Relationships

volunteering in Austin

The Season of Volunteering in Austin

“This is your world. Shape it or someone else will.” -Gary Lew I don’t know if its the falling leaves or the fact that Halloween just passed us by, but this is the time of year when we realize how truly fortunate we are. I believe as human beings that it is our responsibility to […]

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kids and social media

What Parents Need to Know About Social Media

I recently met with Victoria Mueller, PhD, Licensed Psychologist about the latest research on teens and social media, ideas for starting conversations with your teen about social media use and helping your teen navigate the challenges social media brings. You might see “teen” and think this doesn’t apply to your young child. Don’t wait! All […]

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boys

Top 10 Things I Never Thought I’d Say…And Then I Had Boys

There’s never a dull moment in my life with all boys in the house. I catch myself saying things I NEVER thought I’d hear coming from my mouth, and never expected would be necessary to have to tell kids in general…and then I had boys! Now I found myself saying ridiculous things that are absolutely […]

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Veterans Day

Honoring Veterans Day

The night of September 10, 2001 I went to bed a very naive college freshmen. This season of my life was my first experience at freedom and I was living it up in Baton Rouge, LA. However, the morning of September 11, 2001 my whole outlook on the world and my surroundings changed. I was […]

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adoption

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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Front Yard Living

Front Yard Living

I used to be a bad neighbor. For as long as I can remember I have been an indifferent neighbor at best. I’m not sure why I have always avoided neighbors at all costs. It’s embarrassing admitting it! Growing up I never really took the time to get to know any kids in the neighborhood, always […]

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me too

Me Too

By now you may have heard of the #MeToo movement. A movement to get women to say out loud – I was harassed, molested, abused, assaulted and maybe even raped. The other night when I saw my girlfriend post ‘Me Too.’ I paused and thought, Wow. Her? She’s so smart and capable and well put […]

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