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Kids Eat Free in Dripping Springs

And Other Local Restaurant Deals One of the best perks about moving to Dripping Springs is all of the family-friendly restaurants and breweries with open green space, playgrounds, kids’ menus, and very patient staff members and owners. As an added bonus, many of these eateries offer discounts throughout the week, and a few even offer […]

Best of the Texas Hill Country

A Weekend in Dripping Springs: Your Full Itinerary Fall Bucket List 21 Fun and Affordable Things to Do This Week’s Hike Family-Friendly Breweries in DSTX Top 10 Local Playgrounds Reviews of Local Attractions Family Travel (on a Budget) Kid-Friendly Day Trips Road Trip Edition: Waco with Kids Why You Want a Zoo Membership Essential Summer […]

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Top 6 Family-Friendly Breweries in the Dripping Springs Area

Before moving to the Texas Hill Country, I never would have guessed that my family would often be found at an outdoor brewery on a weekend evening. It didn’t occur to me that an establishment earning an income on alcoholic beverages would be family-friendly. However, when we visit our favorites below, we get to linger […]

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Best of Fall in the Texas Hill Country, 2021

Here’s your bucket list of the best Fall festivals, pumpkin patches, and activities for the family in the Texas Hill Country!

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Best of Fall in the Texas Hill Country, 2020

Your Fall Bucket List in Texas During this second week of September, temperatures in our beautiful part of Texas dropped 40 degrees after a chronic spell of sweltering 100-degree heat. The powers-that-be are calling it a “False Fall”, but my family has decided that it’s an invitation to start early on excitedly preparing for the […]

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2021 Easter in the Texas Hill Country

Plus 9 UNIQUE At-Home Easter Egg Hunt Themes Easter is a BIG DEAL in our family, and we are beyond excited to return to some sort of normalcy in 2021: back in church for a lively and meaningful service, extended family and friends to celebrate with, and a few egg hunts to participate in! Easter […]

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Your Socially-Distanced Staycation: 11 FUN Ways to Make the Best of It

Aren’t kids so great? I’m currently riding in a packed car for 10+ hours with 4 of them. In between dishing out massive quantities of unhealthy snacks, changing shows on kid kindles every 67 seconds, breaking up sibling disputes with my futile mom-voice, and attempting to make conversation with my husband who somehow has the […]

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2021 Spring Break in the Texas Hill Country

Spring Break takes on many different roles as you go through life. As a child, it represents freedom from school and, hopefully, a memorable family vacation. In college, it’s a week of clandestine partying and naïve independence. As a young professional, it means less traffic on your commute and sunset happy hours on a lively patio.  However, when you become a […]

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9 Easy Ways to Save Money in 2020

Happy New Year! Have you already made your resolutions? Planning to get skinny (errr… I mean “healthy”)? Hoping to read more? Watch less TV? Exercise daily? Go to church more often? Swear in front of the kids fewer times per day?? Those are all good ones, but so far, the single resolution I’ve been hearing […]

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Boston Vacation for Under $500

My husband and I recently challenged ourselves to see Boston on a budget. Read this post to see how we managed on our challenge to spend 3 days on Boston for under $500. Included in this article is a list of free things to do in Boston, as well as travel tips for any trip.

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Oh Crap! (Warning: Poo Talk)

“POOOOOOOP! The baby is eating poo!” Yep, I actually shouted these words this morning across the house. Somehow the two bathroom rules we actually enforce are the ones that often get forgotten: flush the toilet and shut the door. With four kids, two still in diapers, I am no stranger to poo. I’ve touched other […]