Make this Thanksgiving Meaningful

Make this Thanksgiving Meaningful

When we think of Thanksgiving Day, delicious food, football, and getting together with family and friends come to mind. The original purpose of Thanksgiving was to show gratitude and give thanks for a bountiful harvest. Now, as we celebrate Thanksgiving, it is easy to...

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Three Ways to Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

Three Ways to Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

Growing up, my overachieving family placed a high value on competency. “Often this translated into a mindset critical of one’s self and others, where we frequently saw the bad before the good.   This way of being, like all patterns, became habitual for me and my...

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Creating the Ultimate Fall Family Fun List

Creating the Ultimate Fall Family Fun List

When you think about fall family fun in Austin, you might be expecting a list of events like corn mazes, ghostly outings, and festivals. While those are wonderful options for many families, what I discovered repeatedly when my son was younger is that we needed to look...

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Cool STEM Projects for Fall

Cool STEM Projects for Fall

Fall is back to school time—and a great time to explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math). Learning knows no season, but each season brings its own ways to interact with STEAM activities.   Monarch Migration Some types of butterflies,...

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Karen Ranus: Changing the Mental Health Conversation

Karen Ranus: Changing the Mental Health Conversation

AF: Your work as a mental health advocate started in a very personal way. How did your journey begin? KR: About eight and a half years ago, I almost lost my then 18-year-old daughter to suicide as a college freshman. The depression and anxiety had been there in high...

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Meet the Family Behind 25 Years  of Household Cleaning

Meet the Family Behind 25 Years of Household Cleaning

This year, Lemi Shine celebrates a quarter of a century of helping homes sparkle. From its roots in Midland, the brand blossomed to become a household name, known first for its dishwashing detergent booster and now for its full product line that includes everything...

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National Stepfamily Day: Wisdom from Stepparents

National Stepfamily Day: Wisdom from Stepparents

No parent is perfect. And in the case of blended families, the art of step parenting can be even more challenging. According to the U.S. Census, over 50% of US families are remarried or re-coupled. More than 1300 new blended families form every day. Fifty percent of...

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How  to Organize Your  Kids’ School  Papers

How  to Organize Your  Kids’ School  Papers

If you have school-age children, you’ll most likely deal with an ever-growing stack of school papers and artwork this coming school year. Some of the papers may go straight to the recycle bin, but what do you do with the important papers and special artwork you’d like...

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This Year, Give Your Kids the “Friendship Challenge”

This Year, Give Your Kids the “Friendship Challenge”

Growing up, there was a lot my parents did that I hope to improve upon, or even do differently. But the one thing that I appreciate them putting such an emphasis on was people skills. They taught my sisters and I how to get along with anyone, even if they were very...

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Preparing for College Isn’t What You Think

Preparing for College Isn’t What You Think

You might have seen a college campus or two in your travels, but high school counselor Tara Miller has visited a whopping 70 campuses in the past 15 years. The college and career counselor at Austin High School makes a point of visiting as many as she can, leveraging...

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