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Four-Legged Friends Extravaganza

April 1, 2012 0

Check out the 1ST annual Don’t Forget about Our Four Legged Friends Extravaganza at Metz Recreation Center! There will be lots of information and fun activities for your dog to enjoy. Contests begin at 11 […]

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Recipes

Thursday’s Dish: Cock-a-Leekie Soup

December 1, 2011 3

This week’s recipe is a guest post by Sharon Armstrong, a friend and Texas-based writer and photographer who was born in Ayr on the southwest coast of Scotland (and so was her gran!). Scotland is […]

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Thursday’s Dish Guest Post: Baby Food

October 13, 2011 1

This week’s post is brought to you by The Baby Kitchen, a local company that creates fresh, healthy, and delicious food for Austin babies. Noelle Newby and Kelly Grant started the company in 2010 with […]

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Thursday’s Dish Guest Post: Snack Attack

September 1, 2011 0

These two snacks have served our family beautifully through the summer and have now transitioned the boys to school! Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus and NO BAKE granola bars are both of the boys’ favorite […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Baked Cod and Chorizo

July 21, 2011 1

Shannan Riemer, local mama, blogger and real estate agent, is saving the day by offering up a guest post for this week’s Thursday’s Dish. I know I promised last week that we would be back […]

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Imaginary Friends : A Hong Kong Update

July 18, 2011 1

  When I refer to friends I know only online, such as friends I know from message boards on babycenter.com, I call them my imaginary friends. A few months ago, I got a message on […]

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Crowded Loneliness : A Hong Kong Update

July 11, 2011 4

Kung Fu Demonstration in Hong Kong. Photo courtesy of Michelle Bergeron Photography. Just about five months ago, my family relocated from Pflugerville, Texas to Hong Kong, China to pursue a work opportunity for my husband. […]

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SAHDs:How the Other Half Lives

January 11, 2011 2

I am sure that some will agree and others will not, but to me, being a stay-at-home parent is HARD!!  I have had a difficult time adjusting to my “new” role (not really all that […]

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Investigative Reporting : Drop-In Childcare

December 6, 2010 6

Finding consistent, reliable childcare is hard enough if you need childcare regularly.  Finding occasional childcare is even harder.  Our family has been fortunate enough to have found two great babysitters that we rely on occasionally, […]

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Donate to The Settlement Home

December 4, 2010 2

For the past couple of years, I’ve been meaning to set up something on LiveMom during the holidays to help give back to our community during this time of the year when many who are […]

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Kids and Endurance : Going the Distance

October 27, 2010 1

Recently, I have noticed some very young children participating in local distance events such as the CASA Superhero 5k and the Austin Triathlon.  After being smoked by at least one child that appeared to be […]

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Whose Life Is It, Anyway?

October 13, 2010 4

The Frisky recently published an interesting article about famous mom blogger, Dooce, questioning when is it okay to publish the details of your child’s life without their permission.  I never stopped to think that, as […]

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Austin Foodie Mama

Thursday’s Dish : Eating Your Way Through ACL

October 7, 2010 6

The amount and variety of food being offered at ACL 2010 is astounding. Check out the list of restaurants and menus! I can totally see spending three days satisfying two of my senses : hearing […]

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Features

Milk : It Does a Tiny Body Good

September 29, 2010 0

On Saturday, October 2nd, the Mother’s Milk Bank at Austin and the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) are co-sponsoring the Quintessence Global Breastfeeding Challenge, which will take place at the SFC Farmer’s Market in downtown Austin. The event begins […]

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Helping a Child Grieve

September 22, 2010 2

Recently, a close friend’s 23-month-old daughter died unexpectedly.  This is a friend that my children played with regularly…nearly every week.  I knew that my 21-month-old would not be able to understand that our friend was […]

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Guest Post: Safe Food, Healthy Kids

September 19, 2010 1

With school back in session, parents are busier than ever with school projects, homework help and soccer practice. No doubt, parents have a lot on their plates, and that should not include worrying about whether […]

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Recipes

Thursday’s Dish : Easy Shrimp Enchiladas

September 9, 2010 1

Our dear Shannon, creator of delicious and healthful dishes, is quite busy this week, so I am throwing one of my recipes in for Thursday’s Dish in hopes of giving her a break.  Keep in […]

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Skype : Am I the Last One to the Party?

September 6, 2010 3

Hi, my name is Lori, and I hate to talk on the phone.  I seriously hate it.  Add in video, and I doubly hate it!  Okay, but there’s this thing called Skype that allows you […]

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Got Germs? Who Ya Gonna Call?!

July 19, 2010 1

How about Dr. Benjamin Tanner? Dr. Tanner has a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Arizona, and he is the president of Antimicrobial Test Laboratories, LLC. Additionally, Dr. Tanner has helped develop […]

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The Mommy Makeover

June 30, 2010 4

As a 38-year-old mother of two, I have been struggling with self-confidence as it relates to my body image for the past 20 months. When I had my first child almost four and a half […]

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Capital MetroRail : Have You Used It?

June 23, 2010 2

My name is Lori, and I am directionally challenged.  This results in my having a REALLY hard time navigating downtown Austin.  I have been SO excited about the new Capital MetroRail service and have been […]

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RSVP: Austin Bloggin’ Mama Social

June 11, 2010 1

What : Austin Bloggin’ Mama Social
When : July 9th, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Where : Gallery D (436 W. 2nd Street, Austin)
Who : You, you bloggin’ mama! […]

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Giveaways

Celebrate Summer with a Giveaway!

May 29, 2010 16

Memorial Day is almost upon us, and summer’s right around the corner.  Okay, in Texas, summer’s been here for several weeks, but the calendar says summer’s just around the corner. It’s hot.  When it’s hot, […]

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Stress Relief : What’s Better than a Margarita?

May 26, 2010 0

How ’bout getting your rear kicked into gear by a couple of extreme athletes?  I’m talking bootcamp, people.  This stuff ROCKS. I know, I know!  You’re probably scratching your head and wondering why anyone would sign […]

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Get Your Sexy Back!

May 12, 2010 3

Feel like your workout routine’s in a rut and your oversized t-shirt jammies are a constant? How ’bout a little pole dancing to get your workout in AND get your sexy back? Natasha at Brass Ovaries Pole Dancing took some time to chat with me AND has offered a gift certificate for up to three students to take a beginner class. Do you and two of your friends wanna get your sexy back? If so, read on and check out the giveaway information. […]

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Green Gate Farms : Bringing a Community Together

May 5, 2010 0

For several weeks now, I have been looking forward to the opening of the Pflugerville Farmer’s Market.  As I started gearing up for this, I started thinking about how interesting it would be to interview […]

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Just Keep Swimming! Just Keep Swimming!

April 21, 2010 3

It’s that time of year, folks…time to start thinking about water safety! My name is Lori, and I am petrified of any water that is not coming out of my shower head.  I have never […]

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To Mini or Not to Mini

April 14, 2010 3

My name is Lori, and I have an unnatural affection for my minivan. Her name is Sylvia, and she rocks my socks!

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Potty All Night Long!

April 7, 2010 4

My name is Lori, and I am a pull-up addict.  No. Not really.  ButI am very hesitant to night potty train my four-year-old girl and have basically stuck my head in the sand while singing […]

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You Say To-May-To and I Say To-Mah-To

March 17, 2010 0

I am sure that I am not alone in this, but I am a bit lost in it : addressing religious and political differences amongst family members. Specifically, I want to find a way to ensure that members of my family respect one another’s religious and political views regardless of whether they agree with them or not. This sounds so simple, doesn’t it? Kinda like a don’t-ask-don’t-tell situation, right? Notsomuch. […]

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Surprise! It’s a Girl!

March 3, 2010 0

Have you ever wondered how the revelation of a family secret affects said family? I can’t say that I did…until I was the one being bonked on the head by the skeletons falling out of my family closet! […]

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Interview with Rachael Mance, Home Daycare Provider

February 10, 2010 3

As I mentioned in my article last week, Learning about Home Daycare, I spent some time researching local home daycare providers and decided to look further into H.E.E.B. Daycare, a licensed home daycare near my home in Pflugerville.

Several things about H.E.E.B. Daycare attracted me : their web site, listed curriculums they use with the children in their care, the presence of more than one teacher on the premises, and the fact that the owner and operator, Rachael Mance, was very easy to contact and very responsive to my inquiries.

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Learning about Home Daycare

February 3, 2010 1

Last week I wrote about my frustrations surrounding a home daycare provider who seems to spend a lot of time online during the time she is taking care of up to eight children two and […]

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Social Networking and Home Daycare

January 27, 2010 2

I am a sometimes work-out-of-the-home mom and always a stay-at-home mom who has been waging an inner battle about my work/life balance. I’ve spent my four years of parenthood mostly enjoying being home with my child […]

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