Sunday Staples

So this is new to Jack’s Mom in Austin but I’ve been liking so many things lately that I feel I need to share more about them than a simple Instagram share. I will always include something local, someone local, or some local food because that’s what I’m about. But mostly it will be stuff that Jack, The Dad, and I enjoy and think you should enjoy too!

The List

  • Dang Kitchen

Dang Kitchen has become a recent obsession for me. Hidden the the Crossroads shopping center off Burnet, it’s easy to miss but finding it is worth it. The … Continue reading


Taste It.

Come and taste for yourself! The tenth annual Taste of North Austin, an all-day food festival featuring delicious light bites and refreshing beverages from over 25 of the best restaurants in The Domain and North Austin, will take place Saturday, June 10 from 11a.m. – 4 p.m. Austinites will also enjoy free live music, prize giveaways and children’s entertainment. Guests opting for the VIP experience will receive a goody bag, complimentary drinks and access to the VIP lounge.

Who’s Gonna Be There?

  • Black Walnut Cafe
  • Copper Restaurant and Dessert Lounge
  • Corner Bakery Cafe
  • Cru Food and
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Hosting an Outdoor Co-ed Baby Shower in Texas

Texas is hot. We all know Texas is hot about 80% of the year. Austin, particularly is one of those cities that if it’s not incredibly hot, it’s humid. When hosting an outdoor event in Texas, there are several things to consider. The most important one being location.

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Our family loves spending time outdoors, despite the heat. The one hang up this time was that I was going to be 36 weeks pregnant and doing anything outdoors when you are in your third trimester … Continue reading

When the Village Surfaces

This week has been a challenge for us. I’m getting busier and busier and the bump is making me slower and slower. I feel a small distance from Jack and I’m hoping that after next week, as we prep for baby, we can rekindle our close relationship and prepare for numero dos as a family.

Jack is an amazing kid. Everyone thinks that about their child but I can safely say that he’s never had a temper tantrum and he’s 3 and a half. On Thursday, that changed and by Friday, we knew why. As I said, the week has … Continue reading

Tummy Shield: Your Baby’s First Car Seat

Live Review and How To:

A few weeks ago our neighbor was in a pretty rough accident and it made me wonder about the logistics of getting in an accident while pretty pregnant. How safe would the baby be? What would the consequences be of something as simple as a seatbelt not aligned the right way?

“Motor vehicle crashes account for four of five deaths that occur among unborn babies of pregnant women who experience trauma.” — Journal of the American Medical Association

That’s where Tummy Shield comes in. In exchange for a fair and honest review I was asked … Continue reading

MommyCon Austin

Thinking of going to MommyCon this year? Hurry and get your tickets for one of the most extensive and awesome parenting events of the year.

For schedule and ticket information go here.

MommyCon is a nationwide convention series dedicated to creating and nurturing a community of parents and parents-to-be in celebration of natural parenting.

MommyCon takes a gentle and positive approach to educating parents about the emotional and physical benefits of natural birthing, breastfeeding and babywearing. We advocate values of holistic health, eco-friendly diapering, child safety standards and procedures, and female self-care and wellness. Our mission is to create

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Welcome Home: Introducing a New Baby

I’m not going to repeat what dozens of articles say on dealing with a new baby because there are tons of resources out there to the point of being overwhelming. I also haven’t experienced it for myself so I can’t expect you all to listen to advice on a subject in which I have no practice. Suffice it to say, I did do the leg work for you and talked to some of my favorite and knowledgeable mamas, educators, and physicians to bring you this list of resources and tips. I hope they help!

One of my favorite authors, doctors, … Continue reading

Oatmeal Whole Wheat Chocolate Chocolate Muffins

Ever since being diagnosed with gestational diabetes I’ve had to work really hard at portion control and at figuring out what foods my body can process and what it can’t. When I was pregnant the first time I could get away with a burger every now and then but this time around it seems that my body works very much on portion control and what type of sugar it can process. I learned quickly that I could not have potatoes in any form, tortillas, or anything fried. This was difficult but it was actually the best thing for me because … Continue reading

To All The Single Mothers: Happy Mother’s Day

Successful mothers are not the ones who have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.

This week, for obvious reasons, got me thinking about motherhood. Lately I’ve been complaining a lot about how tired I am, how busy I am, and how little time I have for myself. In this loop of quiet selfishness I had a mom reach out to me and ask about books for single moms. Needless to say I immediately felt like an asshole because I constantly brag about how my blog is for every parent, for every grandparent, and … Continue reading

8 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

I know that to some parents (dads…ahem) Mother’s day is something that is easiest when a nice dinner and flowers can cover any sentiment. Every blue moon, a mom that’s pregnant and demands something sentimental because her baby is growing up and she has another on the way and oh my god I’m getting so old….I mean, let me start again. Every blue moon it’s required that you make something sweet and sentimental with the kiddos while demanding that your wife take a load off and go out to lunch with friends or get her nails done.

This is where … Continue reading

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