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Meet Liz Smith

Meet Liz Smith My path to becoming a contributor to the Austin Moms Blog began in my hometown of San Antonio. In second grade, I wrote a poem about worms and carrots that won a citywide poetry contest. That was when I realized I wanted to be a writer. Growing up it seemed like everyone […]

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What Did I Just Watch?

Any given Friday night, once the kids are in bed, you can find my husband and me on the couch watching our guilty pleasure, Dateline. So it’s no surprise that when I saw the advertisement for “Abducted in Plain Sight” on Netflix, I quickly added it to my queue to watch next. A few days […]

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The Austin Mom’s Guide To Leggings

The Austin Mom’s Guide To Leggings   Hey Mama’s! It’s the month of love, so I’m here to talk about something near and dear to my heart. Leggings!! I still remember purchasing my first pair of “yoga pants” at Lululemon in 2007. Lulu had a teeny tiny pop up shop on Kerbey Lane filled with […]

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Snow Queen (er, KING): King Alice by Matthew Cordell

GOOD MORNING, SIR DAD. It’s not a sled-and-snowball, snow-for-Christmas snow day. It’s an icy, slippy, sloshy, slushy snow day where everyone has to stay inside. It’s a unscheduled official pajama day for everyone in the family–Burpy Baby, Frumpy Bun-on-Top-of-Head Mom, and, of course, Grizzled, Itchy, Yawny Dad, who does not want a sparkly-strawberry cupcake party […]

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1 Ingredient Slime (4 Ways) – Just Add Water!

How to make slime with 1 ingredient — four different 1 ingredient slime recipes that really work! Keep reading to learn how to make one ingredient slime four ways PLUS a video that shows ALL of our favorite one ingredient slime recipes! One Ingredient Slime It doesn’t get any easier than 1 ingredient slime! At first you might […]

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February Is Heart Health Month

February Is Heart Health Month And coincidentally, I started having heart issues a few weeks ago. It all started with two cups of coffee…and a small soda (I know, bad choice); way more caffeine than what I usually have. Well, I started having palpitations, which is not unheard of, I’ve had palpitations before, usually during […]

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Yes, I Really DO Work From Home

I was at the bus stop waiting for my three elementary school kids to come strolling off the bus. While waiting, I was scrolling aimlessly through my Facebook feed. I suddenly stopped on a post with a comment about working from home, where the mom was lamenting that her family didn’t understand her working remotely, […]

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