After spending most of her life in the greater New York City area, almost seven years
ago, Leigh moved to Austin with the love of her life, Justin, to embark on a new
adventure. As a former marketing project manager now turned stay-at-home mom,
Leigh enjoys exploring new places with her daughter Hazel (July 2019) and eating her
way through the ATX vegan scene. Prior to the pandemic, Leigh ran the food blog
@aroundtownvegan, where she promoted how easy it is to eat vegan at restaurants
around Austin. After spending most of her days venturing to new playgrounds with her daughter, and spending less time eating out, she shifted gears from the foodie scene by recently launching @austinplaygrounds. When she’s not busy trying to squeeze down the ridiculously tall slides the newer playgrounds have to offer, you can find her hiking with her family and loveable dog, Juno, testing out new vegan + gluten-free dessert recipes, and prepping for baby #2 on the way in September.
I'm Leigh Weitzen. When I initially thought about and prepared for motherhood, I envisioned myself going with the flow of how things are conventionally done, never really questioning anything. That all shifted after having...