Hi, Austin Moms! I’m Katie Golde and I live out in Dripping Springs with my growing family. I met my handsome husband, Jon, in high school. We weren’t high school sweethearts – that would have been cute – we were always just friends until we started dating until after college. We got married in 2012 and we welcomed our son, August (Auggie) in October of 2015 when we were living in Chicago.
We moved back to Austin when Auggie was six months old. Both of our families still live here and we wanted to be closer to them. We also have another little boy on the way – he’s due in July! We could use all the name suggestions we can get so don’t be shy about sending those my way…
And I can’t leave out our sweet old lab, Chloe. I adopted Chloe before I was married when I was living in a tiny apartment in Mueller. She will always be my first baby. She’s also the only other girl in the house, so I need her!
I say I’m originally from Austin but I spent a decent chunk of my childhood in the suburbs of Chicago before moving here in 1994. I don’t have a strong accent of any type but I say “y’all” and have been known to call soda “pop” on occasion.
Staying active and spending time outdoors is important to me. I try to balance that healthy attitude by eating candy from the Dollar General across the street whenever possible (hello, Sour Patch Kids!). I also like to read and explore Dripping Springs and the Hill Country.
Since moving back to Austin in the middle of 2016, I feel like I’ve juggled nearly every combination of stay at home parenting and working. I started as a stay-at-home-mom and then I added freelance writing to the mix. That turned into a part-time job and now I have a full-time job and I work from home. It was a lot of trial and error, a lot of family support and a lot of navigating the world of childcare till we found the exact right match for us.
I’m excited to start this new chapter with Austin Moms Blog! I was already a huge fan of the women and the content before I joined the team. It was a valuable resource to me after moving home and learning how to get the most out of this amazing city as a parent! I’m so happy to be a part of the team and to share all that Austin has to offer (and then some) with you mamas.
My career is in writing and editing but writing about motherhood specifically is a new topic for me. I’m pretty pumped to talk about what it’s like to be a mom, especially one in such a wonderful city. I can’t wait to share more with you soon!