Articles | May, 2012

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5 Things You Must Do This Month

1) THIRD ANNUAL STILETTO STAMPEDE FOR THE CURE Saturday, Oct 22., 10 a.m. at The Hill Country Galleria Think it’s hard to walk a mile in a woman’s shoes? Try sprinting in a... Read on »

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From the Editor

Look up the word “give” in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary and you will learn that not only can “give” be used as a noun and a verb, but the transitive verb alone has 16 definitions.... Read on »

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Must List

Must taste Austin Cake Ball Kitchen and Bar Treat your taste buds to a festival of flavors at Austin Cake Ball’s new Kitchen and Bar, located at The Domain. This second venture... Read on »

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The Beat Goes On

By Jan Heaton Learning to decorate a multi-layered cake with pastry tubes configured from cut paper always seemed natural to me as a child. I am a professional artist represented by Wally Workman... Read on »

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Romeo and Juliet

Ballet Austin brings its original interpretation of Shakespeare’s timeless love story to the stage this Mother’s Day weekend. Amid a majestic score and spectacle of stage and costume design, the young... Read on »

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Survivors Take the Stage

The Breast Cancer Resource Center hosts Art Bra Austin / By Molly Keith Bejeweled boobs and coming-out parties aren’t always associated with each other, but at Art Bra Austin 2012, where local breast-cancer survivors... Read on »

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Slow Down, Relax and Revive

Try a different service each month as a member of the H-Circle at Hiatus Spa How about a guilty pleasure and a great gift for moms, grads and blushing brides that will definitely... Read on »

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Restaurants for Celebration

New and unique restaurants added to the Austin dining scene The month of May gives us so many reasons to celebrate, Mother’s Day and graduation to name a couple. A wave... Read on »

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Fit Mom, Healthy Baby

Staying fit throughout your pregnancy and beyond / By Chrissie Jarrell & Natalie Yerkovich Fitness is about more than just working out, especially for expecting and new moms. This month, we brought together four... Read on »

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Keeping Fit as a Family

Four fun events that appeal to the whole tribe / By Erica Todd As National Geographic noted, Austin is one of the top outdoor hubs in the country, an ideal place to have a... Read on »

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The Mother Load

Managing the emotional stages of motherhood / By Jill Case In her book The 7 Stages of Motherhood, Ann Pleshette Murphy says, “Motherhood is the ultimate never-ending story; we may become less central in our... Read on »

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Motherhood (By Other Means)

Medical advancements have revolutionized how and when we choose to conceive. A donor and a recipient share their experiences with medical-assisted fertility / By Joelle Pearson / Photo by Rudy Arocha THE EGG DONOR In... Read on »

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The Gorgeous World of Laura Jacks and J.C. Conklin

The playgroup Gorgeous Millie is transforming the toddler social scene / By Jane Field In Davenport Village, Laura Jacks and J.C. Conklin have created an unusual haven for both parents and children. Gorgeous... Read on »

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Home Birth and Midwifery

Take charge of your emotional and physical health with a home birth / By Rachel Merriman and Michele Fitzgerald / Photo by Rudy Arocha The word “midwife,” which can be traced back to middle English... Read on »

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Carrie Contey’s Parenting Revolution

Why taking care of yourself is essential to good parenting / By Jane Field / Photo by Caleb Kerr Carrie Contey works from her home, surrounded by huge windows, bright plants and a sparkly burnt-orange... Read on »

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Mr. Fun Guy

Gen X dads go soft when it comes to traditional discipline / By JB Hager / Photo by Rudy Arocha There used to be a time and place when a mother could easily toss out... Read on »

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Music to His Ears

Five phrases all men want to hear / By Eric Leech Men are not that complicated. Give us some peace and quiet, the remote control and a few kind words every now and then,... Read on »

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Austin Woman Magazine 2006-2007

The power of possibility and launching of the Pink Pages / By Deborah Hamilton-Lynne The fifth year of Austin Woman saw the launch of the Pink Pages. Designed to support local women business owners... Read on »

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Mamas of Color Rising

Helping uninsured and low-income women with healthy birthing options / By Darline Turner-Lee For most of us, we freely chose where and with whom we would deliver our babies. But if you are on... Read on »

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Classic Violinist Pulls Strings for Survival

Supportive housing leads to renewed hope / By Autumn Rhea Carpenter Graduate school, violins and the Japanese culture are not typically associated with homelessness. Yet in 2008, Sarah [real name withheld] fit this exact profile,... Read on »

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Childhood Leukemia

The Escobedo and Martinez families bring hope and awareness to this deadly disease / By Molly McManus What do you do when you are faced with your child being diagnosed with leukemia? Two Austin... Read on »

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All in the Family

Family duos find success working side by side / By Julie Tereshchuk / Photos By Sadie Barton There’s been a lot talked, written and even wept about the relationship between a mother and her... Read on »

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Clear & Soulful

Courtney Sanchez embraces her voice as a singer and an advocate for victims of domestic violence. When Courtney Sanchez tossed her wedding ring in Lady Bird Lake, her first feeling was joy. As... Read on »

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Must List - Summer Scents

Summer Beauty Guide – Scents Energize your senses with grapefruit and blue lotus scents in the Sporty fragrance from the Big Pony Collection by Ralph Lauren available at Ralph Lauren, 11601 Century Oaks Terrace, Suite 109, 512.490.0812. ... Read on »

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Must List - Sun Care

  Summer Beauty Guide – Sun Care For streak-free legs with no extra moisturizers needed, lather on Hampton Sun’s Sunless Tanning Gel. The chamomile and aloe vera leave your skin silky smooth and... Read on »

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Must List - Summer Beauty

Summer Beauty Guide - Makeup Smashbox’s BB Cream with SPF 35 can be worn alone or under your favorite foundation or powder. The cream will keep your skin shine-free while giving it extra... Read on »

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Foodie Alert - Mansion on Turtle Creek Cookbook

The Mansion on Turtle Creek Cookbook An insider dishes about what it's like to write a high-profile cookbook. By Helen Thompson It was two years ago that my agent, Janice Shay, called me... Read on »

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Happy birthday, Taurus

By Deborah Mastelotto Dreams and imagination plus long-range planning plus hard work equals a very profitable month for us all. Don’t be afraid to try something new, or try what you have... Read on »

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Esperanza Spalding

The exuberant jazz artist stretches her artistic muscle with a new release and tour / By Deborah Goldstein Anyone who has seen one of her jaw-dropping live performances instantly understands why the stunning and... Read on »

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The Kenya-Texas Celebration

Nobelity Project and Citizen Generation welcome Auma Obama to Austin. Welcome Auma Obama, sister of President Barack Obama, with a great party celebrating the release of her new book, And Then Life Happens.... Read on »

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The Mother’s Guide to Self Renewal

Renée Peterson Trudeau’s book teaches mothers to live the life they desire. By Jane Field Renée Peterson Trudeau, an Austin-based career coach, experienced her life shift after the birth of... Read on »

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The Perfect Brunch for Mom

Ten ideal spots for grabbing a well-deserved bite. By Rachel Merriman Mirabelle All the brunch staples (Belgian waffles, omelets and mimosas) served up alongside classic French offerings such as quiche Lorraine and hearty... Read on »

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Con Mi MADRE

An academic advising center for daughters and their mothers celebrates 20 years. By Molly Keith Plenty of women have witnessed the conflict that arises between a mother and daughter when middle school strikes. However,... Read on »

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