What to Expect at the Hospital with Your Kid During COVID-19

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So, we’re in the middle of a pandemic and not only do you have to make a visit to the ER with your child, but you now learn he or she has to be...
Dear Teacher in the midst of COVID-19

Dear teachers, I hope you go back feeling like the heroes you have been...

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Dear Teachers, thank you. Thank you for the at-home lessons and activities. In many ways, they have been a life-saver, a connection to other humans and a means of accountability at times when my...
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What every dad needs to be saying to moms this Mother’s Day

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To all the moms every day, but especially this Mother's Day... we see you. We see long nights and early mornings...we see tired faces that shift into smiles when the little ones come running…We...

Dear High School Senior,

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Dear High School Senior, {in this case, my son, Jayden} I am not sure where to begin this letter, when I first wrote this letter to you it was Pre-Covid-19 when life was...

50 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary

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On April 22, 1970 - 50 years ago - the United States celebrated the first Earth Day as a way to provide a voice to what was happening on our planet. This celebration brought...

Sometimes being told to stay-at-home puts families in danger-at-home

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Between March 16 and April 5 of this year, SAFE had 41 child abuse/parenting related calls. Last year during the same timeframe, SAFE had just 17 calls. Our social media feeds are now filled with...

Recovering From the “Busy Trap” | It’s Time To Do All the Things We...

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New York Times writer, Tim Kreider wrote an article in 2012 coined “The ‘Busy’ Trap.” He described our lives as one that was filled with work, activities and obligations. Our children are even over-scheduled....

I’m A School District Administrator: Online Distance Learning Isn’t Going To Be Easy, But...

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In these crazy times, we at Austin Moms got the call to pool together our resources and quickly come up with some new content to help our readers. I am in the unique position...

Tips To Talking To Your Children About Ongoing Coronavirus Crisis

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Never in a million years would I believe that I'd be raising children in what feels like a real life zombie apocalypse. There isn't a parenting book that is going to tell you how to...

Sudden Change: A Guide To Help Your Child With Autism Cope With Covid-19

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We entered spring break this week knowing that there is the possibility of a school closure looming over us. I can feel the Jaws theme music playing in the background. My stress level rising...