is that I periodically get to attend training seminars that are not only applicable to my job, they can also be applied to my home […]

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The REAL New Year

August 14, 2010 1

There’s that ordinary old New Year, with “Auld Lang Syne”, crispy-cool weather and kisses at midnight. There’s also the one that’s about to start: the New School Year. Before becoming a parent, I was sure […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Origami Japanese Cuisine

August 12, 2010 2

As a parent, I sometimes feel like families are the Untouchables of the restaurant world. Waiters sigh resignedly when they see us walk in the door with kids in tow; other diners look askance if […]

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The Bragging Woes

August 11, 2010 5

You may have noticed that it’s been a bit quiet around here on LiveMom. For the past couple of weeks, I have been traveling through Germany and Italy on vacation. Well, not really a vacation. […]

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The Summer Blahs

August 10, 2010 0

Oh, the joys of summer. The surprise trips to get ice cream. The almost-daily visits to the pool. The road trips. The sound of the cicadas during a hot, breezeless afternoon. Summer certainly has its […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Birthday Cake, Part II

August 5, 2010 0

I recently had one of those food experiences that transports you back to childhood. Hey Cupcake was nice enough to donate some cupcakes to the Austin Bloggin’ Mama Social, and when I bit into a […]