April Russell

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Confessions of a Stay at Home Mom

Of all the things people warn you about before you have children, I must admit that nothing can prepare you for the ridiculous amount of decisions that will need to be made beginning...
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Most Anticipated Films of 2014: AMB Edition

I know I'm not alone when I say I am a total movie geek.  Austin, after all, is gaining popularity as a premier destination for all things film.  The number of movies, television shows,...

How Do We Keep Our Children Safe?

One of the hardest parts of being a parent is knowing that no matter how much you want to keep your children safe from danger, you may not always be able to do so. A...

The Christmas Shuffle: Managing Multiple Families During the Holidays

If you take most Christmas songs at face value, you'd think the holidays were just about home-cooked meals shared by loving, smiling family members and followed by joyful walks through the snow-covered park.  Isn't...

Is Austin Only For Single People?

One of the things I hear mentioned most about Austin is how the city is such a mecca for single people.  Maybe it's the combination of college campus, hipster culture and live music mania, but...

BFF’s Guide to Baby Shower Gifts

Obviously, a lot of what we write about here at the Austin MOMS Blog is written specifically with MOMS in mind. Most of our readers, after all, are new or soon-to-be moms. Makes sense,...

Friends After Kids

It's sad but true.  Once you've had a baby, it can be pretty difficult to relate to your childless friends.  They are going out on the weekends with cash still in their pockets because...

Local Business Spotlight: G’s Dynamite Deli

My husband and I eat out several times a week, mostly on the weekends, and it's amazing to me that, even with the sheer number of good restaurants in Austin, we always end up...

I Don’t Know How She Does It

I Don't Know How She Does It As a new mom, I question myself constantly.  I'm always worried that I'm not doing enough to help my daughter grow and learn, or that I don't keep...

Resources for the NEW Austin Mama!

A couple of weeks ago, Austin Moms Blog contributor Elizabeth Hunter hooked all of you expecting Mamas up with a ton of resources to help throughout your pregnancy.  Whether you like it or not,...