Author Archive | Elisa Botello


Quitting Alcohol: A Mother’s Struggle With Sobriety

Peanut butter and jelly. Soap and water. Meat and potatoes. Old folks and tapioca. Moms and wine. To disassemble any of these dynamic duos feels unnatural to the tongue and unsettling to the gut. Go ahead and picture an old person fresh out of tapioca and try not to cringe. And peanut butter without jelly? If […]

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The Revolutionary IDEA of Farm to School Programs

Sponsored By: IDEA Public Schools You may have heard the concept of “farm to table” dining with concerns to the growing hip trend among the culinary scene. The term refers to practice of growing and using local food to be served. I feel lucky as a parent to now know that many schools, including IDEA Public […]

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The Life-Changing Magic of VarageSale

Sponsored By: VarageSale The Life-Changing Magic of Varage Sale I recently went on a de-cluttering spree in my entire house, inspired with energy after reading the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. One part of the process of the “KonMari” method is holding each object and piece of clothing in your […]

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Crunched for Time? Fitting Fitness Into Your Schedule with Crunch Live

Sponsored By: Crunch Live Crunched for Time? Fitting Fitness Into Your Schedule We all remember where we were the day it happened. The tragic moment when we looked in the mirror and realized that our age and motherhood’s grueling schedule had taken over our lives and left us with a body we barely recognize. A little […]

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5 Reasons to LEGO and Enjoy Play-Well TEKnologies

Sponsored By: Play-Well TEKnologies 5 Reasons to LEGO and Enjoy Play-Well TEKnologies When I heard about the LEGO Pre-Engineering event (ages 5-7 years old) hosted by Play-Well TEKnologies, I knew it would be the perfect play date opportunity for my son and his step-brother. When we walked into the Play-Well event, their welcoming staff invited […]

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Austin Moms Blog | Why I Chose an Elective C-Section

Why I’m Proud of My Elective C-Section…and Why I’m Not

I’ll give you three seconds to gather the pitchforks and torches….ready? Good. Deep breath in, deep breath out–let’s do this. I had an elective C-section for no medical reason. None.  I was simply scared out of my wits. My college graduation gown had only been hanging in my closet for a couple of months when I […]

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