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Back to School Mom Rant

Back to school BASH! Another school year has just begun and I’m already exhausted. I spent the weekend searching for the last three items on the school supply list that are nowhere to be found in the Austin metropolitan area, all the while grumbling about those better moms who finished their school shopping in July […]

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Waiting For Morning

Over the course of my life, interactions with the alarm clock on my bedside table looked like this: 6:30am 6:39am 6:48am 6:57am 7:06am Wait, what? 7:06am!   AAAAAAAHHHHHH! My college roommate nicknamed me the Snooze Queen. I remember wondering as a tired mother of preschoolers if I’d be happy when my kids were teenagers who wanted […]

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Take the Long Way or Pay the Toll?

Toll roads are cropping up all over central Texas.  I love ’em and I hate ’em.They are fast and free of traffic jams  – I love that!But they charge a fee and the rates keep going up – I hate that!This is how it usually ends up. I get ready in the morning with every […]

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4 Goals for Summer

I’m one of those moms who loves summer and getting to see my boys more often. I enjoy not having to wake up early to get them to school. I won’t miss keeping up with their lunch accounts and missing assignments. I really like having them around. At the same time, summer brings with it […]

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Fake it ’til You Become Her

I woke up with itchy eyes and a stuffy nose, feeling sluggish from the antihistamine I took the night before.  This is what I get for living in the allergy capital of the world. We don’t have seasonal allergies in Austin we have allergies in every season.   I’ve learned to apply certain countermeasures.  When […]

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