The Gift of Adoption

To celebrate National Adoption Month, a dear friend of mine graciously accepted my request to interview her about her adoption journey for Austin Moms Blog. It was an honor to sit down with her over coffee and hear her story. She first led us in prayer and then I listened as this fiercely private, deeply […]

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Is Mother’s Day Just for Mothers?

MOTHER’S DAY. The day to celebrate mothers nationwide, including ourselves. And for good reason, right? I mean… let’s be honest. We do the lion’s share of the work. We shuttle our kids to doctor visits and dentist appointments. We commit to carpools that can be more soul-sucking than watching Frozen twice-a-day every single day until […]

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Meet Our New Contributor: Lara Chapman

Hey-hey, AMB readers! I’m Lara Chapman, the “veteran mom” at AMB. I’m the mother of two, the stepmother of one, and one of four siblings. I’m a high school English teacher, a published young adult and middle grade author, a Plexus Ambassador, and a grad student. I’m OCD, ADD, sleep-deprived, and love a good glass […]

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AMB is growing again!

The Austin Moms Blog family is growing again….the Krauses are having baby #4!!! We had plans to adopt and I shared those stories {story 1 & story 2} and then I wrote about the hardships of when one spouse wants another and the other spouse doesn’t. Well my husband clearly changed his mind because we have […]

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To have or not to have…another baby

Hmph. Marriage is FULL of hard choices and experiences. You know that before getting married, or should anyway. We knew, we’ve hurdled, we’ve succeeded and we’ve come out stronger. Welllll, one of the hardest hurdles still in the process of being hurdled is that I want another baby and the Hubs doesn’t. {insert the sounds […]

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