Vanessa Barry

Vanessa Barry
Vanessa is the co-founder of Austin Moms Blog. She is also the Director of Communications for IDEA Public Schools, a nationally recognized network of K-12 public charter schools serving more than 15,000 students. She has a blast learning, loving and laughing with her four-year-old little lady, Caroline Grace.

Meet Jenn!

Austin Moms Blog is thrilled to introduce the newest member of our contributing team to you all today. Drum roll please for.....Jenn! Jenn joins Austin Moms Blog after being a reader for months.  She is...

The Mommy Challenge

I don't know about you, but I spend a lot of time fixated on my appearance.  Not in a Glam Mom kind-of way, but in an I-haven't-lost-my-baby-weight-and-she's-three kind-of way.  A few years ago (I...

Throwback Thursday: DIY Carpet Cleaner

Every once and a while we see a certain blog that has received a lot of love (or pins) and think it's time to reshare that bad boy.  Today we're resharing Vanessa's DIY carpet...

My Money-Saving Tips for New and Expectant Moms

Everybody knows that babies, as well as pregnancy, can become very expensive. And as the mother of a two-year-old, I'm all too familiar with the cost of parenthood. During my pregnancy, I was overwhelmed...

A Hop To Remember

Last week Austin Moms Blog hosted its first ever play date at Hoppin' House off South Lamar. We have been dreaming of this event for almost two years and it couldn't have gone better....

The Most Magical (and Stressful) Place on Earth

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to travel to Florida with my family and visit Disney World! Now, I know we've heard Disney stories before, but everyone has a different experience and...

Keeping Enfamil in Business: Formula Feeding in a Breast-centric World.

Yes, we know breast is best. It's been beaten into our heads since the day our children were conceived! But sometimes, even the most natural thing in the world can be a struggle. And...

DIY Collegiate Glitter Art

With football season around the corner, you know our city is about to be painted burnt orange (hook 'em!) While I'm a Longhorn fan, my main man is a Michigan fan so buying an...

A Dora the Explorer Party

My sweet little girl, Caroline Grace, turned three last week. I can't believe it's been three years since this happened. Moving on, when it came to planning this year's party we knew we FOR SURE...

Which Mom Are You?

Do you ever feel that as a mom you get lumped into one giant category that is not representative of your personality at all? Like you bump into people at the airport and they...