Mom Hacks

6 Mom Hacks to Make Life Easier

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I recently went back to work after eleven years as a stay-at-home-mom and let me tell you, life got really hard for a hot second. The trains were no longer running smoothly, things were...
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Courage to Leave: A Mother’s Perspective

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This is the second in a six-part series on domestic abuse and domestic violence. The new Netflix show, Maid, has brought attention to emotional abuse and the role it plays in domestic violence. The show...
Barton Hills Farms

Tips for Visiting Barton Hill Farms

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Every fall since we moved back to Austin in 2014, we have made the 40-mile trek from Hutto to Bastrop to visit Barton Hill Farms, and every fall the farm gets better and better....
Work From Home

Benefits of a Work From Home Mom

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Being a work from home mom can be the greatest gift as well as the biggest struggle. The balancing act between making sure you stay on your boss’s good side and making sure your children...
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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...

Addiction, Recovery, and Motherhood

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This is my sister's story. A story of addiction, recover, and motherhood. As I write this, I’m at the airport, waiting for a plane to bring me back to Austin, having spent the last...

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...

Practical, Sustainable and Affordable Fashion Finds

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With warm Texas weather upon us (finally!), we are ready to venture back out into the world with some fun fashion flair that had been hiding in our dark closets. After being a homebody...

Tips for Working From Home Moms

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"Mom-ing" combined with working from home is not always easy. Lines are blurred, roles are hazy, and sometimes you aren't sure you are really succeeding in either arena. {AHHH} Enter Boundaries!  Boundaries will help you...
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No Mama, You DON’T Need to be Productive During Naptime

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Fellow moms, let’s take a moment to talk about unrealistic expectations even for the little things like naptime. If this pandemic world has taught me anything, it’s that we as a society put too...