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The Mommy Mob: Activism 101

February 7, 2011 3

After reading Nicole’s post on school closures in Austin, a Washington Post item titled “Why aren’t parents rioting in the street?” caught my eye. Written by a mom blogger, I thought the headline’s question would […]

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Austin

School budget woes

February 1, 2011 1

Your village. It can mean different things to different people. As a parent, you may start to build it in your childbirth class. You may find someone in your neighborhood who is walking in the […]

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Resolve to Move Texas Forward

January 8, 2011 1

Have you got a New Year’s Resolution to budget better? After all, maybe what’s happening to the state happened in your household, too, during these tough economic times. There’s simply less money to work with, […]

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CATCH as CATCH Can

December 28, 2010 0

Yesterday, I got to field one of my favorite questions from a reporter: “How do you know what you’re proposing actually works?” The topic was one of those issues that always sounds so big and […]

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Mommy Mob

Mommy Mob: Soft Spots

December 19, 2010 0

The soft spot on baby heads boggles my mind. Full confession, despite the status of motherhood twice over, it still makes me squeamish. As if these little mewling creatures with undeveloped neck muscles weren’t helpless […]

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Imagining Thanksgiving on a Food Stamp Diet

November 24, 2010 0

When I was a teen, our high school cafeteria offered daily lunch specials that became a bit of a running joke. The cafeteria worker who made the signs for the day’s selection must have had […]

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Austin

Introducing Our New Mommy Mob Contributors

November 20, 2010 2

When I launched LiveMom way back when (alright, it was only three years ago), I had a vision. My vision was to have a tight-knit community of local mamas who were there for each other […]

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Austin Health and Beauty Mama

Thursday’s Dish: Healthier Cafeteria Food

September 23, 2010 1

I was happy to hear that changes are afoot in my daughter’s school cafeteria. Starting this week, Pflugerville ISD is converting all its schools to a “Gold Menu” that focuses on healthier foods. The changes […]

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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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Austin

Safety To and From School

September 8, 2010 0

School’s been back in session now for a couple of weeks and we’ve already had several incidents of kids’ safety being compromised as they either walk to or from school. There was this one- actually […]

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Mommy Mob

Micro Loans and You

June 9, 2010 2

I just finished reading an incredibly moving book called Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. I have always been interested in women’s rights so […]

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Texas Textbooks

May 3, 2010 2

I am sure by now you have heard at least some rumblings about the ongoing Social Studies curriculum debate going on in Texas. There is a lot being said on both sides about changes being […]

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Austin

The Closure of Family Connections

April 20, 2010 5

If you have been a patron of Family Connections, you probably already know the news. Last week, articles in the Chronicle, the Austin American-Statesman‘s Charity Chat and on KVUE revealed that the Austin nonprofit was […]

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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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Breastfeeding in Public

October 7, 2009 4

You’d think breastfeeding wouldn’t cause people to stop and stare anymore. It’s 2009. We’re a liberated, modern type of people now who can certainly handle seeing a flash of boob in public, right? I had […]

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Obama’s School Speech

September 8, 2009 3

I’m not sure why I got so choked up while reading what President Obama talked about this morning to children across the nation. Perhaps it’s because we have a leader who is taking some interest […]

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Mommy Mob

Under Wraps

September 7, 2009 1

H1N1, swine flu, whatever you want to call it, it’s going back to school. While reading an article in The Austin American-Statesman, I was not surprised to read that the Austin school district already has […]

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Austin

Car Seat Inspections

August 25, 2009 1

Do you ever worry about whether or not your child’s car seat is installed properly? Luckily, there are several Child Safety Seat Fittings scheduled for the coming months to make you feel that much safer […]

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Austin

The Modern Feminist

June 1, 2009 3

Written by: Katie Mastovich I have been interested in the feminist movement for a long time. I don’t really remember when it started- must have been sometime in my early college years. I distinctly remember […]

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Mommy Mob

Missing in Suburbia

May 12, 2009 1

If you don’t pay close attention, suburbia will suck you up. Often times, suburbia has a tendency to move you in and keep you in. You become comfortable in the routine of suburbia, and, by […]

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Scanning Your Business

May 6, 2009 3

When I buy beer or wine at the grocery store and am asked to show my license, I agree to it without a question. I gladly open up my wallet and let them type in […]

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Austin

Ike

February 25, 2009 0

I’ve seen Baby Ike stuff on Facebook and a couple of different blogs recently, but I’ve been so engrossed in all that’s going on in my own life that I haven’t spent much time looking […]

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Mommy Mob

Science Curriculum and Creationism in Texas

January 24, 2009 0

On Wednesday the State Board of Education (SBOE) heard testimony from scientists and social conservatives on revising the science curriculum for Texas’ public school system. Changing the science curriculum in Texas has been a long-running […]

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Update on Federal Law Affecting Local Resale Stores

January 21, 2009 0

Last week the Consumer Product Safety Commission released further interpretation of the federal law forbidding the resale of children’s items exceeding 600 ppm total lead content. Sellers of used children’s products, such as thrift stores […]

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Restaurant Review: Din Ho Chinese Barbeque

January 19, 2009 1

I’ve long heard that Din Ho has the best Chinese food in Austin. One day I decided to check it out, kids in tow. My husband refused to go, because, to quote him verbatim: “Din […]

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Mommy Mob

Busted Budget for Texas

January 18, 2009 1

While many states- like California with a $42 billion budget deficit- are facing major financial difficulties, Texas seems to be in relatively sound economic shape. A $9 billion surplus kicked off the2008-09 budget, and the […]

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Austin

Take the Downtown Austin Form and Character Districts Survey

January 14, 2009 0

If you would like to be part of Austin’s downtown development process, go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=Qc82_2bR6VqU4q5nN9Cl3Mdw_3d_3d where you may complete an on-line survey. Austin planners and designers want to assess the community’s vision for downtown. How […]

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Gearing up for the 81st Legislative Session

January 8, 2009 3

The 81st Legislative session convenes at noon on Tuesday, January 13th. That means all of our State Representatives and Senators will be settling into Austin until session is over in early June. The Capitol will […]

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Austin

Toxic Air at American Schools

December 28, 2008 0

Do you know what toxins your kids are breathing in while they’re at school? Just how toxic is that air at the school? I recently read The Smokestack Effect and eagerly looked up the school […]

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Austin

Put Those Phones Away

November 10, 2008 1

There’s a sign at the check-in counter at my doctor’s office instructing you to turn off your phone while you’re being helped. In fact, there are signs at many businesses that gently let us know […]

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Austin

Mommy Mob Restaurant Review: Pei Wei

November 5, 2008 1

When my husband I were newlyweds, we ordered in Thai food so often that the owner sent us a personal, hand signed Christmas card. Once we moved to Austin, we quickly found some Thai spots […]

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Austin

Family Friendly Election Parties

November 3, 2008 2

Unless you’ve been living in a cave over the past several months, you surely know that tomorrow night is election night. What will you be doing? Will you be waiting in a very long line […]

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Austin

National Night Out is Tonight

October 7, 2008 1

A blue piece of paper was taped to my door last week. I thought that it was just another ad for a home service company and started to chunk it into the recycling cupboard when […]

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Austin

Mommy Mob Restaurant Review

September 22, 2008 0

It’s time for something new here at LiveMom! How about reviews from the Austin Mommy Mob? That’s right- we’ve got a team of moms right here in Austin who will be trying out restaurants, products, […]

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Sex Offender Database

August 27, 2008 2

We’re moving to a new house in a couple of weeks and with a move comes many details that need to be taken care of- some that simply can’t be overlooked, others that can be […]

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Austin

Restaurant Inspections Online

August 11, 2008 0

Do you and your family enjoy dining out? Have you ever wondered what the “behind the scenes” in the kitchen is really like? Is it dirty or clean? Do the employees really wash their hands […]

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Austin

FREE IMMUNIZATIONS

August 8, 2008 0

That time of year is fast approaching- school time!With all of the madnes that comes along with getting the kids ready for school- shopping for new clothes and school supplies- there is also the task […]

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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

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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Features

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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Features

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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Austin

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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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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