Best Snacks For Extracurricular Activities

Best Snacks For Extracurricular Activities Who else goes through snacks like they're going outta style? So. many. snacks. If my 3-year-old had it her way, she'd survive on snacks alone. I don't indulge too much...

7 Ways To Be A Positive Parent For Your Picky Eater

Not long ago, my husband was on call and I was home alone with my 3-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son. Both kids were crying and vying for my attention, so I did the best...
Quick Breakfasts

Easy and Quick Breakfasts for Kids

Even though I consider myself to be a morning person, I still struggle to figure out what to cook/reheat/unpackage for breakfast each day. Right now my go-to's are usually convenient, not super creative, and...

Fed Is Best

This blog doesn’t serve to diminish breastfeeding but rather to share other options out there because when it comes to our children, fed is best. Two years ago, I gave birth to my first child,...

The Gear Guide: Advice from The BabyGuy Jamie Grayson.

Over the weekend I had the chance to attend one of Austin's most anticipated events for moms and moms-to-be: Gearapalooza.  The event was hosted by Bump Club and Beyond of Austin at the local Baby...

To wean or not to wean? That (for real) is the question!

Okay, so you all probably know by now that my baby, Finn, recently turned one.  Which was my breastfeeding goal. First off, let me say - I.  Am.  Proud. With Hudson, I didn't make it nearly...
Building A Freezer Stash of Breastmilk

Building A Freezer Stash of Breastmilk While on Maternity Leave

When I went back to work, I had stashed about 300 ounces of breastmilk in my freezer.  Admittedly, that’s way more than the average mama needs… but I tend to be an overachiever. ;)  In...
kid eats what I eat

My Kid Eats What I Eat

Before I had a kid I never thought much about what it would take to feed one. I mean eating is such a basic human function that doesn't require much thought. But once my...
exclusive pumping

An Emotional Switch from Nursing to Exclusive Pumping

When it comes to breastfeeding, it’s not always black and white. There’s a little breastfeeding sister called pumping that I don’t think gets enough attention, and I’m not just talking about the working mom...

BFF’s Guide to Baby Shower Gifts

Obviously, a lot of what we write about here at the Austin MOMS Blog is written specifically with MOMS in mind. Most of our readers, after all, are new or soon-to-be moms. Makes sense,...