Author Archive | Brittany Jedrzejewski

changing body

My Changing Body

When I hear, “my changing body,” I think of the time right before and during puberty (think period, new breasts, etc.). However, over the past several years, I’ve noticed a change in my now 41-year old body. During my recent yearly exam, my doctor characterized this shift as a “redistribution” of weight. Common to those […]

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kids and social media

What Parents Need to Know About Social Media

I recently met with Victoria Mueller, PhD, Licensed Psychologist about the latest research on teens and social media, ideas for starting conversations with your teen about social media use and helping your teen navigate the challenges social media brings. You might see “teen” and think this doesn’t apply to your young child. Don’t wait! All […]

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adoption

The Gift of Adoption

To celebrate National Adoption Month, a dear friend of mine graciously accepted my request to interview her about her adoption journey for Austin Moms Blog. It was an honor to sit down with her over coffee and hear her story. She first led us in prayer and then I listened as this fiercely private, deeply […]

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How Austinties Can Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

“When it’s a choice to make between things and life, sometimes you’ve just got to let the things go and hang on to life.” This quote was taken from a recent article in The Washington Post from a 58-year-old man in Houston whose house is flooded and most likely ruined. Almost 6 million fellow Texans […]

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kids and electronics

A Mother’s Experience Navigating Kids and Electronics

When my son Niko was 11 I had my first tween experience with kids and electronics. I allowed him to get an Instagram account using his iTouch. This was his first exposure to the social media world and we learned two lessons immediately. First, when following celebrities or sports teams, the comments under a post […]

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nature hikes

Best Nature Hikes for Every Age in Austin

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity,” John Muir. It’s truly a beautiful gift to live in Austin among our multiple green belts. Whether you have a newborn, toddler, tween, teen and/or college-aged “baby” in for a visit, we […]

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Why Is My Child So Hard on Herself?

I am currently struggling with my 9-year old daughter’s negative self-talk. Here’s a common scenario: Julia will be the last one out of the house to get to school. She’ll immediately take her frustration out on herself and call herself “a jerk.” No amount of reassurance helps, and I’ve tried many different techniques from reassurances […]

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