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Event Production
Over the years, Cathy has produced some of the hottest, most popular events for four amazing regional magazines in cities like Austin, San Antonio and Oklahoma City:      December 2013 l Best of the City...
Online Portfolio of Mentions
- Guest blogger for HLNTV.com, November 2011 Kourtney K’s Next Bundle of Marketing Joy - Mentioned in Blogging to the Max, Art & Entertainment section, June 2011 About MommyQ - Guest blogger for Betty Confidential’s...
Giveaways
Why do a giveaway on MommyQ? If you would like to expose your baby product to thousands of  Power Moms, doing a giveaway on MommyQ is a great option.  I've done many and they've all...

Event Production

Summertime in Austin typically brings new delights in the way of cool new hangouts. This summer we welcomed an awesome new taproom to the Lake Travis area, Oasis Texas Brewing Company. Not only is this brewery serving up delicious ales and lager, but it happens to be situated on one of the most beautiful hillsides ...

Wig Party Idea for 2015: Embrace Your Inner Unicorn
Wig Party Idea for 2015: Embrace Your Inner Unicorn
In early January, I was invited to a Wig Party for a friend's birthday. I figured we'd all dig through our old costume bags, grab...
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Sock Monkey Love: Crafty Centerpiece for Valentine’s Day
Sock Monkey Love: Crafty Centerpiece for Valentine’s Day
I love decorating my son's classroom for the holidays this year. It's the first time I haven't been working in an office full-time, so it's...
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Behind The Scenes: What’s Buzzing in Austin & Texas Hill Country
Behind The Scenes: What’s Buzzing in Austin & Texas Hill Country
I gave up my SoCo address and turned in my "hipster" card (which was already expired, trust me!) back in 2007. I've been living in...
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Pure Barre & My Road to Recovery
Pure Barre & My Road to Recovery
This month I am featured in the Client Spotlight at Pure Barre Lakeway! It's very special to me, because my journey back to health has...
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Top 5 Things I’m Obsessed With…
Top 5 Things I’m Obsessed With…
I think we all suffer from short-lived or long-lived obsessions. I remember back in the day when I just couldn't stop watching Real Housewives or...
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I’m Writing a Book: Interview with My Bestie
I’m Writing a Book: Interview with My Bestie
The Prologue. I've finally decided to write that book I've always been talking about writing about. It will focus on the epic, oft gluten-free and...
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Online Portfolio of Mentions

The Prologue. I've finally decided to write that book I've always been talking about writing about. It will focus on the epic, oft gluten-free and humor-free-to-the-public adventures that bind me and my bestie together for all eternity in the goofy and nonsensical ways in which besties are intertwined. (Disclaimer: No twine was harmed during the writing ...

Wig Party Idea for 2015: Embrace Your Inner Unicorn
Wig Party Idea for 2015: Embrace Your Inner Unicorn
In early January, I was invited to a Wig Party for a friend's birthday. I figured we'd all dig through our old costume bags, grab...
Read More
Sock Monkey Love: Crafty Centerpiece for Valentine’s Day
Sock Monkey Love: Crafty Centerpiece for Valentine’s Day
I love decorating my son's classroom for the holidays this year. It's the first time I haven't been working in an office full-time, so it's...
Read More
Behind The Scenes: What’s Buzzing in Austin & Texas Hill Country
Behind The Scenes: What’s Buzzing in Austin & Texas Hill Country
I gave up my SoCo address and turned in my "hipster" card (which was already expired, trust me!) back in 2007. I've been living in...
Read More
Pure Barre & My Road to Recovery
Pure Barre & My Road to Recovery
This month I am featured in the Client Spotlight at Pure Barre Lakeway! It's very special to me, because my journey back to health has...
Read More
Top 5 Things I’m Obsessed With…
Top 5 Things I’m Obsessed With…
I think we all suffer from short-lived or long-lived obsessions. I remember back in the day when I just couldn't stop watching Real Housewives or...
Read More
I’m Writing a Book: Interview with My Bestie
I’m Writing a Book: Interview with My Bestie
The Prologue. I've finally decided to write that book I've always been talking about writing about. It will focus on the epic, oft gluten-free and...
Read More
Walt Disney World via Selfies by MommyQ
Walt Disney World via Selfies by MommyQ
We recently visited Disney World in Orlando after Thanksgiving for a pre-holiday vacay. Lots of fun to be had, but sadly I forgot to pack...
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A 10th Birthday Wish: He Outshines Autism
A 10th Birthday Wish: He Outshines Autism
Today is my son's 10th birthday and what a milestone it is! From the moment he arrived, our journey as individuals, as parents and as...
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Today is my son's 10th birthday and what a milestone it is! From the moment he arrived, our journey as individuals, as parents and as a family changed in an unexpected, yet extraordinary way. He was a happy beautiful baby, but seven years ago he was diagnosed with autism and it was devastating. However; an ...

“I Don’t Mean This in a Mean Way, BUT…”

Kids say the darnedest things. We all know this is true. But what they say can be quite brilliant if you really listen. For instance, when we were little girls my younger sister would call breakable objects “glassable.” She mixed “glass” and “breakable” and voila! Glassable. My youngest son used …

The Lululemon Addiction: Run Times Tank

It was unavoidable. For years I heard all of my friends dish about their obsession with Lululemon. Posting on Facebook when they bought a new outfit, usually with the word “Yay!” peppered in or wearing their new street-smart athletic threads around town. When it comes to cute athletic gear, girls …

How Martial Arts Transformed a Nonverbal Autistic Toddler into a Thriving 9-Year-Old Sensation

When he was a happy but nonverbal toddler, our oldest son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Doctors told us they had no idea if or when he’d become verbal or if he’d ever be social enough to have meaningful relationships. The outlook for his future was unknown and grim. …