I’m Still Here

in case you were worried

Preparing for House Guests

House guests are coming! Here are some ways to stay sane.

The Working Mother

I have a story to tell. It's a bit of a shame story. Prepare yourself.

PTA vs. the Supermom

I came face to face with the Supermom. Here is my story.

To the Mom with the Screaming Kid

The age-old parental question: what to do when your kid won't go?

Zilker Clothing Swap

The Zilker Clothing Swap will be this Saturday, 9/7, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, in the Zilker Elementary cafeteria. See you there!

A Tale of Two Grandmas

How can I love thrift store shopping and yet be a snob when it comes to regular stores? I blame my grandmas.

Back to School (Part 5): The First Day

My final three tips for dealing with the conflicting emotions that come with the first day of school.

Back to School (Part 4): Get a Grip

A general low-lying buzz of anxiety plagues me this time of year, so I asked therapist Katharine Barnhill to share some words of wisdom.

Back to School (Part 3): Save Your Dollars

The back-to-school season can be EX-PEN-SIVE, so I offer my favorite tips on how to get ready for school without breaking the bank.

Back to School (Part 2): Plan It Out

A little planning and organization can make a world of difference during this hectic back-to-school season.

Back to School (Part 1): Start With the Basics

Six tips for de-stressing the basics of eating, sleeping, and catching your breath during back-to-school time.

Back to School Survival Guide

Heading back to school is stressful—for kids AND their parents. But if you work to avoid five common pitfalls, your life will go a lot more smoothly during this stressful time.

Nature’s Way Preschool

For the past three years, Nature's Way Preschool at the Austin Nature and Science Center has been a huge part of our lives. But now my kids (sniff) are all big (sniff) and it's time to say good-bye.

A Rare Visit From the Wise Mommy

Parenting is a difficult job because we are supposed to mold our children (to be polite, to be considerate, to not pee on the wall). But at the same time, we are supposed to let them develop into their own unique selves. These two contradictory ideas leave me confused a good chunk of the time.