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Austin Health and Beauty Mama

Help for New Year’s Resolutions

December 28, 2012 0

The cycle is the same. Every year we overdo, over-booze and over-eat our way through the holiday season and by the time the new year rings in, we are all ready to start anew – […]

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Recipes

Thursday’s Dish: Empanadas

December 20, 2012 1

There is something about the holidays that brings out this desire in me to embark upon a group cooking project. Maybe it’s having grown up in Austin and nibbling on tamales during the holidays or […]

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Shop Local Picks: Parts & Labour

December 19, 2012 0

If you celebrate Christmas, you are painfully aware that the clock is ticking. Yes, you’d love to find the perfect gift…of course! But where to go? How do I find something for not just one […]

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Recipes

Thursday’s Dish: Raspberry-Almond Rugelach

December 13, 2012 0

As of this writing, there are three more nights of Chanukah, which means there are three more opportunities to make latkes and sufganiyot (jelly donuts), both of which are popular traditional foods of the Jewish […]

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Season of Giving: Green Doors

December 11, 2012 0

Having children makes us all remember the magic of this time of year. The sparkle in their eyes as you unpack the decorations. The inevitable laughter from watching their favorite holiday movie — for the […]

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Giveaways

GIVEAWAY: ZACH Winter Camp

December 8, 2012 2

The holidays are upon us, mamas. With all of the organizing that comes along with this joyous time of year, gift buying, dinnner, planning, cookie baking, holiday performances, and so on, it can be easy […]

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Recipes

Thursday’s Dish: Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese

December 6, 2012 2

Who doesn’t love mac and cheese? I am an absolute devotee, and of course it’s a “kid food” staple. Although the bright-orange thoroughly-Krafted version is always an option, I prefer mine from scratch. The good […]

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Camps

2012/2013 Winter Camps Around Austin

December 5, 2012 1

The holidays are almost upon us and, in addition to the hustle and bustle of preparing for celebrations with family and friends, it’s also time to prepare for school-aged children to be on extended break […]

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Austin

Season of Giving: Ronald McDonald House

December 4, 2012 0

Having children makes us all remember the magic of this time of year. The sparkle in their eyes as you unpack the decorations. The inevitable laughter from watching their favorite holiday movie — for the […]

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Features

Shop Local Picks: Cherrywood Art Fair

December 3, 2012 0

Need to do some holiday shopping? The Cherrywood Art Fair is coming up this weekend (December 8th and 9th, 2012) from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. It’s FREE to enter, kid-friendly, and a great place […]

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Austin Foodie Mama

Thursday’s Dish: Holiday Foodie Events Roundup

November 29, 2012 1

December is such a hectic time for busy families juggling work and school along with holiday concerts, parties, shopping, and travel. Whether you’re looking for an opportunity to slow down and treat yourself amid the […]

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Features

Special Feature: Libby Hague-Smith

November 21, 2012 1

I had the pleasure of meeting Libby Hague-Smith for the first time a few months ago thanks to an introduction from a mutual friend. She owns two locations of The Little Gym- one in Round […]

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Giveaways

Redbox Giveaway

November 20, 2012 0

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Enjoy those movies! Just in time to kick off the holidays, we have TWENTY-FIVE FREE Redbox codes to give away! Yes, it’s time to rent […]

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Austin Foodie Mama

Pies, Pies and Cookies, Too!

November 17, 2012 0

Pie night is coming up at Casa Catherine this Wednesday in preparation for Thanksgiving. While the tradition in my household is to make the pies the night before, there have been years past when I […]

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Recipes

Thursday’s Dish: Stuffed Acorn Squash

November 15, 2012 1

Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a week away? Thanksgiving is a holiday for family, friends and counting our blessings… and food, of course. With limited time left to plan, I’m here to save the […]

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Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities

November 14, 2012 1

As Thanksgiving gets closer and closer, many people across the Austin area are wondering how they can help feed the less fortunate. Below are several organizations still in need of volunteers and donations. Be sure […]

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Events

FREE show this weekend at ZACH Theatre

November 14, 2012 0

Jamie Doesn’t Want to Take a Bath! Theatre for the Very Young (Ages 2-4) SPARK! Theatre Ensemble Cost: FREE (workshop performance) When: Saturday November 17 at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Where: ZACH Theatre, 1510 […]

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Giveaways

GIVEAWAY: Cirque Dreams Holidaze Family Four Pack

November 13, 2012 3

Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up the 2012 holiday season when it transforms stages across the nation and overseas into a wonderland of fantasy and glorious disbelief. Cirque Dreams, an American theatrical production company, brings its critically […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Banana Baby Brain AND GIVEAWAY!

November 1, 2012 0

* This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered! Sometimes, when your parenting life gives you lemons, you make lemonade (mixed with your alcohol of choice). At least, that’s how Janet Frongillo, the […]

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Mommy Mob

Go Vote!

October 30, 2012 2

Early voting ends on Friday, November 2, 2012! Are you confused about the process? It can be a bit daunting if it’s been awhile since last voting or for many first-time voters. Travis County has […]

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Mommy Mob

Boiling It Down: Property Taxes

October 27, 2012 4

This week, you likely drove on local roads, maybe dropped your child off at a public school, and passed a hospital, fire station, police department, and library somewhere along the way. Chances are you didn’t […]

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Recipes

Thursday’s Dish: Halloween Cookie Decorating

October 25, 2012 3

I am really not much of a baker. Besides that, I lack the artistic talent you really need to decorate professional-looking cookies. So, how on earth did I end up hosting a Halloween cookie decorating […]

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Children’s Programming at Texas Book Festival

October 24, 2012 0

                                    Photos from Texas Book Festival 2011 If you thought Texas Book Festival was just for serious literary types, think again.  Families and young readers will have oodles of fun options to choose from this weekend, […]

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Events

Halloween Happenings

October 23, 2012 0

Halloween is almost here! Decorations are up, costumes are ready and waiting (or being prepared in a last-minute frenzy of DIY and/or shopping), maybe you’ve even been Boo’ed, and the little ones can’t wait to […]

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Mommy Mob

Help Get to 10,000

October 22, 2012 3

Texas is in the news again, and in less-than-good ways. We’ve got the school districts suing the state. We’ve got health professionals pointing out  there is a multi-billion IOU for Medicaid health care. It all […]

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Events

The Texas Book Festival

October 20, 2012 1

The Texas Book Festival, coming up on October 27 & 28, 2012, is FREE and open to the public.  The festival celebrates authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. The […]

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Events

Halloween Bash at The Little Gym

October 20, 2012 0

Did you miss out on attending the Halloween Costume Swap at The Little Gym last weekend? If so, next weekend is another chance to check them out! If you went and had fun, dress those […]

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