My Experience As A Black Mom In Austin

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While there are many shared experiences that unite most first-time parents, the preparation for parenthood felt a little different for me and many of my friends who are raising black children in Austin. Not only...

Female Astroanut, Christina Koch, Spends 328 Days In Space

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Mamas, can you imagine? Three hundred and twenty-eight days in space; 5,248 orbits around Earth; six spacewalks and 42 hours and 15 minutes working outside the International Space Station. Those are the record-breaking numbers of...

To the Mama I Thought I “Should” Be

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Dear Mama, I thought you were “the one.” I even told my friends about you. I looked up to you, and everything I thought you were, and looked forward to being just like you. It...

Let’s Get Loud

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I remember 12 year old me dancing in the mirror. Music loud. Body free. At school dances when others walked around the dance floor- shyness and trepidation taking the wheel- there I was. Getting...

Shake What Your Mama Gave Ya! Thanks J.Lo and Shakira

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Last year I sat and stared at Adam Levine’s nipples for about 15 minutes. I definitely wasn’t mad at it. I also wasn’t mad last night when I watched J.Lo and Shakira, and their...

I Needed Jenny From The Block To Show Up For Our Daughters

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Millions of families tuned in to see the Chiefs take on the 49ers in the ultimate show of talent, hard work and focus. For me, I was all about the commercials and half time show....

The Thing Our Kids Really Need

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Let’s face it. We’re living in a time and culture where needs and wants are kind of a blur. We have unprecedented access to one anothers’ lives through social media and our kids are...

How to Simplify in 2020

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I think it’s safe to say that many of us are looking for a simpler life in 2020. I know I am! Do you feel like you have more tasks on your list, than hours...

How to Have a Fantastic February

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February may be the shortest month, even with an extra day tacked on every four years, but it's long on celebrations! It's a month of love and libraries, freedom and fasting, Black history and...

Zilker Zephyr Says Goodbye After 22 Years

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It's a sad day in Austin, Texas! The Zilker Zephyr has been a staple in Austin for more than 22 years. The current operators behind the beloved green train, the Zilker Zephyr, are saying goodbye...