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Your Austin Moms Team
Abigail Head is married to Chad and mama to two vivacious redheads, Teak (2010) and Sloan (2014). She is a native Texan who’s lived in Houston, Fort Worth, and grew up in Austin with a short stint in New York City. Besides (trying) to keep up with the Head house shenanigans, Abigail works in a little real estate, teaches preschool and finds different ways to be creative. She loves her morning coffee, positive quotes, Jesus, and exploring this little big town, ATX. Instagram @theheadhouseatxBorn and raised in India, Aditi is now an honorary Texan after spending 11+ years split between Dallas and Austin. She is married to her high-school sweetheart and has two magical kids - her son (2009) is her calm, sweet sunshine, while her daughter (2014) is her exciting, gorgeous storm! Working in Marketing, she enjoys being steeped in creativity all day long. In her leisure time, Aditi loves crafting, organizing, reading, writing and date nights at Barley Swine!Alison Bogle is a writer living in Austin with her husband Scott, daughter Ana (2006) and boy/girl twins, Reed and Sofia (2011). A former marketing manager turned fourth grade teacher, she now works at home as a unicorn. Seriously. Magical thinking is the only possible explanation for how her family thinks she could pull off all they ask of her! She loves travel, reading, running, blowing off steam with friends, being outside, and the Don Juan taco with a passion. She can usually be found biting off more than she can chew and, of course, writing about it. Check her out at www.mycontrolexperiment.com or monthly in Austin Family magazine.Alison is a lover of boybands, cheese, and a good leather jacket (not always in that order). Born and raised on the Jersey Shore, she left her career as a radio personality to move to Texas with the love of her life, Ed. In three short years, she became an Austinite, wife, and mama to sweet little Simon (2). Alison works as a nanny and a venue manager at dreamy One Eleven East in Hutto. She loves salsa dancing, nail salons that serve champagne, and sneaking snuggles when her toddler will let her. Although she misses her family, the seasons, and the sea back East, Alison is happy to call Austin home with her boys.Dr. Allison Hall, PT, MPT, DPT is part of tight knit party of five plus two rescue dogs. All three of her children were born in London, England during her family’s great decade abroad. She and her husband both grew up in Texas and returned in 2013 after purchasing a home after seeing it only via webcam. She finds joy in walking in nature, traveling almost anywhere, learning new things, pondering life intensely, caring for others deeply and doing anything that makes for a good laugh with family and friends. She works as a pediatric physical therapist and is the founder of bloom (mykidblooms.com), an eLearning platform for healthcare professionals to provide information about natural development for parents & caregivers.Amanda is a New Mexico native, but spent time in the Big Apple and Dallas before moving to Austin in the summer of 2017. She is wife to Greg and mom to two little girls. In her previous life, she worked at a big advertising agency on Madison Ave, but now enjoys spending her time exploring Austin with her husband and daughters. She’s unapologetically crafty, believes everything looks better with a monogram, bakes a mean cupcake and can’t say no to a frozen margarita.Amy is the Baylor trophy wife to Dan and mommy to their 4 kids: Norah, Beckett, Rory and Eden. After moving cities every 2 years for 10 years, Amy's family settled in Austin in 2015. She started Amy McLaughlin Photography with a passion for documenting the beauty of real life and stories that matter for families and non-profits. Her photography style is intentional and meaningful. She also part-time homeschools her kids and volunteers with a local organization that seeks to help fill the gap in parental services for families whose kids are in state custody. She enjoys small-group gatherings, espresso, good books, and yoga. And she is not one to turn down dessert.
I’m not always this happy. I’m actually moody as hell, MUCH more introverted than I come off, and highly intuitive of how I am perceived and how others feel. Many people call these descriptions a phenomena called, “empathic”; I don’t use that term, because I believe it’s trendy and also believe such a thing is an innate ability of ALL humans when they take a look at people and the world around them with a dash of something very simple to understand yet not always simple to do... Experience. I’ve had a plethora of them, on all sides of the spectrum from being a single mum at the tender age of 21; marriage, divorce, abortion, miscarriage. Homelessness. Giving up. starting over repeat. Developing multiple streams of income through real estate, modeling and acting, my own holistic based business as a personal chef and doula. I co -founded a platform last year called, Birthing Our Ancestors, which gives an option to women and families to use art as a medium to heal from womb trauma ie. abortion, miscarriage, still birth. I’ve created events centered around this topic and involve everyone including my son. My parenting style is honestly, not much different from my on- going experimentational style. As I get older and learn more about myself, I find myself experimenting with ideologies and patterns that I may have judged as being too conservative or “staged” in my opinion. Now, at almost 25 I find joy in experimenting with these things and inviting my son to involve himself in what I once may have called “faux experiences”. After all, to create a well rounded human who nourishes themselves in all the possibilities of who and what they are, one can not only understand the outlandish possibilities of human existence one must also understand the many colors that already surround them. No matter how boring or faux they may seem to me. As an Austin Mom Blog contributor you can expect to read about my journeys on the spectrum. As an entrepreneur, as a mum, my ongoing lifestyle changes, as a lover, a support system for my clients, and revolutionary for my own personal experiences and the shared experiences of others.Becky is a transplant from New Mexico and has been in the area for 2 years now. She has her Bachelors of Science in Education from New Mexico State University and has been involved with Big Bothers/Big Sisters; Habitat for Humanity; and TRiO EDucational Talent Search. She is engaged to Ryan and the mother to a feisty 20 month old named Olivia. Becky enjoys exploring Austin and the surrounding areas, not a weekend goes by that her and Olivia aren't trying a new activity, attending a festival or playing in a new park.Bethany Farnsworth is a human jungle gym, napkin, and personal shopper to her kids Peter, 3, and Lydia, 1. She met her husband at Baylor and moved from Waco to Houston to Dallas before finally settling in Austin in October 2019. She loves podcasts, iced coffee, uninterrupted bathroom time, traveling, coming home after traveling, and spending too much time planning activities that hold her kids' attention for 30 seconds. On a good weekend, you'll find her and her crew on a hiking trail or at a brewery -- you'll recognize them by the table full of toys and snacks.Brittany is happiest when she’s exploring with her kids (Niko, 2004 and Julia, 2007) and finds her flow when writing, reading, running and connecting. She believes in kindness and loves awful puns. Brittany is so very grateful to God for the gift of motherhood through Niko and Julia. She is a big proponent of work-life balance @Gemalto where she manages global branding, social media and internal communications. Her guilty pleasure is #RHBH.For over 30 years, Chalimar has called Austin her home. Inspired by the luscious Hill Country and sacred springs, Chalimar can be found most weekends wandering barefoot with her wildlings Rubye (2015) and Solomon (2017), showing them the beauty of nature and simplicity of life. Chalimar is married to her best friend and soulmate, Tatenda, a youth soccer coach. Her passions are photography, cooking and gardening. For the last 13 years, Chalimar has taught middle and high school History. After giving birth to her daughter, she also became a birth and postpartum doula with a goal of providing advocacy and eradicating the disparities in healthcare equality for birthing people. You can find Chalimar on Instagram (@chaliiib) and at MoonTribe DoulaCheyenne is a former lawyer turned writer, editor, and work-from-home mom living in the Austin area with her daughter, Aislin, and son, Hawkins. She and her kids moved to the area to begin life anew after the sudden death of her husband in 2017. Cheyenne is owner and founder of Sense & Serendipity where she writes about topics such as motherhood, widowhood, home décor and DIY, and wellness. She loves good wine, good books, old homes, and antique shopping. Cheyenne has a passion for inspiring and uplifting other women, especially moms, and often uses dry wit and slightly inappropriate humor to get through tough times.Cortney is a mother of two, #atxfoodie and lover of fitness! She married her soul-mate, Max, after a love at first sight experience in Las Vegas. Together, they have two children Zander (7) and Zia (5). As a family, they love exploring Austin, trying new restaurants, s’mores by the fire, and vacationing in CO & Cali! Her passion lies in health and wellness. She adores grocery shopping, farmers markets, cooking new recipes, and exercise! Cortney is on a quest to keep her family healthy, dining on the cleanest ingredients, while still having fun and eating paleo chocolate chip cookies!! She started a Health Coaching business in 2019 to help families find the joy in living and eating healthfully! Follow her journey and learn more about her coaching services @happydinneratx and www.happydinneratx.com
Dana Thompson, M.Ed. has been a fine arts educator in Greater Austin Area secondary public schools for over a decade. After years spent working in theatrical wardrobe and commercial makeup artistry, she found her calling in the classroom guiding young people to become innovative, well-rounded thinkers prepared for a future in the global economy. Never-married, Dana had an unconventional journey into motherhood. Although the births of her two sons flipped, turned her life upside down, she is proud to include the title of “boy mom” to her many accolades. When she is not surrounded by her children, at school or at home, Dana enjoys getting into good trouble with the diverse women who complete her tribe.Destiny is a Sooners fan who happened to marry a Longhorns fan and they live happily ever after 8 months out of the year. As a first first-time mom to a 6-month-old baby girl, she is currently focusing on surviving the teething stage and functioning on 3 hours of sleep a night. She considers herself a reality TV connoisseur and Bravoholic who tries to live every day like Andy Cohen is watching. You can follow her motherhood journey on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/
thenoninstamom/Dominique is a new resident of Austin, recently moving to Texas by way of California. She is a proud wife to her husband Bode and together they are raising three dynamic children - Phoenix, River, and Quest. She enjoys good food, good music, and great company. She has a passion for maternal health and is currently a birth doula here in the city of Austin with aspirations to be a Nurse Midwife in the near future. Dom believes that there's nothing an impromptu dance session and a good cup of coffee can't fix!Erin owns Events by Erin, a custom event planning business and co-owns Ellis Designs LLC, a custom woodworking business with her husband, John Ellis. Together, their greatest design is their wonderful daughter, Elizabeth. Erin is an Austin native and graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a degree in English. She lives in Round Rock, enjoys running, going to the movies and the beach, and of course, writing for Austin Moms Blog!Gretchen is a former communications manager turned stay-at-home mom to son Shepherd (Dec. 2016) and daughter Rosemary (Oct. 2019). She grew up in Minnesota and the D.C. area but is so happy to call Austin home, even in the summer. Gretchen and husband Ryan also have two high-maintenance fur babies, Hank and Gracie. She is a wannabe minimalist who enjoys tennis, creative projects, lake time, and spending time outdoors with her kids as much as possible.Hannah Haro, PT, DPT is a physical therapist, wife to Daniel and mom to Mina (2018). She was born and raised in a small northern Michigan town, is bilingual, helps run a soccer clinic for kids with disabilities, is a Christian, and a partner at the Austin Stone Community Church. Though Hannah currently works as a PT in Bastrop, she has previously worked as a babysitter, downhill ski instructor, math teacher, barista, health coach, and pediatric PT. She likes to say she is in the business of rehabilitation: of people, as a PT; and of homes, as she and her husband are now on renovations for house #4 in as many years. She also loves coffee and anything chocolate, enjoying the green spaces of Austin, and a really good sci fi/fantasy novel while curled under a blanket.Hi, I'm Heather. I'm a thirty-four year old SAHM. I live in North Austin with my husband Chris and our four kids. I'm a Louisiana native, but I've been in Austin almost five years. I love crafting, reading, keeping up with my kids' crazy lives, and I live on coffee!Jaime Germany Terry is a native “New Mexican,” who moved to Dallas, Texas area to pursue an undergraduate degree. While visiting her closest friend during Graduate school spring break, she proclaimed Austin felt like her childhood home! After finishing her MBA, she relocated to Austin. She is the wife to Aaron, and mommy of two precious little beauties nicknamed: Miss Effervescent and Miss Vibrant. She lovingly refers to her daughters as her “littles.” Initially as a busy wife and mom she became reactive, trying to do it all perfectly. Now as a recovering perfectionist, she’s discovered a way to be responsive and intentional as a wife, mom, and professional. In 2018 she became a Certified Professional Coach with a goal to assist women in finding personal fulfillment while moving their goals forward. She loves listening to audiobooks, podcasts, traveling, and visiting wineries in the Hill Country, and spending time with her family and friends.Janina Roberts, M.A., LSSP, a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology married to her college sweetheart, Allen, Sr, for almost 14 years. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Trinity University. She and Allen have two children, Allen, Jr. (7 y.o.) who is very active in sports and a loving gentle soul and Aelicia (2 y.o.), who is very independent and a spit-fire. Janina is what some would call a military brat who moved frequently. She was born in Louisiana, moved to Las Vegas, NV then Abilene, TX where she graduated high school. Janina is currently pursuing her Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership while also working full-time. She is avid party planner especially her kid's birthday parties and loves eating ice cream from Amy's. On the weekends you can find her at the track field, at basketball and football games cheering on her son, AJ.Born and raised a California girl, currently residing in Southwest Austin. Jenn is the wife to hubby, Ronnie, and mama to sweet baby girl, Stella Rae. She spends her days working full time from her home office as a Business Development Manager. Life never slows down while she continues to juggle being a mama and wife while balancing her love of wine, enthusiasm for hosting parties, traveling, shopping online, reading blogs, attending class at barre3, and indulging in sweet treats.Her days are spent running her kids in two different directions, working on incorporating a little more sarcasm in her days and trying new classes at the gym. She believes in learning and experiencing the good, the bad and the ugly that life has to offer with as much grace as Jesus can give her. Jenny Dombroski lives and loves in Georgetown with her husband, Justin, and two crazy kids, Amelia and Sam.Jessica is a Boston girl turned Austinite as of 2016. She is a wife to Kyle and mama to Hayley (2004), Colin (2013), and Graham (2016). Though she misses many things about the East Coast, she absolutely cannot complain about the active, taco-infused lifestyle of Texas. She is a former OB/GYN Nurse Educator turned digital media agency owner and lifestyle photographer over at Jessica Rockowitz Photography. When she's not busy behind the lens, you can catch her caffeinating, desperately trying to find a cheer carpool, and obsessing over microfashion. You can also follow her antics over on Instagram, where she admittedly spends way too much time.Julie May is a native Texan transplanted to the ole' ATX, for her love of all things hill country goodness. Fueled by great music and good coffee, she is often found- family in tow- exploring some new, hidden, hill-country gem. Married to her high school sweetheart; mama to four, "Crazy Mays"; small business owner; professional in play and absolutely a doer of allll the things. Unapologetically, she lives a loud and colorful life.My name is Kamisha York, I'm the wife to Wesley, and mother of three beautiful children Jayden, Wesley Jr., and Peyton. I'm a food allergy advocate and blogger, but I'm a wife and mother first. My family is my everything, I feel my greatest accomplishment is being a mother to my three children. My husband and I just started a nonprofit Peyton's Allergy Shield of Hope in honor of our 12 year old daughter Peyton who has multiple life threatening food allergies.
Keita Brock is married to Nick and together they have three amazing children, Amari, Aiyana and Aiden. She is a middle Tennessee native, proudly born and raised. Her husband is an Air Force veteran and although traveling the world was an amazing adventure, calling Texas home has been such a blessing. In her free time she is a volunteer & mentor in her kids' school district. She enjoys reading, cooking, scrap booking, dancing, yoga, music, traveling with her family, beach trips, hot tea and football(Hook EM)! She is looking forward to learning more about the great state of Texas, getting more involved in what makes her soul happy and helping other mamas find their inner strength through the good times and the bad.
A favorite scripture and what she lives by, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". Philippians 4:13Kendra joined the mom club in 2016, followed by the #boymom club in Summer 2019. Kendra loves to write, and for AMB, enjoys sharing her new parent experiences, tips, and general love of Austin. For her, life is a balance of spending quality time with her family, pursuing her program management career, and still soaking up life and adventures. She also freelances through her art and design shop, Kitsy Co. Assorted loves: art, date nights, culture, road trips, Bravo, breweries, chocolate, house remodeling, sunshine, live music and patios.K. LaFleur-Anders is a wife, mom, foodie and fitness enthusiast who moved from Baton Rouge, LA to Round Rock, TX with her family in 2007. She has been married to her best friend, TJ, for 15 years and they have 5 children (Malik, Jadan, Elijah, Isaiah and Hannah) together. After 10 years of juggling football practices, volunteering, operating family businesses, pursuing professional careers and working in corporate America, she decided to return to her first love. She believes that her gift of writing is to be used to extend love, offer encouragement and provide motivation to women who just need to breathe and hit their wellness reset button. K. is honored to be a part of Austin Moms Blog and looks forward to sharing inspiration with moms everywhere. Follow her blog, Reset with K., for opportunities to join like-minded women as they invest in self-care and in each other. She is loving life and laughing along the way!Khaki has a business degree from Saint Leo University and by day utilizes that with her tenure in Corporate America and is currently serving as the Controller for an Austin nano-technology start-up. By night and every other waking hour, she is the taxi driver, team manager, room mom, tutor, chef, logistics coordinator, event planner, referee, housekeeper, and single mother to her 3 teen-aged boys, elementary aged daughter and 3-year-old standard poodle. She moonlights as a writer to ease the creative and sarcastic voices that constantly banter in her head. A native Texan that has tried to finish reading the same book for over a year, is fueled by coffee, and loves watching NBA basketball and professional soccer.Kim is a working momma married to the love of her life, Marco. They welcomed their joy boy, Thomas, in 2013 who is hearing impaired and full of energy! She is a middle school instructional coach by day and blogger by night. She loves spending time with her boys, challenging education in ways targeted to how students learn, and blogging about cooking, motherhood, marriage, and womanhood here and at www.thehillcountrywoman.com. You can also follow the moments that inspire her and drive her bonkers on Instagram @thehillcountrywoman.Kristan writes about her counter-intuitive approach at dealing with life’s messy moments. An author, blogger, and freelance writer, Kristan writes raw, honest, and humorous "real mom" stories about navigating through all the messy life stuff, including her family’s experience with anxiety & depression. Kristan’s posts will have you nodding in agreement as you think, “thank sweet fancy Moses, it’s not just me.” Kristan and her two sons, Jace (1999) and Cody (2007), live in Liberty Hill with their three weird dogs, including Lilly the Therapy Dog. You can find Kristan at BringMommyAMartini.com. Lilly’s at LillyTheTherapyDog.com.Lauren Samuels is a Michigander who was eager to move away after graduating from college in 2010. In the past 10 years, she has lived in Florida, California, Nevada and now in Texas. She worked in professional sports for most of her adult life until becoming a SAHM in 2018 after the birth of her daughter, Amelia. She is married to Zach who is her best friend. Their family moved to Lakeway in June 2019 and quickly fell in love with the area. Lauren discovered her passion for photography while capturing special memories of her daughter. She is now a natural light, lifestyle photographer over at Lauren Samuels Photography. She specializes in family, maternity, newborn, fresh 48 and everything in between.I’m Leslie Kvasnicka (ka-vas-ni-cka). I’m a born and raised Texas girl, married to my love Justin for the past decade. Before kids, I worked as a pediatric nurse, and now I'm spending my days caring for just three kiddos...two brave and fun-loving boys, Logan (8) and Colt (3) with a feisty sister, Reese (5) in the middle. My list of favorites is a mile long, including cooking new recipes, group fitness classes, vacations with friends, creative projects, creamy coffee, the enneagram, patios covered in twinkle lights and texting in gifs. Hilarious memes are my love language. Follow along with my blog https://lesliekvas.wixsite.
com/thedryersdone or over on instagram @the.dryers.doneLindsay is a San Diego native, and has been living the Austin life for two years now. She loves outdoor adventures with her three children; Declan, Lexi, and Nate and her quick-witted husband Adam of 14 years. She has a passion for documenting life's ordinary magic through photography and is a proud contributor and team member of Offset Artist and Click Pro. When she's not taking pictures, you'll find her running, practicing yoga, drinking a chai tea latte or baking cookies.Lindsey is a lifestyle content creator at Blog Joie de Vivre where she posts about skincare, date-night ideas and product reviews. Her best friend is her husband Ryan — they are parents to toddler Alexandra & live in Steiner Ranch. Lindsey is a member of the Junior League of Austin & the University of Texas Golf Club. She loves barre3, hiking with family and attending Fearless Mom. Follow her Insta: @BlogJoiedeVivre.Born and raised in San Antonio, Liz is a UT grad who has called Austin home for 17 years. During the week she works full time in pharmaceutical sales, but otherwise can be found wrangling her two toddler boys, loading the dishwasher, trying to find time for a glass of wine with her husband and attempting to sleep. She also moonlights as a patient advocate for her younger son who was born with a rare syndrome. You can follow her family’s journey at www.happinesssyndrome.com and on Instagram @lizbarnettsmith.Hello. I’m Lo (aka Mom, Babe, Mama, Honey, Mommy, Boo, MOM!!!!!). I would best describe myself as a conflictive runner, overcommitted (and therefore half-a**) volunteer, unused license-hung aesthetician, non-profit owning, daytime house-flipping craftaholic 'sea’gan. I am married to my very own Magic Mike (dance moves and all), and birthed (with many drugs) two munchkins (Gage + Gemma). We also have an adorable 12 year old lab, that’s allergic to everything—not kidding, she’s even allergic to herself *pet dander* (Killian). I adore the color yellow, the sound of high heels on asphalt and gargantuan wind chimes.Lori Mayfield is the writer of globetrottermom.com. By day she’s a freelance advertising copywriter. By night, and any chance she can get away, she’s a freelance travel and parenting writer. She’s published in The Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News, Shape, Women’s Health & Fitness, Dallas Child, divinecaroline.com, Johnnyjet.com, coloradoski.com and her story, “Scared Shitless on Safari” was Editor’s Choice in the New York Times best-selling anthology "Sand in My Bra & Other Misadventures: Funny Women Write from the Road."She's a single mom to her 13-year old son, Ames. They live in the Lake Travis area of Austin with their labradoodle and Ames' Grandma Janet in a 'sandwich generation house'.Mackenzie Irick Milks is a Bermudian-American writer with a degree in Psychology from Spelman College, and a passion for public speaking on the topic of global citizenship. A former business owner now SAHM and mother of twin pre-teen boys, Damon and Noah, she and her husband Matthew also have a daughter Leila (2017), and another addition (baby boy) due in the Fall. She loves good wine, even better cheese, travel, and learning new languages. But above all, Mackenzie loves exploring the limitlessness of human potential. If something needs to be done, she doesn't mind going first.I love sunshine and have no idea what a day without coffee would be like. I’m married to my high school prom date. I met my husband Seth in our hometown Juneau, Alaska where we had our wedding 14 years ago. Seth has my name tattooed on his bicep and we go back to AK every summer. I’m a #boymom to three wild, funny, charming, energetic little men. I like to think of parenting as a great experiment...it’s too soon to tell if it worked or not! While we wait for the results, I know I’m right where I’m supposed to be.Michelle is a Virginia girl living in Texas. She was born and raised in Alexandria, VA and graduated from Hollins University, an all-women’s school, in Southern Virginia. After meeting her husband in college, they moved to Washington, DC to pursue their careers in politics.Patrice was born and raised a Georgia Peach, and thanks to her military service in the U.S. Air Force, she has lived in several states. Patrice is a Grantham University graduate student, holding her Bachelor’s in Business and her M.B.A. She is the wife of Daniel and mom to Dana and Alana. Passionate about her family and running the family business with Daniel, she is always looking to learn something new. Writing, traveling, and dancing is just a shortlist of her hobbies. You'll often catch her with her head in a book, enjoying all of the local Tex-Mex restaurants, and exploring Austin’s most beautiful hiking spots.Born in New Hampshire and raised in Florida, Rachel got to Texas as quickly as she could. She has spent the last 20 years in this amazing city as a student, wife, mother, friend and professional. She met her husband, Jonathan, here in Austin and the two share all things Longhorns, as well as a love of football, traveling, and being amateur foodies. When not carpooling the social butterfly, Claire (11), or watching the world through the eyes of a toddler, Diana (1), you can find Rachel researching, planning, and booking their next travel adventure. She is an unapologetic Patriots fan and a firm believer in self-care; eat clean, train dirty, and never under estimate the power of a fresh mani/pedi.Rebecca is a native Austinite who has never lived outside the city limits and now claims that the SW side of the city is the best. She’s been married to her husband, Jacob, for 10 years and they have one son, Devlin. She enjoys spending time outside with her family, visiting with friends, and socializing in the city. Wine and food are considered to be her best friends. Rebecca has worked in the insurance industry for over 20 years and enjoys keeping up with changes in the business marketplace on a daily basis.Shaylee and her husband, Evan, moved their family from South Austin to Dripping Springs in 2015. There they have built their small 5 acre homestead and enjoy country life with all its charms and challenges. Shaylee has been a contributing writer for The Hill Country View Magazine, anchored an internet tech news channel and currently homeschools her 4 children (ages 8, 7, 6 and 4). You can follow her homesteading journey on Instagram @shayleeadrianStephanie is a UT grad who lived free spiritedly in Austin in the 1990s. In late 2019, her family of 4 relocated back to Austin from the mountains of Colorado. She is thrilled to be back in Texas, where the sun sets over the horizon. Stephanie is mother to Chloe (12) and Jordan (10). In 2015 her experience of motherhood morphed suddenly into unusual and uncharted territory, when Chloe (then 7) was diagnosed with AML leukemia. Her blog www.healingwithcourage.com chronicles her family’s successful and empowering journey through childhood cancer. Stephanie is a NetworkSpinal chiropractor and owner of Transform Austin Health Center in South Austin. A lifelong athlete, nature lover, and spiritual seeker, she can be found chasing birds and occasionally hugging trees (when no one’s watching).Born and raised in Texas, Tara moved to Austin shortly after earning her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Communications in December of 2006. After spending a little over 10 years living in South Austin, the opportunity to work with Texas Hill Country wineries beckoned. As a media professional, including four years at The Austin-American Statesman, the opportunity to apply those skills to Texas wine was a dream come true. At that time, childcare in Austin seemed near impossible to find. So, a kismet meeting on a trip to Fredericksburg (with the woman that is still her son's nanny to this day) helped to solidify the Guthrie family’s decision to make a big move. Today, Tara, husband Chase, and four-year-old son Everett reside about an hour’s drive from their former greenbelt-facing apartment on Spyglass. Since relocating to Fredericksburg, she is now a certified level 2 sommelier and owns a bespoke cocktail bar with her husband, Chase's Place Cocktails + Kitchen. As a top market for Texas hill country wine, Tara finds herself in the city weekly, but no matter how much she is in town she will always miss having a Taco Deli within walkable distance.Veronica is a former teacher and current stay at home mom in Round Rock, Texas. She has a Journalism degree from Ohio University where she met her wonderful husband Corey. In the summer of 2016 Veronica became mom to Oliver and is loving this new life adventure. She is a performing princess for Lexi’s Little Princesses, a teaching artist for the education department at The Georgetown Palace Theatre, and a performer with the singing trio The Vintage Dreams. She loves reading, writing, running, playing piano, singing and occasionally partaking in community theater. She also loves spending an exorbitant amount of time on Pinterest and Netflix while drinking a nice glass of peach wine.