Meet Stephanie Howard :: Extroverted Introvert Photographer + Tiny Human Mom Boss

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Howdy everyone! My name is Stephanie Howard, a long-time consumer and first-time contributor to this fantastic God-send of a community. My journey to Austin Moms originated somewhere in the 3 years of failed pregnancies. As...

Meet Allison Turpen: Biologist Turned Teacher Turned Mom + Photographer

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I’m really honored to be a contributing photographer for the Austin Mom’s!  Cameras remind me of microscopes. There’s something so satisfying about seeing things up close and magnified. I always thought I was someone who...
The Mayfields

Meet Lori Mayfield: Travel Writer Meets Motherhood + Multi-Generational Living

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Kindergarten and college were the last times I lived in Austin until my son, Ames (now 13) and I relocated here in August of 2018 from Colorado. My college “town” I remember is hardly...

Meet Dana Thompson :: Headstrong Single Mother + Career Woman Overcoming Storms

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Headstrong. Obstinate. Wild. Like the heroines of my favorite novels. Reflecting on the woman I continue to become, I would liken myself to Jo March of Louisa Mae Alcott’s ​Little Women​. I am the gull,...

Meet Janina Roberts :: Military Brat Turned Professional Mama Who Loves To Plan A...

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Hello Austin Moms! I am Janina Roberts, a busy working mom of two. Born in Louisiana in the early 90s, I was a Southern girl through and through. My grandfather and I would spend...

Meet Julie:: Professional At Play + Overconfident Juggler

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Hi new friends. My name is Julie May. For so many years, I have turned to this Mom network for support. Sleep schedules, recipes, new parks to explore, surviving toddler tantrums, meetups, validation... you...

5 Things Every Austinite Should Know About Black History

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As this month comes to a close, it’s a great time to remember Black History is so much more than 28 days or one checkbox on our to do list. Understanding and appreciating the...

Meet Keocha :: Louisiana Country Girl Turned Texas Business Savvy Mama

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I never imagined it would be so difficult to write about myself especially because no one knows me better than I do.  However, I’ll give you the Reader’s Digest version of who I am...

Meet Dionne :: Go-Getter Extraordinaire

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I’m a dreamer and a go-getter. I always have been. I don’t feel comfortable unless I’m slightly over committed. I’ve been this way for as long as I can remember. It’s part of my...

512: A Racial History Essay Of Austin

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Did you know that in late 2013, the area code 737 was introduced to the Austin area and that is when people had to start 10 digit dialing on their phones? That's right. I...