Why My Dream Job Changed After Having Kids

October 26, 2016 1

Prior to having kids I dreamed of being a high powered marketing executive living in New York City or abroad. I dreamed of working my way up the ladder and traveling the world for my […]


How I Find Balance As A Mom

November 12, 2015 0

I’ve been asked how I balance working full time, being a mom, writing my personal blog as well as contributing to other blogs, and planning blogger events. Here are five thoughts on how I stay […]

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Peanut Allergies: A Pediatrician’s Advice

March 9, 2015 8

These days we have so much information at our fingertips to help solve any parenting dilemma (admittedly, most of the times we may have too much). You could argue the Internet was both the best […]

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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 […]

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Raising a Budding Activist

April 24, 2013 0

Think back: What’s your earliest memory of wanting to change the world? Chances are, long before you could cast a ballot, you were a kid who cared deeply about something. You truly believed you could […]


With the Help of PBS KIDS, It All Adds Up

March 19, 2013 1

Shhhh. Don’t tell my son, but I’m not a math person. I still have a mild case of PTSD about this word problem in 6th grade involving falafels, which took my dad and I many […]

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Are You a Helicopter Mom?

March 10, 2013 0

Are you scratching your head and wondering what in the world I mean? It’s not like you have rotors sticking out of the top of your head, and you don’t hover, right? Or do you? […]


Keeping Our Kids Safe After Newtown

January 15, 2013 7

“Bam! Bam! You’re dead, Mommy!” Barely a month after the tragedy at Sandy Hook, I can’t help but wince at my son’s words. Like many parents I know, what happened in Newtown hit entirely too […]

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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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Taking the Long View

September 11, 2012 3

The coffee cup that you knocked off the counter in a sleepless haze, scattering tiny shards that you spend the rest of his precious naptime cleaning up. The tears shed over a forgotten toy. The […]

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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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To Drug or Not to Drug – Not an Easy Call

February 1, 2012 1

photo credit: Amanda M Hatfield It seems like every few months there’s a news story that looks at the way we as a nation medicate our kids—the increasing rates, the negative side effects that can […]

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Mommy Mob: How to Tackle Child Abuse

January 7, 2012 2

I was six the first time I heard about a child being horribly abused. My older brother was the one spilling the beans. I can remember locking myself in the bathroom at the time, crying […]

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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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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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March 9, 2010 4

From the moment a woman learns she is pregnant, she is bombarded with a litany of warnings, unsolicited advice and well-meaning recommendations on what she should and shouldn’t be doing, eating, etc. Make sure to […]

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Featuring: Katie Malinski

February 16, 2010 6

I first met Katie Malinski when she volunteered for a program I managed at the Girls Empowerment Network (GENaustin). Then she had a daughter, and I had a son, and we reconnected as moms. Katie […]

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Giving Experiences This Holiday Season

December 1, 2009 5

It’s hard not to get caught up in the holiday gift buying hysteria. Although I don’t get many catalogs anymore (thanks partly to Catalog Choice), the ones I received right before Thanksgiving were marked “Late […]

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Stopping At One

November 17, 2009 6

I am an only child. When I reveal this, people always say, “But you don’t ACT like an only child!” I’m still not quite sure what that means. I never thought it was so horrible […]

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It’s (Sometimes) Not Easy Being Green

November 10, 2009 1

Parenthood is full of difficult choices. Whether it’s deciding whether or not to vaccinate your child for swine flu, agreeing with your partner on a discipline strategy or finding a school, there is never ONE […]