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Austin Bloggin' Mamas

Bloggin’ Mama Social Change in Plans

April 30, 2011 6

The bad news: Renee Trudeau, the scheduled guest speaker for the Austin Bloggin’ Mama Social is unable to attend due to a last minute schedule conflict. The good news: Our new guest speaker for the […]

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Program Spotlight: Austin Child Guidance Center

April 29, 2011 0

Have you ever wondered, “Did I break my kid?” Not in the literal sense, of course, but rather how have your words, actions, inactions or “baggage” affected your child’s emotional growth? Lucky for us, children […]

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Austin Foodie Mama

Thursday’s Dish: Rum-Soaked Tres Leches Cake

April 28, 2011 0

I made this recently and got rave reviews, especially from men for some reason. Maybe it was the rum, which adds a kick that melds perfectly with the mildness of all the milk. And maybe […]

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Eczema Update

April 27, 2011 11

My twelve year old son has had an extreme eczema flareup over the past year in which we’ve seen an allergist and dermatologist, in addition to his regular pediatrician. I have been trying everything that […]

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Come to our events

April 27, 2011 2

Are you a mom who blogs? If so, join us at the third annual Austin Bloggin’ Mama Social on May 14th at Thai Fresh from 6:00- 9:00pm. It’s free to attend! We’ll even feed you […]

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Special Feature: Corbyn Hanson Hightower

April 25, 2011 3

Corbyn Hanson Hightower is a wife, mother of three, former member of the rat race, farmer, dumpster diver, writer and all-around awesome woman. Corbyn writes a blog, aptly named Corbyn Hanson Hightower, and in it […]

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The C Word: Moms and Cancer

April 18, 2011 6

The first time I read the email, it didn’t sink in. My eyes mechanically passed over “wish I could tell you all in person” and “breast cancer”. The second time, a wave of sadness passed […]

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PBS Kids Webisode: Noah Comprende

April 18, 2011 2

I attended a brunch back in March during SXSW that was hosted by PBS Kids. Thanks to Corrin from Oh hey, what’s up for setting me up with the invite, I spent the morning with […]

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Easter Celebration and Paddle Ball Contest

April 15, 2011 0

Easter celebration and paddle contest at Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center, April 21, 10:00am – 11:00am 808 Nile Street 512-478-7695 http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/parks/easter.htm

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Pickle Elementary Easter Egg Hunt

April 15, 2011 0

Pickle Elementary Easter Egg Hunt at Virginia L. Brown Rec Center, April 21 at 10:ooam 7500 Blessing Ave 512-974-7865 http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/parks/easter.htm

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Thursday’s Dish: Chicken & Mushroom Hash

April 14, 2011 1

I made a not-so-great crockpot meal the other day. It was chicken breasts with a premade Marsala/mushroom sauce poured over them with whole potatoes cooked atop them. Served with some steamed broccoli, it passed for […]

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Mommy Mob

As Tax Day Approaches, a Thank You

April 13, 2011 5

By about an hour and a half into our family’s tax preparation Saturday, my fidgety preschooler, her stressed-out dad, and I were all going a little bonkers. This is no one’s favorite annual ritual, is […]

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Could you go Screen Free for a week?

April 11, 2011 4

I’ll be the first to admit that I use the TV as a babysitter. My son gets to watch a show, either from the DVR or Netflix Instant, while I’m getting ready in the morning, […]

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Christy vs. The Gym

April 10, 2011 6

As a part of my quest to make changes to my life and improve self-care, I have joined the new, swanky gym five minutes from my house. The focus on exercise comes after a very […]

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Star Co. Coffee Free Live Music RR

April 8, 2011 0

Come see Mary Baker (Jazz) this week for free live music at Star Coffee Co. in Round Rock. Great atmosphere, kid friendly! 7:00-9:00pm 114 E. Main Street, Round Rock, TX http://www.starcocoffee.com/ 512-401-3811

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Star Co. Coffee Free Live Music RR

April 8, 2011 0

Come see Lisa Escamia (Jazz) this week for free live music at Star Coffee Co. in Round Rock. Great atmosphere, kid friendly! 7:00-9:00pm 114 E. Main Street, Round Rock, TX http://www.starcocoffee.com/ 512-401-3811

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Star Co. Coffee Free Live Music RR

April 8, 2011 0

Come see Selfless Season (Alt. Rock Band) this week for free live music at Star Coffee Co. in Round Rock. Great atmosphere, kid friendly! 7:00-9:00pm 114 E. Main Street, Round Rock, TX http://www.starcocoffee.com/ 512-401-3811

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Nutty Brown Cafe – Kid’s Night

April 8, 2011 0

Kid’s Nite FREE SHOW with Jeena & Her Band of Brothers, plus free balloon art by Victoria and 99¢ kids meals! 6:00-8:00pm Nutty Brown Cafe 12225 Nighway 290 West, Austin, TX 512-301-4648 http://www.nuttybrown.com/cal.htm

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Nutty Brown Cafe – Kid’s Night

April 8, 2011 0

Kid’s Nite FREE SHOW with Jungle Jill and The Jaybirds, plus free balloon art by Victoria and 99¢ kids meals! 6:00-8:00pm Nutty Brown Cafe 12225 Nighway 290 West, Austin, TX 512-301-4648 http://www.nuttybrown.com/cal.htm

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Nutty Brown Cafe – Kid’s Night

April 8, 2011 0

Kid’s Nite FREE SHOW with Purly Gates and The Jaybirds, plus free balloon art by Victoria and 99¢ kids meals! 6:00-8:00pm Nutty Brown Cafe 12225 Nighway 290 West, Austin, TX 512-301-4648 http://www.nuttybrown.com/cal.htm

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Hey Lollies at Cedar Park Library

April 8, 2011 0

The Hey Lollies will be at Cedar Park Library Tuesday, April 12 at 10:30am. A Tuesday morning full of books, music, and puppets, with The Hey Lollies!  Come on out to Cedar Park Library and […]

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Kidz ‘n Power Bullying Prevention Seminar

April 7, 2011 0

Children and Adults of every age, gender and race are vulnerable to bullying behavior. With bullying behavior at an all time high, it’s important we all work together as a community to minimize the risk […]

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Where are the bluebonnets hiding?

April 6, 2011 9

At the Wildflower Center, of course!  Bluebonnets aplenty have been showered with love (and water) and are thriving at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.  In great contrast to this season’s lackluster wildflower crop, vibrant […]

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Meet Your Family’s Match at A Family Village

April 5, 2011 0

Sometimes motherhood can be an incredibly isolating, lonely experience. There are many different reasons for this: being a first-time mom with a bunch of childless friends, having a baby with colic who keeps you at […]

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Household Recycling Events

April 4, 2011 2

photo credit: Samuel Mann I love purging. Yes, I do. I’ve been doing lots of spring cleaning lately and getting rid of things that are no longer used, clothing that doesn’t fit well anymore or […]

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The Wonder Ball

April 1, 2011 0

Is there a special little princess in your life? Here’s the chance to give her that special night she’s always dreamed of- all dressed up, dancing with daddy, a King and a Fairy Godmother to […]

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Eastside Movies in the Park: Whale Rider

April 1, 2011 0

Eastside Movies in the Park presents Whale Rider (PG13). May 3 at 7:30pm This is an outdoor film series hosted by The Expedition School. For more information about this event go to: http://www.expeditionschool.com/community/eastside-movies-in-the-park/#schedule This FREE event features […]

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Republic Square Movies in the Park (FREE)

April 1, 2011 0

Come out and see a free movie in Republic Park! Wednesday, May 11th – Hudsucker Proxy (1994) 422 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701 Free movies start at dusk. Bring your kids, dogs (on leash), picnics, and blankets. […]

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Republic Square Movies in the Park (FREE)

April 1, 2011 0

Come out and see a free movie in Republic Park! Wednesday, April 27th – Casablanca (1942) 422 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701 Free movies start at dusk. Bring your kids, dogs (on leash), picnics, and blankets. […]

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Republic Square Movies in the Park (FREE)

April 1, 2011 0

Come out and see a free movie in Republic Park! Wednesday, April 13th – Spy Kids (2001) 422 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701 Free movies start at dusk. Bring your kids, dogs (on leash), picnics, […]