Two Decades In Austin – What I Haven’t Done

Two Decades In Austin – What I Haven’t Done

You don’t have to look far to find crazy long Austin bucket lists. After living in the area for over 20 years, I’ve done most of the things on those lists. But there are still a few iconic {some obscure!} Austin things I haven’t done. Here’s my...
1 Easy & Effective Way to Encourage Responsibility

1 Easy & Effective Way to Encourage Responsibility

This summer I need my kids to up their responsibility game. They are fantastic kids but it’s still up to me to tell them to do this and that – make your bed, put on your shoes, grab a pool towel, put on deodorant….the list goes on. I don’t like...
End 4 Common Summer Screen Time Struggles

End 4 Common Summer Screen Time Struggles

If your kids are anything like mine, they like technology. Like, a lot. Like, a whole, whole, whole lot. The summer combination of free time, crazy hot weather, and a more relaxed schedule means that screen time can morph from something they do a little to something...
8 Mistakes to Avoid on Your Family Vacation

8 Mistakes to Avoid on Your Family Vacation

Can I ask you a favor? Please learn from me.  Read these 8 mistakes to avoid on your next family vacation and save yourself from the inconvenience, stress, and bad moods that accompany these travel errors.  Two of the following travel mistakes make me cringe in...
How to Raise a Kid who {Actually} Loves to Read

How to Raise a Kid who {Actually} Loves to Read

Raising kids who enjoy reading can make a big difference in their life. Beyond the fact that reading is the cornerstone of their school experience, there are numerous benefits for adults who read. Here are some tried and true ways to help your child fall in love with...
8 Minimalist Road Trip Tips

8 Minimalist Road Trip Tips

Road trips with kids can be exhausting…but they can be really fun, too. After many hours on the road and both short and long road trips, we’ve found ways to make the road trip part of the vacation. Keeping things simple helps make this part of the journey...
Research Reveals Why Your Self-Care Routine Doesn’t Work

Research Reveals Why Your Self-Care Routine Doesn’t Work

We know it’s important to take care of ourselves but few of us do it consistently. Even though we realize the perks of storing up our energy, feeling balanced, and taking good care of our bodies, we ditch the very things that get us these perks when life gets...
How to Create a Stress-Free Summer Schedule for WAHM

How to Create a Stress-Free Summer Schedule for WAHM

Trying to get work done while kids are at home can be challenging not to mention frustrating. In order to make this summer work well for all of us, I’ve developed a summer schedule that is simple and that addresses many of the situations that prevent me from...