National Son and Daughter Day

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It’s National Son and Daughter Day! Much like Mother’s and Father’s Day, this holiday is meant to encourage parents to celebrate their children and to create intentional loving memories with them. It’s as simple...

Why I’m Going (and Staying) Gray

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My mom was 40 when I was born, and when I was in elementary school that felt to me like she was OLD! Add a few gray hairs on top of it, subtract zero...
Au Pair Laura and Mom Angie pose in front of Austin's downtown skyline with happy baby in the baby carrier.

Au Pair life: Tips from a Current Mom and Former Au Pair

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When I was 17 I moved to Paris. Without wealthy parents to support me, working as an Au Pair was the only available ticket to freedom and adventure abroad. With a shoe-box chambre de...

Finding Mary Poppins: Our Decision to Hire a Nanny

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A nanny by definition, is a person who provides childcare within the child’s family setting in addition to the legal guardian's care. The concept dates back to the early 1300’s and can be found...

This Mama Needs a Night Out

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The last two years have been a lot. Are you tired, mama? Because I sure am. I’m the kind of tired that lives in my bones, aching to lie down and take a nap....

When Long Distance Friendships go the Distance

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Recently I have noticed posts and articles in my feed asking for forgiveness from friends after you have a baby, or two. I’ve also seen appreciation articles for the friends that still reach out...

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...

Join the Austin Moms Team! Open Call for 2022 Contributors

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The Austin Moms Team is growing and we are currently looking for fresh, local voices who are passionate about our city and interested in sharing their stories! This is a volunteer position, but there...

World Baby Sleep Day 2022

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Started in 2017, World Baby Sleep Day was created by the Pediatric Sleep Council, as a day to recognize and bring attention to the importance of healthy sleep for your baby. According to the World...

Best Picture Books For Black History Month

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Black History Month is all about highlighting voices and leaders in the African-American community, Black history truly is American history in which all children can benefit. These books for Black History month are perfect...