Lydia Hekman

As the Sales Manager for Austin Moms, Lydia works with our amazing advertising sponsors who enable our site to continue to flourish and grow! She loves to help businesses spread the word about their products or services and how they can support Austin Moms. Lydia has been married to Scott for almost 13 years, and she is Mom to Violet, Ezra & Sylvia. She loves serving local Moms as a part of this Austin Moms team, but also separately as a birth doula. She and her family are partners of the Austin Stone Community Church where her husband Scott is an Executive Pastor & Elder. Lydia also loves going out to eat, vacationing in Michigan and spending time with her friends and family. 

Questions to Ask Before Getting a New Pet

Pets are such a fun addition to any family, increasing the love and joy all around, and especially right now during a season where the quantity of slow downtime at home with kids is...

Birthing Centers & other Midwives/Doulas in the Austin Area

First of all, lets give a collective shout-out and silent prayer and thank you right now (join me as you read this!) to all of the local doctors and hospital staff members who are...

Flowers & Fun for Moms at Live Concert – TOMORROW!

  You’re invited to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with family and friends tomorrow evening at the FREE concert on the lawn at the Hill Country Galleria, hosted by Austin City Limits Radio! Bring the kids and enjoy...

There’s A Lot Of Work To Do For Our Black Mothers

Today is the last day of Black Maternal Health Week, that is designed to help shed light on the challenges and opportunities in the fight for Black women’s maternal and reproductive justice. This People...

4 Reasons Why Springfree Trampoline Is THE Gift of the Season

  Four Reasons Why Springfree Trampoline Is THE Gift of the Season The holidays are just around the corner though we’re sure some kiddos probably started making wish lists back in October. Between hosting holiday parties,...
Springfree Trampoline

Spring Into Summer with Outdoor Play

  It is absolutely essential for kids to play outside. We could go on all day about all the reasons that it’s great, but we’ll just list a few. It contributes to the physical, social...

Tough Love and T Bar M

Sponsored by T Bar M Camps Written by Tiffany Dixon, Camp Mom Today, “tough love” is more spoken in cliché rather than put into action. The culture offers extreme options for parents. We can push our kids...

How to Prevent Lice Outbreaks

Sponsored by Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids There really is no "season" for lice but we do notice more outbreaks at certain times of the year - back to school and winter and summer breaks! Shared...

What Happens If You Don’t Change Your Oil?

I had my oil changed for the second time by YourMechanic last week, and I loved how convenient it was again for the mechanic to change it and inspect my van just in my...

Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids in Austin!

Ever since my daughter’s first professional haircut at age 1.5, I’ve usually struggled with going to the typical kid-centered hair cut salons for regular haircuts. Instead, I opted to either cut my kiddos’ hair...