A Letter to the Victims of the Robb Elementary School Shooting

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Austin Moms grieve alongside our neighbors in Uvalde, TX as they face the greatest terror any parent can imagine. On May 25, 2022 an eighteen year old armed gunman walked onto Robb Elementary School...

5 Random Ways to Prepare for Summer with a Teen

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So I'm a complete newbie when it comes to parenting a teenager. My only child just turned 13 a couple of months ago, and in many ways, he's still such a wittle baby. But...

Loving a Child with a Mental Health Disorder

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My child has a mental health disorder and parenting her is lonely and so very hard at times. Mental health disorders are not the kind of diagnoses that you share on Facebook or for...

To Those Grieving On Mother’s Day… I See You

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One moment I'm a young girl shopping for Mother's Day to get my Mom something special. Now I celebrate Mother's day with my own babies, but my own mother is not here anymore. RELATED READING...

I Want My Mommy (Still)

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Ever since I was little, I've heard my mom say..."You just wait. You're going to have one of you one day, and then you'll understand!" Usually this statement followed an event where I was...

3 Breakthrough Thoughts For Stress Awareness Month

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Hey mama, I know you have a lot on your hands right now and are fully aware of your stress load. My guess is you’re running on negative time (I’m convinced a mother will...

The Many, Messy Contradictions of Motherhood

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“Will you carry me up?” asks my son. It’s bedtime, the end of a particularly exhausting day. A day where my time was not my own, my body barely my own. I feel like I’ve...
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Could Your Child Have Autism? April Is Autism Acceptance Month

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We are a family affected by autism - our oldest daughter is on the spectrum. She wasn't diagnosed until 14, when a very perceptive therapist suggested that we have her evaluated. Our girl is...
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I am Thankful for What my Son with Autism Has Taught Me

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Through a blur of frustration and tears, I complained to my mom about all the therapy my son was doing. The therapy we have been doing since he was 18 months old. I am...

On National Single Parents Day…

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Every single parent has a story that changed their life completely and landed them in this undesired group...  It was a brisk sunday morning. I sat bundled up next to my kids while watching my...