Lisa Caldwell

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Austin Moms Blog, Working Mom

Being a Working Mom Is Different Than I Thought

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As Lucy is about to turn four (!) I do the same thing all moms do and reflect on those months/weeks/days before that baby girl exited my body and took over my life. For...

You Got Me Hypnotized

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Take a deep breath...close your eyes...and think RELAXATION... I've written extensively on my battle with depression. I pride myself on being very open with my experiences because I don't want people who are suffering from...

Are You Ready For Some Football?

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Sunday is the "Big Game." The 18-week long quest for the Lombardi trophy culminates in one epic battle between Denver and Seattle. In the Caldwell house, we bleed Steeler black and gold. But despite the...

A Cleansing Feeling

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I didn't make new years' resolutions this year so much as I made a commitment to feeling better, physically and mentally. You'll see several blogs from me this year that have to do with...

Holiday Shopping Tips from the Shortcut Mom

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I am the Shortcut Mom and nowhere is that more evident than during the holiday shopping season. I pride myself on having not set foot inside a mall between Thanksgiving and New Years Day...

Has Anyone Seen My Mojo?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEuw2mgLRuQ Do you ever feel like you've spent all of your energy going a million miles an hour, taking care of family, jobs, housework, out-of-town guests, etc? Then you find yourself hitting a wall and not knowing how...

IDEA Public Schools Offer Education Alternative

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As the mother of an almost-four-year-old, education has been a topic of conversation in our home. In fact, before we relocated from Reno to Austin, we had an idea of the education environment that was waiting...

Giveaway: Win a Family Pack of Tickets to Barton Hill Farms!

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It's Pumpkin Patch season! Last year, we had an epic pumpkin patch fail because the day we went  to Barton Hill Farms was during a torrential downpour. We ended up at a brewery in...

I Don’t Know How She Does It: Lisa C

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Borrowing from our friends at Reno Moms Blog, here is Part 2 of the series I Don't Know How She Does It. You can read April's Part 1 here. I'll admit that I have mom-envy....

A Day – or Days – My Kid Embarrassed Me

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Though we have those moments when you're truly proud of your child, there are still a lot of times when they are capable of embarrassing you. When you become a parent, the urge to embarrass...