Author Archive | Lauren Wiatrek

Christmas Blues

10 Steps to Combat the Christmas Blues

Jingle jingle jingle, can you hear that jingling? … Um no, no I don’t. Tis the season to be jolly. Well…not always. This has been me as I approach this Christmas season. I am recovering from my recent mastectomy and just feeling a bit blue. Completely abnormal for me, I am the celebration, over the […]

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winter-is-coming

Winter Is Coming! And Virus After Virus. What Do Moms Do?

As moms, I wonder how we survive sick season. I mean we already have treasured, minimal, light sleep…So add in a sick kid or two, then what?  When kids are sick we can pretty much expect to skip several showers in a row, our hair will get sticky and tangled, deodorant…what deodorant? We have like […]

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christmas menu

Simple Christmas Menu

My mom and I love creating menus, for pretty much every holiday, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. Since, I am a mom of young girls, it is essential that my menus remain simple, yet delicious. I want my spread to resemble a fancy Christmas menu offering, but be easy to make. Motherhood is hard enough right […]

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hosting

Has the Art of Hosting Truly Been Lost?

Today it seems everyone is in a rush. Rush to get to work, rush to get home from work, rush to cook dinner, rush get the kids to bed, rush through the kid’s birthday parties, rush to get through the holidays. Phew, I am exhausted thinking of it all. With two little girls under the […]

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halloween sugar

Holidays…Sugar, Sugar, Sugar. Why So Much Sugar?

As a mom of two young girls, ages three and one (and having been diagnosed with breast cancer five months ago), I have become hyperaware of sugar. We all know it is not good for our health (despite its sneaky deliciousness). There are plenty of documentaries, articles, books, podcasts and blogs to back up that […]

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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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