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It never fails. Another summer, another season of obtrusive ads and messages from the diet industry to get a  “bikini body” or “lose weight and feel great.” These messages lie.  They promise that diets will lead to health and happiness when in fact, they don’t. The reality is that diets don’t work and they are […]
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I grew up in San Antonio and since Port Aransas is only 160 miles away from my hometown, I spent many family vacations in this quaint coastal town. In a few weeks, I will load up my family and head down to this familiar stretch of sand for the first time as a parent. Since […]
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Austin Moms Blog by Lizbsmith - 2d ago
As an avid reader, I constantly pester my female friends and peruse reading lists searching for my next favorite book. Often, the recommendations I get are beautifully written, uplifting and emotional stories that have a strong presence on many women’s book club lists. I love this genre of books, but if I am being honest, […]
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Oh the joys of pregnancy. Blessing, miracle, pain in the butt. I’ve had “good pregnancies,” and even with that, some days are hard. I know people mean well, sometimes don’t realize what they’re saying or doing, or have a tough time empathizing with how a pregnant mother really feels, but that doesn’t necessarily make pregnancy […]
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I have vivid memories of summer days, filled with fresh fruit and veggies and anything my family could throw on the grill. I don’t have a lot of memories of summertime breakfasts — partly because, growing up where we didn’t have AC, we avoided cooking anything inside during the summer if at all possible. Even […]
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“Nobody played with me, mommy.” My daughter’s words pierced my ears and my heart as we drove home from the gym. “Really?” I said, concerned. “Yes. I asked all the kids to play with me, but everybody said no. And they found other partners.” I felt a fleeting surge of mama bear hormones, but probed […]
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Sponsored By: Clarifi The first ever biological test for autism is about to hit the market, and we got the inside scoop! With autism prevalence rising in recent years, parents are learning more about the signs for developmental delay and what to do if you’re noticing them in your child. According to the CDC, possible […]
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Dripping Springs, “The Gateway to Hill Country” as it is commonly referred to, is located approximately 25 miles West of Austin. Dripping Springs exudes a small-town country feel while still being located less than 30 minutes from Downtown! Dripping Springs is exploding by the minute with new housing communities, new restaurants and new retail spaces. […]
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  This past December, my husband and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary. All the adages hold true: it’s hard to believe we’ve been married for over a decade, yet I can barely remember what life was like before becoming Luke’s wife. When we got married at twenty-four, we were relatively young, but we would […]
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Happy 7/11 Mamas! Your kiddos will be thrilled to know 7-Eleven Day is here again! Thursday, July 11, is 7-Eleven Day. You know: 7-Eleven, 7/11? You get it. Every year, the convenience store celebrates its birthday on the 11th by doling out free small Slurpees to all comers at locations across the United States. The […]

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