Catherine Prystup
About Catherine Prystup
Catherine Prystup founded LiveMom.com out of a desire to build a better community for Austin-area moms. She has three children, ages seventeen, eight and three years old.
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How Green Are You?

April 21, 2008 1

With Earth Day approaching tomorrow I’ve been spending some time thinking about how green our family is and what else we can do on a daily basis and long term to make a difference. We […]

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Do You Share and Tell?

April 18, 2008 9

I’ve never been one to keep from sharing exciting news with my friends and family. I know you’re supposed to wait when you find out that you are pregnant to tell everyone- the twelve week […]

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Special Needs

April 16, 2008 0

I was thinking about a woman that I met at the park a couple of months ago. She had two kids, one with severe developmental delays which required round the clock care. In order for […]

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Who Needs Allergies?

April 15, 2008 6

Sniffle, sniffle, cough, sniffle. This should be designated as the official Austin language. Yes, it’s true. If you live in Austin, ranked as the worst city for allergies, you will suffer from them at some […]

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Sometime

April 13, 2008 2

Sometimes we need to turn it all off and close the door to the world outside. We need to stay in pajamas ALL day and not shower. Sometimes we need not even walk out that […]

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Featuring: Jenny Medford from WebsyDaisy

April 12, 2008 1

Occupation: Web Designer, WebsyDaisy Age: 38 Number of Children: 2 Current Projects: I am currently doing web sites for a jewelry designer, automotive repair shop, and a public relations firm   Tell us about yourself: […]

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Thursday’s Dish

April 10, 2008 2

This week’s recipe, No Stir Crockpot Risotto, comes courtesy of Sara, a busy working mom of one. It sounds delicious…. can’t wait to try it!  Here’s the recipe taken from Sara’s blog. This isn’t one […]

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Downtown Versus Suburbs

April 8, 2008 11

Hey ladies, I’m Lani and I work at GoSinglePointe.com, a progressive real estate company born right here in the ATX as the Asset Director (which I love)! Catherine has been working hard here on LiveMom.com […]

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Summer Camp

April 7, 2008 2

I received an email from Lynette this morning- she’s hoping to get some recommendations for summer camps here in Austin. It’s a tough decision and an even tougher one when you have more than one […]

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Future Craft Collective

April 6, 2008 2

Ever since I launched LiveMom.com, I’ve met some really talented Austinites. People who create, people who contribute in a way that truly makes a difference. Many of these incredible women are artists- they sew and […]

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Thursday’s Dish

April 3, 2008 1

This recipe comes to us from Amanda, mom to two picky eaters in Cedar Park. She says that she found this recipe online and her kids request it at least once a week, if not […]

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Strawberry Quick

April 2, 2008 0

You know those email that we all receive, warning us of some danger to ourselves or our children? I usually take them with a grain of salt, not paying much attention, but lately I’ve been […]

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Giveaway Winner and Update

April 2, 2008 0

Congratulations goes out to scbarlowscott for winning the $50 gift certificate to Cookies In Bloom from last week’s giveaway! Thanks for using the LiveMom Forum. The forum is a great way to connect with other […]

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LiveMom Giveaways!!

March 31, 2008 3

I met a very talented man a couple of weekends ago at the Crafty Mamas Market. His name is David and he specializes in making hand-turned pens and other small wooden objects, such as bowls […]

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April Fools

March 31, 2008 0

Wow, I can’t believe it’s going to be the 1st of April tomorrow! I used to hate this day when I was a kid. I never wanted to be the fool and would pay really […]

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Is Austin Bike Friendly for Families?

March 30, 2008 4

I see lots of people biking around Austin. What I don’t see are many families who bike together. Is Austin a family-friendly biker city? A good question came in from Samantha. She is wondering the […]

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Thursday’s Dish

March 27, 2008 2

I’ve had a very passionate affair with tofu over the past year. Yep, I could eat it daily, but only eat it a couple of times a month because my son thinks it’s gross. So […]

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It’s A Girl…. Friend

March 25, 2008 3

I know that he’s in love for real this time. It’s written all over him- from his face to his feet. He just has that aura of being in love. I really do think it’s […]

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Featuring: Carla Birnberg

March 23, 2008 3

I have so much to learn from this woman and luckily she has a blog to tell me everything that I need to know about health and fitness. She is accomplished, in great shape and […]

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To be seen or not to be seen?

March 19, 2008 3

I don’t know how people did it back in the day without baby monitors. I would be checking out my baby every ten minutes- especially in those early months! A LiveMom mama has a question […]

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Restaurant Reviews

March 15, 2008 0

There are so many restaurants to choose from in Austin and as a parent to two children, I rarely have the opportunity to go out for an “adult” dinner. When I do have the chance […]

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Catching those zzzzzzz’s

March 14, 2008 0

All I can say is been there, done that and still doing it with a thirteen month old! As a parent, you know how frustrating it can be to function with little sleep and getting […]

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LiveMom Giveaways!!

March 12, 2008 4

I am happy that I’ve found Austinables.com. Such cool stuff made by local Austinites. This embodies what LiveMom is all about- local moms working with local businesses! They have been generous enough to donate a […]

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Daily Monotony

March 11, 2008 1

We danced, we played with toys, went to the park, played this little piggy went to the market ten times, ate breakfast and lunch, napped and cleaned the house. And it’s only 1:30pm. What do […]

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Featuring LuAnn from AUSTINABLES.com

March 9, 2008 1

Name: LuAnn Glowacz Occupation: Owner, Austinables.com Age: 31 Number of Children: 1, with another on the way in June Current Projects: Besides Austinables, I’m an overprotective mom and a freelance writer/pr consultant Tell us about […]

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Slow Cooking, Anyone?

March 9, 2008 0

I do enjoy the art of cooking- making things from scratch and learning about how different ingredients combine to make a successful meal. I have rosemary, sage, basil, cilantro and parsley all growing in planters, […]

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Coffee Giveaway

March 8, 2008 3

Did someone say coffee? This is an essential in my diet- I need plenty to keep me going, chasing my toddler on only four hours of sleep because of those darn first year molars! What’s […]

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Mama Said- Eat Your Veggies!

March 1, 2008 5

I am a human data logger- a person who logs things inside of their head and occasionally on paper, constantly. It’s just one of the many things that will drive me crazy in the end, […]

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Thursday’s Dish

February 28, 2008 0

I’ve done lots of bumping into other moms since LiveMom launched in December and one of those mamas that I’ve had the pleasure of meeting via cyberspace is MizFit. This woman sounds pretty incredible and […]

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Breastfeeding Outside Our Bedrooms

February 21, 2008 1

This is such a cool project that is happening right here in Austin! It’s such a great help to breastfeeding mamas living in or visiting the Austin area. Please be sure to get involved if […]

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The Business of Being Born

February 19, 2008 0

I am so excited to see this documentary about modern day birthing in America. With both of my pregnancies I felt like I was a prisoner trapped inside of my own body. I gave birth […]

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Featuring Lani Anglin-Rosales

February 16, 2008 6

Name: Lani Anglin-Rosales Occupation: Asset Director, Single Pointe Realty Age: 26 Number of Children: 2 Current Projects/ Jobs: infinite… 1 career, 6 blogs, 1 book, family, fundraising… How do you manage, with so many blogs, […]

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Thursday’s Dish

February 13, 2008 1

Here’s a recipe that is sure to please everyone in the family! It was submitted by Amber, a busy mom of four hungry kids!! Chicken Quesadillas 1 Pound Skinless chicken breasts 1 Packet of taco […]

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Rebel Moms

February 12, 2008 4

I took the baby to the Austin Children’s Museum yesterday morning for Baby Bloomers and for the first time in my many years here in Austin I saw lots of little babies downtown. Of course, […]

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Spring Break

February 11, 2008 1

Wow, I just realized that Spring Break is a month away. Perfect timing, because I am in desperate need of a vacation. I am trying to figure out what to do this year. I have […]

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Recipes

February 5, 2008 2

Do you have a recipe that you would like to share with the LiveMom community? We are looking for recipes that are somewhat easy to make, tasty and family friendly. Send me what you’ve got […]

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Meet Chasity from Belle South

January 29, 2008 4

Introducing another resourceful and creative Austin mom, Chasity Gordon from Belle South. Be sure to check out her products and support a local mom. Occupation: mommy, craft artist Age: 34 Number of Children: 1 Current […]

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Bowling in Austin

January 20, 2008 6

With mom, dad and baby sick over the past few days, my nine year old was literally about to climb the walls today. For the past three days he has been laying around in pajamas, […]

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Dads These Days

January 12, 2008 1

I find it very heartwarming whenever I see a Dad interacting with his child. I grew up separately from my own father and he is still somewhat of an enigma to me. He’s not involved […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Grandma’s Best Chili

January 3, 2008 1

When Thursday rolls around in my house I just want to make something that is simple and mindless but also tasty. I am usually lacking inspiration and my family ends up eating the same old […]

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No Changing Station, No Business

December 21, 2007 1

Eating out with children in tow is not always the ideal way to spend an enjoyable evening. Add a baby to the mix and sometimes it can be downright challenging to suck down your meal […]

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Featuring Ms. Skillern

December 17, 2007 1

I want to spoil her. Not my daughter. My son’s wonderful third grade teacher. Yesterday, as I was making thousands of copies for her, she stopped by to chat with me for a moment on […]

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Kids Eat Free

December 14, 2007 2

We all know that juggling life in a peaceful manner during the holidays is not the easiest thing to do. With the holiday parties, school functions, shopping, wrapping of presents, baking festive treats and all […]

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Making the Move

December 12, 2007 1

Tammy, a suburban reader, wants to know what schools in Austin are the best. Here’s what she had to say: We are currently living in the Round Rock area, but are considering making a move […]

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