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Feature: SkaterMom.com (with giveaway!)

May 16, 2011 5

My son James was not even two years old when he first laid eyes on a skateboard. His eyes got wide and he clapped his hands, ecstatic over his discovery. When he turned four, I granted him […]

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We Have A Little Emergency (with giveaway)

May 9, 2011 23

My friend Maureen was driving the above SUV, with her toddler in the back seat, when she was rear-ended by a utility truck driving at approximately 65 miles per hour. I am absolutely amazed and grateful […]

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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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Jen U N Hurt Part II

March 28, 2011 5

Today’s post is the second installment about my new adventure in roller derby, and my quest to improve my body image and self-esteem and find new ways to remember that I exist outside of motherhood […]

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Co-sleeping: How Old is Too Old?

March 7, 2011 7

I don’t know if you would call our sleeping arrangement “co-sleeping” anymore; the boys (6 years old TOMORROW! and 5 years old next month) sleep in their own beds most of the night, but almost […]

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aka Jen U N Hurt

February 28, 2011 4

The last few years have been pretty hectic in my family. My husband has a very demanding job, we have two rambunctious boys, we moved from San Diego to Austin, my mom died a few […]

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Married People Need to Date, Too!

February 14, 2011 1

If you and your spouse are anything like my spouse and me, you don’t get out much. In fact, I can count on one hand the number of dates David and I have gone on […]

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ParkGrades.com Giveaway Winners!

February 7, 2011 2

Congratulations to Melody and Tara, the winners of the ParkGrades gift card giveaway! Melody, you won a gift card to the Waterloo Icehouse here in Austin. Tara, you won an Amazon gift card. Ben from […]

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Reusable Menstrual Products and GIVEAWAY

January 3, 2011 18

The first time my husband emptied the Diaper Genie when our first son was just days old,I decided to switch to cloth diapers. It was crazy how much waste such a tiny little baby could […]

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Rockabye Baby CD Review and Giveaway!

December 6, 2010 14

My sons like to listen to music at bedtime, so when Rockaby Baby! gave us the opportunity to select a CD from their lineup to review, I jumped at the chance. In the past, we’ve […]

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How do you do it all, mama?

December 1, 2010 8

I am sitting on my couch while I type this. It’s 10 PM, I am watching this week’s Biggest Loser episode that I recorded on my BFF, the DVR. Managed not to eat whole container […]

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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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Ahhhh, Massage Harmony

May 31, 2010 0

When the fine folks at Massage Harmony invited us to review their services for Livemom, I jumped at the chance. I haven’t had a massage that didn’t involve complaining from my husband since I was […]

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Austin

Road Trip, Anyone?

May 19, 2010 5

I love a good road trip. When I was in high school, I would often just get in my car and drive. The distance I drove was dependent upon where in my high school career […]

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Cloth Diapering 101

April 26, 2010 1

I really think the reason I started cloth diapering my oldest son was because I was bored. I was staying at home with him and I felt like I needed a project. (Because a baby […]

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Baby Wearing 101

April 19, 2010 9

My addiction to babywearing started small, really. One cute little Hawaiian print pouch sling from Lucky Baby when my oldest son was a baby. I had a Snugli before that, but I didn’t like the […]