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False Dilemmas
By     |    Aug 30, 2012
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False Dilemmas

People really seem to beat themselves up over certain choices. ┬áThe pulses race. The minds flip flop and then settle. The camps get divided — and heated. But there are many things that are framed as “either/or” choices that really aren’t just either/or. Forcing you to pick a “side” on these types of debates means that you have to dig yourself a trench and face giving up the benefits of […]

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960 Saturdays Before Your Kid Leaves Home at 18
By     |    Feb 17, 2012
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960 Saturdays Before Your Kid Leaves Home at 18

There I was, quasi-yawning through a parenting magazine the other night a few minutes before midnight, and the words seared in my brain. “You will only have 960 Saturdays with a newborn until they go off to college.” Only 960 Saturdays? Could it possibly be true? Well, my darling Benjamin is already five. That means more than 260 of our Saturdays have been already spent, and although I regret nothing […]

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Creating Family Traditions (April Fool’s Day, St. Patty’s Day and More)
By     |    May 16, 2010
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Creating Family Traditions (April Fool’s Day, St. Patty’s Day and More)

I have been looking for ways to create family traditions for our own little family unit, especially now that Benji is older. It’s definitely true that traditions are part of what define a family, so I wanted ours to be fun and throughout the year, instead of just at Christmastime. This kicked off for us this year with Valentine’s Day. Though Benjamin he only three, I wanted him to enjoy […]

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Have Toddler, Will Travel (Even Abroad!)
By     |    Apr 20, 2010
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Have Toddler, Will Travel (Even Abroad!)

Being somewhat fearless is definitely necessary to be a parent of a toddler. Taking that toddler on a trip, especially a long trip abroad or that requires a long plane flight, requires nerves of pure titanium (and some masochistic tendencies don’t hurt, either). We took our three year old, Benjamin, on a trip over the holidays that required two plane flights just to start our “real” travels, including one flight […]

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Why My Redheaded Family Wears 50 SPF Around Austin
By     |    Mar 15, 2010
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Why My Redheaded Family Wears 50 SPF Around Austin

Yeah, yeah, I know it’s a rare cloudy Austin day in the pic. I had to wait until an overcast day to take a decent picture of this, though (too reflective otherwise). Queing up some appropriate music… Blister In The Sun – Violent F…

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