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Take It Like a Tourist: Balcones Canyonlands

August 14, 2013 0

As you might have noticed, this summer we are running a few new regular features. On Wednesdays, we’re writing about taking on the city as tourists — even though we live here. So, we might […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Watermelon-Lime Agua Fresca

July 4, 2013 1

What’s more American than apple pie? Not much, but watermelon is a close second. And here in the heat of July, watermelon is much more appetizing (and hydrating!) as a treat… which is probably why […]

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Thursday’s Dish: in.gredients

June 27, 2013 2

How’s this for high concept? A grocery store with no packaging. No bags, no boxes, no jars — just bulk bins and loose produce. That’s pretty much the shopping experience at in.gredients, a unique East […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Cool Noodles for Hot Temps

June 13, 2013 2

We may have enjoyed a nice, cool spring, but make no mistake — summer is here. There’s no complaining from my corner (yet), but it’s getting hot. Yes, it’s approaching that time of year where […]

My son at six months, trying out the boss's chair at the family business.

What Will Our Kids Grow Up to Be?

May 28, 2013 4

  Last week, I wrote an article here on LiveMom about the career changes many of us go through when we become parents. I was struck by how few of the moms I heard from […]


Choosing a Preschool: A Parent’s Primer

April 15, 2013 0

The process of finding a preschool is enough to make any parent’s head spin. Play-based or Montessori? Church-based or secular? How long is the wait list… and how much will it cost? Experts agree that […]

Fresh, organic veggies at Boggy Creek Farm

A Walk on the Rural Side

March 18, 2013 1

Want to feel like you’ve escaped the urban sphere for an afternoon and ventured out into the rural wilds? Fortunately, you don’t have to drive very far to see crops in the fields, spend quality […]

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How to Enjoy SXSW 2013 With Your Family

March 5, 2013 3

Get ready, Austin! South by Southwest (or, as it’s much more commonly known, SXSW) is almost here. For a few weeks, Austin turns into the coolest place on Earth, as we roll out a city-wide […]

Crunchy roasted chickpeas

Thursday’s Dish: Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

February 28, 2013 4

As any parent knows, snacks are key. If you don’t have a good snack on hand when your kiddo’s tummy starts rumbling, you’re out of luck. If you’re out and about, prepare for a meltdown; […]

Slow Cooker Black Bean Ragout

Thursday’s Dish: Slow Cooker Black Bean Ragout

January 17, 2013 4

You know how I usually cook dinner? With a toddler strapped to my leg, yelling “MOMMY, PICK UP-EE!” while I limp around trying not to spill boiling liquids on her. Although my offspring is generally […]

Cauliflower mac and cheese

Thursday’s Dish: Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese

December 6, 2012 2

Who doesn’t love mac and cheese? I am an absolute devotee, and of course it’s a “kid food” staple. Although the bright-orange thoroughly-Krafted version is always an option, I prefer mine from scratch. The good […]


Thursday’s Dish: Halloween Cookie Decorating

October 25, 2012 3

I am really not much of a baker. Besides that, I lack the artistic talent you really need to decorate professional-looking cookies. So, how on earth did I end up hosting a Halloween cookie decorating […]

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Texas Monthly on How to Raise a Texan

September 3, 2012 5

I rode horses every summer as a kid. I wore my black Justin Ropers boots to school. “Family style” barbeque at The County Line was one of my favorite meals. I rode in the back […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Let’s Move!

July 1, 2010 4

Do you remember in grade-school P.E. when you had to do a certain number of chin-ups and climb that rope to the ceiling, all because the President said so? Well, you do if you’re almost […]

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School Lunch Reform

April 5, 2010 6

First came Fast Food Nation. Then, Super Size Me. The latest installment in the man-aren’t-we-Americans-disgusting-in-what-we-eat comes to us delivered with a British accent in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. After seeing several comments from other moms […]

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Mommy Mob

November 16, 2007 1

    We all know that a thousand voices are much louder than just one; even two voices together make more of an impact when combined. When I think of Mommy Mob, I think of […]

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