Shani Montique-Ahmad

Shani is a born and raised Austinite who co-owns and oversees as the Operations Manager of the private music school, Franklin Music Academy, where she wears many hats. When she is not working, she is dreaming up DIY projects at home and gets inspired by going to way too many open houses for sale, which keeps her husband on his toes. Connect with her on IG: @sincerely.shani + FB/IG: @franklinmusicacademy

The Best Thanksgiving Dining & Takeout Spots in Austin

The Best Thanksgiving Dining & Takeout Spots in Austin | Autumn is one of my favorite seasons of the year. My excitement over the dying persistent summer heat and welcomed cool breezes means ‘Hello,...
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Delicious Caribbean Dish You Can Prepare Year Round

  In the creation of this wonderful Caribbean dish, I partnered with Shanon Murray, an author and fellow contributor of Austin Moms. Shanon learned her culinary craft from her late grandmother, Yvonne Murray, a native...
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10 Practical Tips :: Teaching Teens About Driver Safety

For years you’ve dreaded this moment and have done your best to mentally prepare yourself to teach teach driver safety to your teen. The thought of your teenager sitting behind the wheel of one...
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Austin Real Estate Market :: Has the Attraction for ‘Silicon Hills’ Priced Out Local...

High-end homes planted in ordinary neighborhoods, new subdivisions sold out before construction, and tower cranes erecting gorgeous luxury condominiums in downtown Austin is the new normal. For an Austinite, trying to comprehend the immense...
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Juneteenth :: Celebrating Freedom Through Music

Juneteenth, which falls on June 19th every year, is a special day to commemorate the end of slavery in America. On this day in 1865, the Union Army entered Texas, ending the state's two-year...
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How to Keep Your House Cool Without Running Up Your Utility Bill

As the co-founder and business director of the Franklin Music Academy, a music school that prides itself on cultivating lifetime music skills, I am always focused on operating an efficient home business. Owning a...
Meet Shani Montique-Ahmad

Austin Moms adds Shani Montique-Ahmad to the team

Hi, I'm Shani Montique-Ahmad. I am an Austin native born to Jamaican parents and have always loved to overindulge in many comforts at once like watching a movie surrounded by pillows, while under a...