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7 Ways to Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem

7 Ways to Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem

This original piece was shared by The Local Moms Network Contributor Tamara Iglesias of Wellynest. Building your child’s self-esteem is not about making them better, it’s about cultivating who they truly are and honoring the authentic growth and expression of…

Anxiety, Kids & Teens: Signs to Know

Anxiety, Kids & Teens: Signs to Know

As adults, we can recognize the signs of anxiety and in turn, articulate that we feel anxious; in most cases, children and teens cannot. Anxiety in children and teens is a great “masquerader,” so signs can easily be missed…

Guide to Fall Minis & Holiday Pics

Guide to Fall Minis & Holiday Pics

Fall is the time to have new family photos taken, so you can document how much everyone has grown and changed and then send out holiday cards to friends and family. However, finding the right photographer, deciding what everyone will wear, getting hair cut and styled for the whole family can be the source of a lot of stress for mommas. I can point you to some great local photographers, resources and hand you some tips for your best family photos yet.

Autumn Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup

Autumn Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup

This Autumn Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup combines classic fall ingredients in a savory and sweet, healthy meal. Former chef and mom of two, Jennifer Segal, is the blogger behind Once Upon A Chef and author of a book, also called Once Upon a Chef, full of…

What is Playing With Purpose?

What is Playing With Purpose?

South Austin Moms sat down with founder of Tandem Speech, local author and SLP, Emily Cohen to talk about language acquisition, meaningful play, her favorite toy and of course, the birth of her book.

Weekend Prep for Weekday Success

Weekend Prep for Weekday Success

Seven tips from The Local Moms Network co-founder, Megan Sullivan, for getting your family ready for a busy week. Your mid-week self will thank you!

Mom’s Day-cation In & Around Austin

Mom’s Day-cation In & Around Austin

The question that begs to be asked: where will you go?! Here are some places I tracked down for your next Mom’s Day-cation in Austin…

Avoiding the Mall? Top 10 Tween Clothing Websites from Rank & Style

Avoiding the Mall? Top 10 Tween Clothing Websites from Rank & Style

Rank & Style collected this list of the “Top 10 tween clothing websites to suit any style, size, and budget in just a few clicks. These vetted e-retail destinations include all of your tween’s favorite mall stops without the hassle of actually going to the mall.” Mom win!

Meet Captain Underpants and Dog Man Author Dav Pilkey!

Meet Captain Underpants and Dog Man Author Dav Pilkey!

To kids that love the incredibly popular Captain Underpants and Dog Man series of books, author/illustrator Dav Pilkey is like Tom Clancy, Stephen King, or J.K. Rowling—a true celebrity in his field. His funny and engaging stories and graphics have coaxed millions of…

JuJuBe: What To Know About These Stylish & Functional Bags

JuJuBe: What To Know About These Stylish & Functional Bags

This back-to-school season, our moms are turning to our new JuJuBe for backpacks, totes, lunch bags and more. They’re multifunctional, cute & made with durable, high-tech materials. Exclusive discount code for South Austin Moms readers!

Back to School Germ Busting with Lemi Shine

Back to School Germ Busting with Lemi Shine

I love the back to school season! I always get excited about school supplies, new shoes, and getting back into a routine, but I also start thinking about all the germs my kids will be exposed to at school and what I can do to start defending...

Routines for Back to School

Routines for Back to School

Summer is a time for taking a break from the daily rush of school, work, and activities. However, as a result, it also tends to become a break from routines, systems and what keeps us on sane and on track.

South Austin Mom’s Favorite Granola Recipe

South Austin Mom’s Favorite Granola Recipe

One recent choice in this South Austin household is to replace the cereals we’ve been buying with simple home made breakfasts. A favorite on our table these days is this easy homemade granola.

Summer Snacks from Scouted!

Summer Snacks from Scouted!

Kids’ snacks are forever changing and we thought we’d share the top snacks moms on Scouted have been doling out this summer!

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