Hello! I’m Aimee, and I am absolutely thrilled to be here! Just last month I turned thirty, and with this evolution of a new decade came a surprising revolution of my spirit: a desire to live more fully and shake off any self-doubt that tried to stand in my way.
I spent most of my twenties falling in love with my amazing husband, James, and having our three, beautiful children; a decade of loving more deeply than I ever imagined, and learning not to fear the heart-exploding thrill that came along with it.
I am a Stay-At-Home-Mom to Phoenix (age 6), Theo (age 3), and Lyric Mae (three months new), although it is rare that we find ourselves “staying home.” On a whim, as most of our decisions are made, James and I decided to homeschool our children. Though it wasn’t ever our plan — not even on our radar as a possibility — we felt as though we were being led to do so and decided to follow our intuition. At the moment, we are loving the freedom this lifestyle provides. Because my husband works nontraditional hours, we are able to choose any weekday as our weekend to soak up the city and cherished together-time. Thus far, homeschooling has been quite an adventure, introducing us to a fabulously supportive community, and teaching us to consider each moment in life as a unique opportunity to learn and grow.
My days are fueled by coffee (strong, please), tree pose, and deep breaths; occupied by babywearing, chaos-wrangling, and ninja-refereeing; filled with spontaneous dance parties, giggle-fests, and usually, some sort of mud/paint splatter; challenged by erupting childhood emotions and undesirable amounts of time spent in public restrooms; and sustained by pep talks in the mirror as I try to convince myself that I’m doing the best I can, because let’s face it, though I’ve been mothering for nearly seven years, most days I still feel as though I have no idea what I’m doing.
I won’t ever turn down chips and fresh salsa, an afternoon wandering around Book People, ten minutes alone in my car to sing as loudly as I’d like, or the precious (rare) date night with my man. Nothing makes me happier than open hearts and open minds.
While my life is wonderfully full, recently, a little spark of longing within my soul ignited into a full-fledged fire. The desire to create for the sake of creating. And so, mamacentric.com was born. Typing away in the dark as I sit waiting for little people to Just.Go.To.Bed, word by word, I am beginning to rediscover my center. Mamahood is my muse, because I know of nothing else with the power to dissolve me into exhausted tears at night, yet fill me with hopeful anticipation for the sunrise and chance to do it all over again.
I’m humbled by the opportunity to share my stories with the readers of Austin Moms Blog, and along the way, hope to encourage others to get in touch with whatever it is that brings them joy. Cheers!