Parker

A Week’s Worth of Lunches for Back-to-School

How do you feel about packing lunches? Do you live for the ideating it takes to plan ahead or peer into your refrigerator and make a game time decision? Do your kids prefer variety or gravitate towards the same things every day? My requirements school lunches? They can’t be super fancy or time consuming because there’s nothing more disappointing than spending an hour making a scratch veggie lasagna that nobody wants to eat.  (Speaking from personal experience here!)  Also, they have to be things Parker would actually eat, not …

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3 Easy Hairstyles for Kids: Braids, Buns, and Wavy Hair

Braids, buns and wavy hair oh my! If you’re looking for a cute way to fix your child’s hair in less than five minutes, these step by step easy hairstyles for kids are for you! When Parker made her Ellen Show debut at 5 days old, the first thing our favorite host of daytime remarked on was her “wig”. A few months later it had evolved into something we called her Hillary Clinton look and by one she was already rocking french braids. The irony is that she spent most of her toddler years not wanting her hair brushed, much …

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The Transition to Kindergarten: How We Prepared and What It Was Actually Like

(first day of school outfit pictured above!) While she was only two years old when we moved, I would be lying if I said that Kindergarten didn’t play a part in our moving back to Austin from Los Angeles. Hearing people in LA describe the point and charter system, the means of transportation that got their kids to and from school every day or the prices of the homes in districts zoned for “good” public schools was dizzying. Let the record show, I actually think LA is an amazing place to raise kids! I was just imagining …

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Real Talk with Real Moms || Screen time and Play Ideas

…And just like that, we’re back! If you’re a recent reader, this might be your first interaction with our Real Talk with Real Moms series, but if you have known your way around this site for some time you’re likely already familiar. This series started when Parker was less than a year old and I found myself thinking how useful it would be to be able to read a variety of perspectives from a variety of mothers on the same parenting topic. Basically what the group texts looked like with my mom friends, but in search friendly blog format. …

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