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Austin Corn Maze: A Fall Family Outing

By Jells

I love October for all of the seasonal rituals.  I gleefully await pumpkin patches, corn mazes, my birthday, Halloween, and the Fall Festival at my daughter's school, where I will be volunte... Read More

Homemade popcorn in a paper bag

By Stephanie

This post might make you sad, because you're about to realize that your entire life you've been hoodwinked by Big Corn. The popcorn industry has led us all to believe that we either have to buy prepackaged bags of popcorn or buy popcorn machines to make popcorn at home. Or maybe you all know th... Read More

Watermelon Party Ideas

By Jells

Whether you're throwing a party for your one-year-old, or just an end-of-summer shindig, you can feed a lot of people with just two large watermelons.  The sweet flavor goes really well with savory pairings as well as with dark chocolate.  The watermelon decor is also inexpensive and easy to come... Read More

First Time Diet

By Jells

I have never dieted before - at least not for weight loss.  I was some form of vegan/vegetarian/pescatarian for 15 years of my life until I started breastfeeding my firstborn.  About 5 months in, I was starving.  The best way I can describe it is: meat didn't seem disgusting anymore.  I had to ... Read More

School Lunches Are Serious Business - A Roundup

By Stephanie

On Monday, my oldest son started kindergarten. Like any self-respecting foodie, I spent way too much time in the weeks before the first day of school scouring the tubes for what the cool moms were packing for their kids' lunches these days. I mean, I survived on good old sandwiches in plastic... Read More

Behind the Scenes of a Family Photo Shoot.

By Jells

You think to yourself, "All of the cousins are here!  We don't have any photos of all of them together.  Get out the camera, quick!"  What could go wrong? This happened to me this weekend.  A perfec... Read More

Homemade Peanut Butter - so easy you won't believe it

By Stephanie

First off, hello everyone! I'm Stephanie and I'll be writing about food here at Today's Mama. I have two kids (5 and 18 months), a husband, and a full-time job in high-tech marketing, so I'm a little busy. But since I've never been one who knows when to say enough already, I also blog about food and... Read More

Lazy Parenting 101

By Jells

Maybe the title should read, "How to Parent on 1 Hour of Sleep and Encourage Independent Play," but it wouldn't be as catchy. This weekend, my baby, Ans, was getting her 4th tooth - meaning little-to-no sleep... Read More

10 Lessons I Learned When I Had my Second Kid

By Jells

Having one child is not easy.  A new baby changes everything about your life; all of a sudden there is a schedule to keep, so much baby crap to buy, and a human to grow and keep alive.  Just when you think you've got this parenting thing down, you get preggo with Number Two.  This is when you r... Read More

Living in a Shoebox :: Small Living Ideas

By Jells

Small living isn't easy with 2 kids, 2 dogs, and too much stuff. I live in a tiny house in Austin, Texas.  It's summer here, possibly more so than most places in the US, and when it gets in the triple digits, it means we either go to the pool or stay indoors in our 624 square feet.  While EB is in... Read More