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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Hair Cuts for Toddlers

May 13, 2008 2

If you are not skilled with the clippers you’ll find yourself in quite the pickle when it comes time to get your tots hair cut. Toddlers are squirmy, full of stranger anxiety and probably don’t […]

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Patience

May 12, 2008 0

Patience is a virtue and I’m so happy that you have it! I have a stack of Save On, Mom discount cards that I am going to be mailing out today. My apologies for making […]

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How Do You…. Pee in Public?

May 11, 2008 2

OK, so this email had me laughing. Not at the mom who wrote it, but at myself. Remembering back to all of those times that I’ve tried managing a toddler in a public bathroom while […]

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Happy Mother’s Day

May 11, 2008 3

Wishing all of you mamas out there a very wonderful day! Congratulations, Average Jane Crafter- you won the LiveMom Mother’s Day Giveaway. Here is the winning comment: I love being a mom, because it’s put […]

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Austin

Featuring: Serrano’s Tex-Mex Restaurant

May 10, 2008 1

I had the pleasure of sitting down to lunch with Ashley, the Marketing Director for Serrano’s in the Arboretum. She’s a mom of three and is working diligently at getting more families into her location.I […]

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Recipes

Thursday’s Dish

May 8, 2008 5

I like to eat tacos. Primarily because my son likes it when I make them. I generally make them with ground turkey instead of beef and it almost always ends up turning into taco salad. […]

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LiveMom Giveaways!! Mother’s Day

May 6, 2008 10

Mother’s Day… it’s right around the corner. That one day when you should feel like a queen with breakfast served in bed, dinner made by someone other than yourself and a house that is so […]

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Austin

Back to Work

May 5, 2008 5

It can be a tough decision when you are considering the options of going back to work or continuing to stay home. For some moms, it can be especially challenging if you have not had […]

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Austin

Does Stimulus Mean Surplus?

May 3, 2008 1

Many Americans have received their stimulus checks from the government over the past week. This got me thinking about how these checks will play out in the local economy in the coming months. It doesn’t […]

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Featuring: Kari Anne Roy

May 3, 2008 6

Here’s another talented Austin mom! Be sure to check back next week for our Mother’s Day Giveaway, which will include an autographed copy of her book!! Name: Kari Anne Roy Occupation: Writer, mama Age: 31 […]

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Weekend Events

The Weekenders, May 2-4 Events for Austin Families

May 1, 2008 0

Celebration of Families- This year’s event, Healthy Families/ Healthy Planet, is brought to you by Family Connections. It’s FREE and will feature an entertainment stage with the Biscuit Brothers performing at Noon, rock wall climbing, […]

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Recipes

Thursday’s Dish

May 1, 2008 0

This week’s dish come to us courtesy of Shannan. She subscribes to Cooking Light, a great source for recipes, especially helpful when you are looking to make a tasty meal that is also healthy to […]

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Austin

Stepmoms Unite and Relax: La Belle Mere

April 29, 2008 0

Are you are stepmom in need of a break? I know, it’s hard being a stepmom and sometimes you just need to get away from it all, right? Well, there is something just for you […]

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She’s a Maniac

April 28, 2008 5

I know, we all love our children and could talk about them for hours on end, right? Well, what if that’s the only thing that you were able to talk about after your darling baby […]

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Mother’s Day

April 27, 2008 3

Mother’s Day… a day for mom to put her feet up, relax, feel appreciated and most importantly, eat a really good meal that’s prepared by someone other than herself. This is my version of a […]

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Featuring: Aimee Blase, Part One

April 26, 2008 4

I met Aimee in the fall of last year. I was searching for a female, preferably a mom, web designer to design LiveMom. I had the idea all in my head; the way I wanted […]

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Recipes

Thursday’s Dish

April 24, 2008 1

Wow, I can’t believe it’s Thursday already! My reserves for recipes have dwindled down (come on moms, email me some more recipes to feature!! ) and I am now having to figure out what some […]

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Austin

Request

April 23, 2008 0

A request came into Mommy Mob this morning from Nic, a Producer/ News Reporter at Fox 7 News here in Austin. Here’s what he had to say: Greetings, I’m hoping you can help me with […]

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LiveMom Giveaways!! Earth Day

April 22, 2008 5

I made the switch about a year ago and vowed to be a more responsible consumer. Yes, I decided to be done with plastic shopping bags and go cloth. I bought a couple from HEB, […]

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Featuring: Tara Trower

April 21, 2008 3

Name: Tara A. Trower Occupation: Assistant Metro Editor and Mama Drama blogger, Austin American-Statesman Age: 33 Number of Children: 1 Current Projects: Making Mama Drama newsier and planning for municipal election coverage. Tell us about […]

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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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Austin

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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Austin

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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Recipes

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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Recipes

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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Austin

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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Austin

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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Recipes

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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