Author Archive | Lauren Wiatrek

breast cancer awareness month

We Are The Storm {Breast Cancer Awareness Month}

As Breast Cancer Awareness month is here I have to continue to wrap my head around the fact that I am personally included in this month. I am a breast cancer patient: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Stage 3 ER/PR+ HER2- to be exact…quite the mouthful. This is how cancer patients identify themselves in the breast cancer […]

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Fall Date ideas Austin

Fall Date Nights

Fall is my favorite season…something about the air turning a few degrees cooler (it is Texas after all), football playing in the background, family coming together to cook delicious comfort foods. It is the best. I get a new sense of inspiration in the fall for cooking, family outings and dates with my main man. […]

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don’t want my kids going to public school

Why I Don’t Want My Kids Going to Public School

  Editor’s note: The opinion reflected in this blog post is held specifically by the contributing author. This blog post is intended simply to express one author’s personal perspective. Austin Moms Blog highly respects all of the varying opinions of our contributors and readers and we kindly ask that all comments are respectful of the […]

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cancer

Momming on Chemo

When I wake up in the morning, my husband has usually been up for an hour or so with our eldest, spunky, doesn’t-need-sleep daughter. Before I can greet anyone I have to take my first pill of the day. As I wash that down, I glance at the woman staring back at me. I am […]

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weren't ready to wean

We Weren’t Ready to Wean…But Cancer Told Us Otherwise

I breastfed both of my daughters, my first daughter latched super easy and nursed both sides every feeding. Never burped, never spit up. Happy happy eater…happy happy mama. Then my second daughter was born and latched perfectly on my left side, but didn’t with my right. She preferred my left breast from the beginning and […]

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clogged milk duct or cancer

Clogged Milk Duct…or Cancer?

A warning from one young mama battling cancer to help prevent other mamas from this fight. Twelve months ago, I gave birth to my second daughter, and immediately after she was born I knew something was wrong with my right boob. I asked for a hospital breast pump, but no one seemed to want to […]

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