Last Minute Local Austin Gifts for Mother’s Day

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Last Minute Local Austin Gifts for Mother's Day Because Austin moms are as unique as the city itself I did my best to give you a list that satisfies a host of personalities and tastes....
black lives matter

Black Lives Matter, in the words of an 11 year old white child

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We are ALL people. You may be White, Black, Chinese, or Hispanic…any race, but we are all humans. We may look different or even act different, but we are ALL still people who should...

I’m Over Being Productive During the COVID-19 Quarantine

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Shortly after social distancing and the COVID-19 "quarantine” began, I started getting inundated with ideas. And lists. And lists of ideas for filling each endless day that stretched before me. There were ideas for activities...

Mom’s Perspective :: National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

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It’s National Eating Disorder Awareness week! (Feb 24-March 1) This year’s theme is Come As You Are: Hindsight is 2020, so it felt especially fitting that I would share about my battle with an eating...
Compliments

Teaching Kids the Value of Compliments

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A sincere compliment from someone really can change your mood. Sincere, kind words can make the receiver feel appreciated, valued, and give them a feeling of happiness. RELATED READING :: 6 Tips for Teaching Kids...

10 Positives During These Uncertain Times of COVID-19

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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...

How To Raise Kids In The Age Of The Internet

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I’m showing my age here, but I didn’t have internet access until college. I got my first cell phone towards the end of my senior year, and I had the ability to slowly learn...

5 Must-Haves to Keep Your Littles Cool This Summer

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There’s nothing like a Texas Summer! And if you are from here you know that there’s nothing you can do about it besides bite down and bear it…or stay indoors. While you are enjoying the...
Winter Storm

Local Mom Rallies Neighborhood Network of Support in Winter Storm

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When winter storms blew across Texas, many people had a big problem. Luckily for the residents of the Rattan Creek neighborhood in Northwest Austin, they also had Christine Newman. When neighbors were without power,...

10 Tips to Make Sure We Aren’t All Going Through a Divorce After COVID-19

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We typically live in a fast-paced world with not enough hours in the day. Not enough family dinners, not enough quality time, not enough date nights. Since the Shelter in Place, couples who normally...