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The Scoop on What’s Changing for Health Care

September 11, 2013 0

Passions run pretty strong when it comes to the nation’s health reform law, the Affordable Care Act (OK, Obamacare). Still, a lot of families don’t know much about the law or what’s set to change […]

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Moms Making a Difference

May 8, 2013 1

Ever heard of the activist roots for Mother’s Day? Back in 1870, Julia Ward Howe, an advocate for equality, women’s rights, peace, and the abolition of slavery, put out a proclamation on what some say was the first Mother’s Day. […]

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Three Moms Every Lawmaker Should Meet

May 1, 2013 1

About a year ago, fellow LiveMom blogger Nicole introduced me to Alexandria Garza. A single mother to a little girl, Alexandria was uninsured when doctors diagnosed her with some serious health problems, including a heart […]

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A Fit Family With Help from the School

April 3, 2013 0

Oh, right . . . fitness. Am I the only one who needs reminding about this? When it comes to my family’s health, lots of things manage to get my attention regularly. Runny noses serve […]

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Rally Round-Up for 2013

February 11, 2013 0

There are so many reasons to live in Austin. My list would include all the affordable, fun things to do as a family, the 10 months of sunshine, and the many big city offerings we […]

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The Lege Is Here. Are You Ready?

January 14, 2013 1

Oh boy, here we go! The 83rd Texas Legislative Session started last week, and I fully anticipate this one being as exciting, exhausting, rewarding, and at times as infuriating as the six ones I’ve worked […]

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Boiling It Down: Property Taxes

October 27, 2012 4

This week, you likely drove on local roads, maybe dropped your child off at a public school, and passed a hospital, fire station, police department, and library somewhere along the way. Chances are you didn’t […]

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Saying No to Soda?

October 1, 2012 3

If you’re reading this in Texas, you’re bringing up your children in one of the country’s most obese states, so that’s the bad news. The good news is Texas, and Austin specifically, are also home […]

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Activism with Your Child: Rallying at the Capitol

August 29, 2012 0

I love mommy-daughter dates. My daughter and I regularly embark on adventures both big and small, from wandering through Houston’s museums, to exploring Manor’s Ghost Town, to delighting our taste buds at Whole Foods’ never-ending […]

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A School Environment Safe for Every Kid

August 27, 2012 1

When Dallas-area student Chantal was just 8 years old, she faced a lot of trouble in school. A bright, compassionate kid diagnosed the year before with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism, she would sometimes […]

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Texas Parents Opt Out of State Tests

August 20, 2012 2

If you’ll forgive my sounding like an old fogey here: Boy, things sure have changed since I was a kid. My soon-to-be kindergartener is entering public school at a time when funding for education has […]

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Rally Thursday and Make Some Noise

June 26, 2012 0

Recently, my boss and friend Eileen offered to put on an event. The date and place were to be determined, but the purpose had been set: celebrating you, your family, and your say in what […]

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A Mommy Mob Party

June 16, 2012 6

Whenever we hit summer, I always find myself antsy-pantsy to throw a party. My line of work doesn’t slow much in summer, and child care gets more complicated not less. Still, there is that little […]

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Mommy Mob: Beyond the Blame Game

March 7, 2012 1

In the midst of some pretty dramatic play dueling, I heard my 4 year old yell, “Stop dying!” at his older brother who lay sprawled on the ground with his tongue dramatically jutting out of […]

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I Don’t Know How Any of Us Do It

September 17, 2011 2

In her  movie out this weekend, Sarah Jessica Parker ditches sex and the city for kids and high finance, and I feel for her. I picked up the novel I Don’t Know How She Does […]