Meet the MommyCon Austin Bloggers!
We are returning to Austin in June for our fourth MommyCon Austin! If you are joining us, take the time to read about all of our bloggers that will be there with you! This team of people has been carefully selected to help us document and share the event with our community and we hope you get a chance to meet some of them in person!
Addie Fisher – Old World New Us
I am a sustainable life + style blogger and a new mommy blogger. I have one son, Greyson, that my husband and I welcomed into this world just 8 months ago. My philosophy in life is that everything can be done sustainably, so I apply that to parenting, too. My goal make my blogs a place that people of all walks of life can come to learn about how they can be a little more sustainable in their everyday lives.
What is your favorite thing about MommyCon? I love that MommyCon brings together people who want to live a more natural lifestyle. We are generally scattered out and can’t really connect in many of the cities of America. MommyCon allows parents and caregivers who love natural living a chance to connect with like minded people, and educates those of us who are always eager to learn more!
If you could give one piece of advice to working (in or out of the home) moms, what would it be? If you’ve decided to take up parenting with the earth in mind, don’t let anyone deter you. If they’ve never used a cloth diaper, who are they to tell you that you can’t? Be strong in your decision to live this world a better, more sustainable place!
Sharon Jared – Sharon is a Mom
I’m a crunchy, vegan mama in Fort Worth who loves and embraces breastfeeding, babywearing, cloth diapering, co-sleeping and natural birth. I am a proud mama to a sweet 2 year-old boy, and baby #2 is due in November!
What is your favorite thing about MommyCon? My favorite thing about MommyCon is the community! I love being surrounded by a group of like-minded mamas. I loved that last year I was able to bring my then 13-month-old son and nurse him (uncovered) in the middle of sessions and no one batted an eye!
If you could give one piece of advice to working (in or out of the home) moms, what would it be? As a previous work-at-home mom myself, what seemed to work for me the most (if your work hours are flexible) was cracking down and getting as much work as I could done during naps, when my husband was home, and when everyone was asleep! Do what you gotta do, mama! You got this!
Shelby Nelms – Mommys Blogging Now
I’m an Army retired veteran that is now living in Round Rock, TX with my husband and kids (a 4 year old girl and 1 year old boy) trying to manage day to day life as a stay at home mom while also in school full time. I love make-up and really am just learning how to be a woman. Lol! In Army couldn’t really be my girly self. I like to share the honest truth of motherhood!
What is your favorite thing about MommyCon? I have never been but I am looking forward to meeting other like minded individuals.
If you could give one piece of advice to working (in or out of theh ome) moms, what would it be? It’s completely ok to put yourself and your dreams first sometimes – it’s healthy. In the long run your kids will benefit from it and be proud.
You can follow Shelby’s journey on her blog, Mommys Blogging Now.
LaToiya S. – Life with Z
I am a Houston mommy of 2 adorable boys. My boys are 6 and almost 6 months. I currently work outside of the home part time but I mommy full time.
What is your favorite thing about MommyCon? I do not have a favorite thing yet as this will be my first year in attendance. I am however excited to be in a space with so many natural parents.
If you could give one piece of advice to working (in or out of the home) moms, what would it be? My only advice to any working momma is to take it one day at a time and don’t stress.
Alyssa Villegas – We As Of Lately
Hey y’all! I’m Alyssa and a bit of a pro at awkward introductions 😉 Currently sweating up storms in warm old San Antonio, Texas and relocating back to Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the end of the summer (again!—we just moved here back in October). I’m a mama to two babes. Our 20 month old son, Porter and bebe numero dos, who’s currently kickin’ it on the inside and will join us sometime around Oct/Nov!
What is your favorite thing about MommyCon? While I have yet to attend an event, my favorite thing about Mommycon is being able to meet and connect with other parents who share similar outlooks on parenting styles and the products we love to incorporate into our children’s lives. I believe it takes a village and to know that the brands involved care about the people in our village, is an added plus!
If you could give one piece of advice to working (in or out of the home) moms, what would it be? One piece of advice I’d give to a working mom? Grace. Give yourself tons and tons of grace. You’ll make deadlines and miss deadlines; be the first to think of something or maybe the 3rd and 4th…but you’re part of something that is making a difference one way or another, and that makes you a valuable ‘piece to the puzzle.’ So give yourself grace because our babe’s are watching and in their eyes, you’re rockin’ it.
Chellsie Villegas – Sample Blog
I am from Houston and work full time out of the home. I’m training for a triathlon. I have a 11 year old son and 2 year old daughter.
What is your favorite thing about MommyCon? I have never been! This will be first!
If you could give one piece of advice to working (in or out of the home) moms, what would it be? It’s hard going back to work, but it does get easier. The socialization is good for your kiddos while you are away making a living.