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mom self-doubt

Hey Mama, You’re Doing a Good Job

“Why aren’t there more hours in the day?” “Clean clothes, washed hair, AND makeup… at the park. Really? WHEN did she have time?” “Where IS my makeup, anyway?” “How is her house so clean? Do they even own toys? How does she get her kids to clean them up?” “What is she doing in that […]

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another child

Should We Have Another Child?

You know what’s frustrating? When someone asks you a question, but doesn’t seem satisfied if you don’t give them the answer they were looking for, or if you answer with “I’m not sure.” But you know what’s even more frustrating? When YOU’RE not satisfied with the answer “I’m not sure.” Let me explain. People often […]

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traveling with babies

Tips For Traveling with Babies

I can vaguely remember a time when the idea of an upcoming vacation was so exciting and stress-free I would literally begin planning the next vacation while still on the current one. That’s a B.K.F. (Before Kids Feeling) because traveling with babies and toddlers can most definitely feel daunting and be exhausting. When I had […]

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playing favorites

Playing Favorites

“Daddy’s Girl” “Momma’s Boy” These are terms that we hear all the time as Moms, but it’s not always that cut and dry. When my daughter was born, my husband was working full time and getting his MBA, which means we saw him sometimes on Friday nights if he wasn’t traveling for work. It was […]

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Kendra Germenis

Meet Kendra Germenis

Helllllloooo, everyone. As a brand new mom here, it’s pretty cool to be writing with and for the moms of the coolest city in the world, Austin. I’m Kendra Germenis. I love this town. Don’t you? And yes, I say town because the small spirit of this now big city is what makes Austin so special […]

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First vs Second Pregnancy

First vs Second Pregnancy: My How Things Change

The first time you get pregnant is SO special. Everything is new, you’re experiencing a whole host of new emotions and sensations, and you’re evolving into a mommy. You’ve got nine savory months of just you and that little baby in your belly; you spend your evenings reading pregnancy books and your weekends decorating the nursery. […]

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10 (In Home) Date Night Ideas

10 (In Home) Date Night Ideas

As mothers we are constantly busy — changing diapers, getting kids dressed, getting kids fed, driving kids around, calming kids down, rolling around on the floor with kids, keeping kids entertained — god forbid you get a moment to feed yourself or shower. When bedtime finally arrives and after the third, no fourth attempt, the baby is […]

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Raising Children in a World of Hate and Fear | Austin Moms Blog | Erin Ruoff

Am I Selfish?

Friday was hard for me. Waking up to more bad news of another terrorist attack. Another hate-filled massacre. A crime that took a son and father that lived down the road from me. I’m filled with fear and questions. Lots of questions. Why God? Why are you allowing all these precious lives to be taken? These […]

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