A Shopping Experience For The Whole Family | Furniture Mall of Texas

Who loves their couch? 🙋🏼‍♀️ As a fellow mama, and lover of my couch, I can say without hesitation how important this decision was for our family. To be able to choose a piece that provides comfort, style and enough space to host was top priority for our family. Check out my favorite pieces below! […]

Six Time Saving Ideas For Moms With Toddlers

Let’s be honest. You don’t even have time to read this article. Even if you’re trying to steal away five minutes of serenity, you’re probably simultaneously forgetting to switch the laundry around for the third time this week or respond to text messages from who knows when. You are raising little people, and it feels […]

5 Things I Wish Women Would Share About Motherhood

The picture we often get of motherhood is either one of rosy homesteading where children are nothing but a joy, or one of constant sacrifice where children are nothing but a burden until it’s 5 ‘o clock and we can have a glass of wine. But if you don’t fit into either of those stereotypes […]

Kids need camp, more than ever | Kidventure

Undoubtedly, the pandemic has altered our lives like no other event in recent history. Its impact on the health and well being of people near and far is well documented. The strain on our economy and the pressures it has placed on communities and families cannot be underestimated. Yet for many, the mental health of […]

Separate But Equal Isn’t a Thing | Having a Child on the Spectrum

What’s one of the hardest things about having a child on the spectrum? I tear up at this question every time. The deep and heated anger wells up in the pit of my stomach. For a very long time, the answer was the guilt I carried for feeling disappointed or angry. Now, realizing I was […]

But What About Art? | Cordovan Art School

2021 celebrates Cordovan Art School’s 12-year anniversary of art education in the Austin area, providing creative learning opportunities in the arts for thousands of kids, teens and adults. Founded in 2009 by award-winning artist, John Howell, Cordovan Art School has become an anchor of art activity in the 5 local communities they serve: Round Rock, […]

Stop the Scroll : Reasons I Pushed Pause on Social Media

Before you really get into my reasons I “Pushed Pause” on social media, I want to start by saying it really IS a “pause.” I’m not completely off social media — I can’t be because of family and Austin Moms — but I have all the apps deleted off my phone, and only occasionally go […]

Texans Are Ready: Ready to Get Together Safely at the Best Beach in The State | South Padre Island

It’s time for a family reunion in South Padre Island.  It’s been forever since the words “social distancing” and “masking” entered our daily vocabulary. The good news is today we can see the other side of all of this distance. We are getting closer to a time where we can experience something amazing together. Let’s […]

5 Recipes for National Grilled Cheese Day

Grilled cheese and tomato soup. That’s my number 1, tried-and-true, go-to comfort food. And we could all use a little extra comfort these days, right? I’ve tried a lot of variations on this classic, and enjoy them all, so I thought I’d share some with you for National Grilled Cheese Day, April 12. We all […]

Precious Cargo: Traveling with Kids by Car

Gone are the days that you pack your car with best friends, roll down the windows and crank up the girl power anthems. Road trips and in general, traveling with kids look less like “Crossroads” and more like “The Hangover” (without alcohol). My husband and I moved to Austin four years ago and started a […]