Luminex :: Austin-based Company Receives FDA Go Ahead For Coronavirus Test

As of Friday, March 27th an Austin-based biotech firm, Luminex announced on that it has received emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a new diagnostic test designed to detect the coronavirus. This new test allows for up to 96 samples to be analyzed at a time, Luminex said they can […]

Stay at home Mommy by day, Birth Doula by night | Celebrating World Doula Week

I knew after having my third baby I wanted to dive into birth work.  I never quite envisioned it looking one way or another because being a stay at home mom was all I knew. Celebrating World Doula Week. I often get asked by other doulas, “How are you a doula with three little children?” […]

10 Positives During These Uncertain Times

I don’t have to elaborate much to explain why these times are uncertain. Coronavirus – a worldwide pandemic that has flipped the world upside down.  Many workers now clock in from home. Most students and kids are at home too. Many people are out of jobs. Many who aren’t are either slammed keeping the world […]

Austin Diaper Bank to distribute 15,000 diapers to public on Friday | Donations needed to meet increased need from COVID-19

As Central Texas families start to feel the economic impact of the coronavirus, the Austin Diaper Bank will distribute 15,000 diapers directly to the public from 9:30-11 a.m. Friday, March 27, at its north Austin warehouse. Typically, the Austin Diaper Bank only distributes diapers through its nonprofit partners. In addition, the Austin Diaper Bank is asking […]

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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. Quiet time is not just for napping children. Quiet time is for everyone. It’s as much about taking a moment to […]

Educational Resources For Families | While Schooling Our Littles At Home

This week marks the first week when we as mamas and papas at home are officially in charge or our children’s schooling. School Districts city-wide have been pouring their resources together to funnel up some amazing, useful options that can help us keep our children on track e-learning from home for the next few weeks. […]

I’m A School District Administrator: Online Distance Learning Isn’t Going To Be Easy, But Don’t Worry. Help Is Coming.

In these crazy times, we at Austin Moms got the call to pool together our resources and quickly come up with some new content to help our readers. I am in the unique position in that my husband works for a large school district as the Chief in Communications. To say it’s been a crazy […]

Mom’s Guide to At-Home Workouts While Spring Cleaning

I’m taking this time at home to kick off spring cleaning. At this point, I have nothing but time to get my house in order and I’m looking forward to it.  What I’m not looking forward to is the time I will spend in this house with these snacks in my pantry.  Even though I’m […]

Tips To Talking To Your Children About Ongoing Coronavirus Crisis

Never in a million years would I believe that I’d be raising children in what feels like a real life zombie apocalypse. There isn’t a parenting book that is going to tell you how to explain times such as these to toddlers. What I do know is that being open and honest with my children […]