Michelle Ozanus

Michelle is a Virginia girl living in Texas. She was born and raised in Alexandria, VA and graduated from Hollins University, an all-women’s school, in Southern Virginia. After meeting her husband in college, they moved to Washington, DC to pursue their careers in politics. After an exciting communications career on Capitol Hill, she became a full-time SAHM to her four children: Oliver (2010), Alex (2012), Penelope (2014) and Margot (2016). However, she and her husband agreed, DC was not where they wanted to raise their family. In 2018, she and her family relocated to Austin. Now, she is living the outdoor life in The Hills. She loves Peloton, golf-carts and cheering her kids on at the Lakeway Aquatics Center.
Mom Hacks

6 Mom Hacks to Make Life Easier

I recently went back to work after eleven years as a stay-at-home-mom and let me tell you, life got really hard for a hot second. The trains were no longer running smoothly, things were...

Preparing for Kindergarten

Can you believe it? Back-to-school is officially here. Do you have a soon-to-be kindergartener? If so, here are some tips to help you prepare your child for the big leap into Kindergarten. RELATED READING ::...

Top 10 Must Haves For Pool Season

The summer heat is upon us which means pool season has officially arrived. Here are your top ten must haves for you and the kids this pool season. Related Reading :: Best Hotel Pools in...

Remodeling during Covid

When Covid struck and we were first tucked away, our house was a refuge from the outside world. However, as I’m sure many of you can relate, you stare at the walls long enough...

Where do we begin? Gardening tips for after Austin’s Historic Snow and Ice

After the thaw, I stood in my backyard heartbroken and overwhelmed with our lawn. Where do I even begin? Everything looked dead, broken and unsalvageable. For over a week, my pollinator’s paradise stood paralyzed...

Our family recovered from COVID-19

I’ve been hesitant to share our COVID-19 story. When we got sick, it was very early in the pandemic. Testing was unavailable and our local doctors could only provide us a flu test. My...

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo…. at home

In our family, Cinco de Mayo has always been an excuse to go out to our favorite Mexican restaurant, order a pitcher of margaritas and eat way too much guac. Unfortunately, the pandemic has...

Establishing Quiet Time in the Midst of Quarantine

As we continue to create a new normal in this social distancing season and now a health lockdown, I’m here to encourage you to make a space for quiet time in your daily routine....

Are You a Permissive Parent?

Who knew such a simple question could invoke such thought? I had absolutely no idea there was a permissive style of parenting. In fact, I had to Google the definition of a permissive parent. Honestly,...

Meet Michelle Ozanus :: Capital Hill to Marathon Training Mama of 4

I’m so excited to be a new contributor to the Austin Moms team. I relied heavily on the AM when I first moved to Austin; so having the opportunity to share what I’ve learned...