Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Did you know approximately 30% of early stage breast cancer survivors will have a recurrence as metastatic disease, even after completing successful treatment? 4 years and 5 months ago I was fighting to finish my...
Breast Cancer

Four Ways to Support Breast Cancer Awareness in Austin

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By the time you finish reading this blog post, someone in the United States will have received a new breast cancer diagnosis. It happens every two minutes. One in eight women (and some men)...
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Delicious Caribbean Dish You Can Prepare Year Round

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  In the creation of this wonderful Caribbean dish, I partnered with Shanon Murray, an author and fellow contributor of Austin Moms. Shanon learned her culinary craft from her late grandmother, Yvonne Murray, a native...
Bully

A New Kind of Bullying That You Couldn’t Fathom Exists

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They've been piling up in my inbox for a while now. Quite honestly, with four children, in all three branches of our feeder pattern, I knew it was only a matter of time. Another...

3 Simple Steps: Meditation For Busy Moms

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3 Simple Steps: Meditation For Busy Moms | If I had to guess, you’re on the toilet or lying in your bed before going to sleep soaking up the few precious minutes you have...

My Kindergartener Got Covid and This is What Happened

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After his very first week of school, my five-year-old came home for a long Labor Day weekend. Over the course of his three days off, I noticed he felt a little warm and had...
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Diagnosed with gestational diabetes? Take control to prevent complications.

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I was diagnosed with diabetes three years before my first pregnancy. Since my doctors already knew what the outcome would be, I was able to bypass the glucose screening test during pregnancy. Although I...

My Five Tips on Raising A Salad Lover

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Are you a salad person? I pretty much live for leafy greens!!! I dream up yummy flavor combinations and think of how different textures, temperatures and colors will blend together in a big ole...
Cancer

How to Help Loved Ones Undergoing Cancer or a Health Battle

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No one ever thinks it will happen to them or someone they love; inevitably it does. That IT for my family was CANCER. Rewind ten years ago, at a time when I was going...
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Gardening Tips | Here’s What to Plant Now

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If your garden looks anything like mine, it's a landscape of sun-scorched, dry and lifeless bleh. Our patio plants, backyard garden and the front landscaping bed got wiped out from the unusually cold weather...