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A Guide for South Austin Moms (and beyond)
This site was founded with the very simple goal of Giving Moms (& Dads!) the Gift of Time. We strive to be your go-to resource for everything in and around South Austin, Texas!
South Austin Moms seeks to provide families a place to find all the info you’re looking for when it comes to caring for & entertaining your families in South Austin (including Circle C, Sunset Valley, Oak Hill, Belterra, Westlake, Bee Caves, Dripping Springs, SoCo, Southpark Meadows, Onion Creek, Manchaca).
Our site includes an up-to-date calendar of events, a resource guide of the very best of the best available in our neighborhoods, blog posts, recipes, deals and steals and more that we find helpful to local families.
A Little More About the Mom Behind South Austin Moms
I’m Crystal Kehn, married to a wonderful man and mom to 4 vastly different but equally fantastic kids. I was born and raised in Texas, but I started my family and spent the first 10 years of adult life in Uganda. Moving to Austin in 2015 I wished I had a site like this one to help me acclimate to life in a new (and amazing!) city, especially with 4 children in tow. I love resourcing other moms, and constantly find myself researching for other moms whether it be finding a story time at a local library or a specialist for a special needs child, so partnering with The Local Moms Network is a perfect fit for me! I hope that you can find your own little tribe, resources and encouragement you need for each day here.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT BEING A MOM?
Goofy moments with my kids when I get to act like a kid again from dance parties, swimming, jumping in piles of leaves, and having an excuse to say “yes” to making (and eating) cookies.
FAVORITE MOMMY BABY BONDING ACTIVITY
Well, I haven’t had a baby in awhile, but I always loved singing to my children. I’d sing the same song over and over at night if they asked. Now that they are older we still have a tradition of reading together as a family every night and we get to enjoy the most wonderful adventures together through books.
FAVORITE FAMILY ACTIVITY IN AUSTIN
Getting outdoors to all the wonderful parks and trails. We love to take kayaks out on Town Lake.
FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR IN AUSTIN
Oh gosh, this is hard because I really love all the seasons. I love spring because: bluebonnets! But I’ve always been a summer girl for the hours and hours we can spend in the water. The whole family seems to be in a better mood when we can get out and splash around.
MOM BAG MUST HAVES?
Gum. When I give the kids gum right when they get in the car there is a noticeable difference in how many conflicts arise on a long drive. Pens and pencils. I’m a known hoarder of writing utensils and they always get put to good use by my kids. Snacks! Not having snacks handy is like shooting myself in the foot. Full bellies=happy kids.