Real Talk Real Moms

How to Teach Kids about Generosity, Kindness + Abundance

(This post is sponsored by Frost Bank. All thoughts and opinions are my own.) Have you ever tried to teach a toddler to share? It’s the exact definition of an uphill battle.  Like straight uphill. Like Mr.-Free-Solo-himself-trying-to-scale-El-Capitan uphill. When Parker was two I read an article about having an abundance mentality and, while I was initially reading it with myself in mind, I decided maybe this was a better approach to teaching sharing to a toddler than just constantly repeating how important it is to share what is ours with …

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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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All the Best Tips for Traveling with Little Kids

It’s that time of year. Summer family travel is one of the best parts of having kids and being a parent! Traveling with kids has it’s own challenges, but it’s also incredibly fun and fulfilling! Keep reading for all of our best tips and tricks for traveling with kids and having the best time! I have always known that I wanted to travel with my kids. For some people, my husband included, the idea of toting around tots in another time zone is a quick way to cue stress or anxiety, and understandably so. To me, though, the idea …

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Real Talk with Real Moms || Our Nightly Routine

(This post is part of our Real Talk with Real Moms series. Be sure to check out the other posts today from  Lovely Indeed ||  Studio DIY || The Sweetest Occasion || Freutcake || Apartment 34 ) Is there any topic more central to parenting than sleep? The only two books I read while pregnant with Parker were both centered around sleep and whether it was newborn sleep, dropping night feedings, transitioning out of the crib or nightmares and being afraid of the dark, it seems like sleep is still a central theme at almost every age. (I think …

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