Feelings

FOMO

I Have FOMO!

My daughter begins her screech laughter while scream/singing. It is one part adorable, one part ear piercing, migraine inducing. And overall, a big fat sign that it is unequivocally NAP TIME! BIG TIME. “No no no no nap!” she pleads. “Yes yes yes yes nap,” I very maturely return. Seriously, hang out with a two-year-old […]

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I Wanted A Girl

I have never had a problem admitting that I wanted a girl, but God had different plans. When I became pregnant with my first son I was ecstatic that he was a boy. He was the first grandson and my mom always wanted boys, but got two girls! My husband was so excited because he […]

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Why I Love Public Schools

We love and respect all viewpoints at Austin Moms Blog. While earlier there was a post about why public education was not the right fit for her and her family, it is the right fit for many of our contributors. Here is another viewpoint on public schools. I’d like to think we all do what we […]

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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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Hurricane Harvey Hero – One Mama’s Story

The following is a first-hand account of my brave friend Ryann Detamore’s Hurricane Harvey evacuation on Sunday, August 27. Ryann and her husband, Brett, have three children, Cash (4), Bennett aka Benny (3) and Bowen (2) and a Great Dane named Finley. Bowen has Hemimegalencephaly, a rare neurological condition which causes seizures among other things (Ryann […]

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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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