Zana Carbajal

Zana is wife to Esteban and mama to her four children, Joaquin, Teodoro, and twins Roma & Rosalind. She is a Senior Retail Technology Manager and Co-host of The Strong Sunflowers & Los Girasoles Fuertes podcasts. She was a competitive cheerleader at Hawaii Pacific University, where she pursued her Bachelor’s in Public Relations and Advertising. She is currently working on an online Master’s in Global Strategic Communications from The University of Florida (Go Gators!) She advocates for whole-hearted living and constantly looks for ways to improve her mind, body, heart, and soul. She loves songwriting, singing, and musical theatre and has already warned her kids when they are all over 18+; she is moving to New York City to audition for Broadway.

Austin Theatre Guide

I remember the first time I saw a Broadway show in New York City. My mom took me and my two older sisters to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. She decided to visit TKTS...

Cinco de Mayo in Austin

Many Americans often think Cinco de Mayo is the Independence Day of our friends south of the border. In actuality, only one Mexican state celebrates the day. In 1862, during the Franco-Mexican War, Puebla...

Six Family-Friendly Earth Day Ideas

Earth Day is a global event that is celebrated every year on April 22nd. This is a day to raise awareness about environmental issues and to encourage people to take action to protect our...

5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

I recently discovered that January is the most common month for depression. Many people call it "the Monday of Months." You might ask yourself, "Isn't this the month when everyone starts fresh and sets...

ATX Activities for your High-Energy Children

As a child, my mother said I had endless amounts of energy. I would flip and dance for days. One of my favorite family anecdotes was my mother trying to put me down for...

How I Found Myself a 90-Day Fiancé

We've all seen the show, but for me, it hits VERY close to home. Here is my story of how I found myself a 90-Day Fiancé. It was a warm Hawaiian summer day as I...

Helping your Kids Understand PRIDE

In the summer of 2019, my sister and I planned a huge trip to New York City with our oldest boys. They are "best cousin friends" and often feel forgotten about because of their...

Meet Zana Carbajal | Austin Moms 2022 Contributor

  I'm Zana Carbajal. When I became a mom in 2011, I sensed society expected me to neglect myself and become the supporting actress in others' lives. I experienced postpartum after the birth of my...