Meet Bethany Farnsworth :: Magazine Editor to Coffee Lovin’ SAHM

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Let me set the scene: A preschooler is dressed for a school pageant in a plastic Strawberry Shortcake smock, the pockets filled with notepads and pencils. Her parents are trying to convince her to leave...

Meet Amy McLaughlin :: Church Planter to Mom of 4 to Photographer

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For as long as I can remember, my identity was placed in what I did.  (For all of you Enneagram lovers, I’m a 1.)   I needed to control my narrative, and the easiest...

Meet Patrice Hernandez :: Air Force to #girlmom

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Hello, Love! I am honored, grateful, and humbled to be one of the newest contributors to Austin Moms! This is going to be a wonderful year full of growth, learning, and support. I truly believe...
Meet Kristan Braziel

Meet Kristan Braziel :: Advertising Gal Turned Therapy Dog Lovin Boy Mama

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When I was a little girl, my dad would give me writing prompts and send me off to create wild stories about things like, “Why a frog says ‘ribbit,’” or “Why monkeys swing from...

Meet Alison Tierney :: The Top40 Radio Host Turned #boymom

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A few short years ago, I was waking up at 4am and it wasn’t to breastfeed. I hosted a morning show on Top 40 radio, and I had the time of my life doing...

Meet Jenny Dombroski :: the Volleyball Coach + Autism Mama by Heart

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Growing up in Austin and its surrounding suburbs most of my life taught me more than I ever learned in any classroom.  My upbringing taught me to help where you can and when you...

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...

How To Conquer Winter Blues in Austin

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It’s winter in Austin.  Cold. Grey. Wet. Albeit short lived - that’s why we live in Texas after all, the blessedly mild and brief winters!  Still, the crummy weather can get old and leave...

Best Ways to Enjoy Winter in Austin

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When I first chose to write this post, I chuckled a little because unlike some other cities, it’s not hard to enjoy winter in Austin thanks to our mild weather. We’re lucky that we...

Baby Items Worth The Splurge

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Isn’t it overwhelming to search online for baby items? Reviews after reviews, gadgets for everything, and the list goes on.  Truth is, most of it you don’t need. Save the money you’d spend on...