Angela De Hoyos Hart

Angela De Hoyos Hart is a mostly local yokel who loves multilingual puns, broad nerdery, and over-thinking how to raise her children to make good trouble. Born in Monterrey, Mexico she works in tech, loves to dance, and lives in a multi-generational household in Belterra with her husband Corey, step-daughter (13), son (3), baby girl (8 months), Abuelita, and doberman Chico. They are currently hosting an amazing au pair from Colombia and loving the cultural exchange!

Why I’m Not Dieting This January

I'm not dieting this January. Here's what I'm trying instead... Growing up I shopped in the “Pretty Plus” section of Sears and Ross. When you are raised by a single, working mom “Making it Work”...

Holiday Traditions to Warm Your Heart…For Free!

When I tell people I don’t “do Santa” with my kids I get mile-wide eye rolls about my alleged wokeness. My little people decide what to believe for themselves and I follow their lead....

Making it Work as a Working Mom

5 things you must absolutely have to make your life easy as a working mom who once thought she’d never understand stay at home parents. As you may have read here and here, I was...
The author and her extended family with their blend as well!

Five Principles for New Step-Parents

I used to feel my blood boil when a passing stranger would say “you’ll understand when you have real kids”. Didn’t they know who researched doctors? Who did literal and emotional backbends to get...

Parenting with PTSD: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. This is my journey to realizing that I'm parenting with PTSD. According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men...

Austin-Inspired Family Halloween Costumes

Halloween is my favorite holiday. I keep a running list all year long of costume ideas based on world events, new movies and songs, and my favorite puns. Sometimes we want something closer to...

Sex Ed: The Whys and Hows of the Birds and the Bees

For many new parents, the thought of sex ed (education) either conjures images from the Netflix series or awkward conversations with their own parents from their childhood. It doesn’t have to be this way!...

3 Tips for International Family Travel

After a long hibernation of COVID lockdowns, we are getting back out into the world with pandemic children and babies, some of whom have never met a plane or left the country! When you...

Why I’m Going (and Staying) Gray

My mom was 40 when I was born, and when I was in elementary school that felt to me like she was OLD! Add a few gray hairs on top of it, subtract zero...
Au Pair Laura and Mom Angie pose in front of Austin's downtown skyline with happy baby in the baby carrier.

Au Pair life: Tips from a Current Mom and Former Au Pair

When I was 17 I moved to Paris. Without wealthy parents to support me, working as an Au Pair was the only available ticket to freedom and adventure abroad. With a shoe-box chambre de...