Dignified & Genius: Golden Moment for Autism at Golden Globes

If you watched the Golden Globes this past Sunday, did you notice the poignant moment between actress Claire Danes and Temple Grandin? I did. I noticed every single interaction between them. Why? Because I was watching those moments like a hawk. You see, Claire Danes won Best Actress in a Mini-Series for her portrayal of Temple Grandin, one of the most impressive autism advocates on the planet. A woman who happens to be autistic herself....more
I hired the Temple Grandin costume designer to make a couple of pod costumes, so the story came ...more

The World's Most Adborable Buttons...Yes, Buttons!

I came across these buttons on Etsy and they are just so amazingly cute, I had to bring them to the attention of my crafty women on BlogHer. I love the colors and the uniqueness and especially the price. $6 for a set!...more

Moms Opts for Adbirds over Craigslist: Safe, Friendly, Fast & Green

It's hard to imagine the pre-Craigslist days. Can you even remember how you sold a slightly used bicycle or a stroller or a car? Nowadays you have some options when it comes to selling your old treasures online and if you haven't tried Adbirds yet, you need to give the site a test-drive. ...more

Proving Autism Wrong at a NASCAR Race

As you know, MommyQ is a huge NASCAR fan and has been for many years. Oddly enough, I grew up in Virginia and had no interest in NASCAR whatsoever while living there. Now I’m practically a Texan and a NASCAR fan for about 3 years. My hubby & I headed to Texas Motor Speedway a few weeks ago for the Samsung 500. Yeehaw! What started out as a rainy, cold, muddy mess turned out to be one of the best weekends ever....more

Understated Elegance: Limbo Jewelry Proves Simple is Beautiful

I'm one of those women who like big, obnoxious, blingy jewelry. The bigger, the better! Yet when I wear or shop Limbo Jewelry, I tend to change my mind. Limbo Jewelry is classic, yet modern, and undeniably stylish. The owner and designer, Edson Enriquez, has been creating handmade jewelry for about six years and has established quite a following....more

Foodie Event Supports Emerging Female Entrepreneurs: A Delicious Combo

People throw parties for non-profit oragnizations all of the time. It comes as no surprise, folks enjoy wining & dining for a good cause. This year, I decided to participate in my first benefit event as my blogging persona, MommyQ. But my reasons for being involved in Star Light, Star Night go beyond the yummy drinks, tasty food, alluring lingerie and pretty jewelry. I'm participating to support local entrepreneurs who have turned their passion into their business....more

A Winng Bet: NASCAR Celebration in Vegas

Why Do We Care About Tiger's Drama? Because We're Nosy

If you haven’t heard all of the D-R-A-M-A surrounding Tiger Woods and his recent little car accident you must be living under a very large rock. With very large soundproof headphones. Whether you Google “Tiger Woods” as web results, news results or blog results, the stories are swirling. In addition to the gossipmongers like TMZ and Perez Hilton, major news networks are weighing in. He’s wrong. He’s right. He’s entitled to his privacy. He should set the record straight. His “brand” is in jeopardy. The tree should press charges....more

Foodies in Austin, Rejoice! Foodieprenuer Delivers 4 Days of Fab Feasts

What happens when you mix ingredients like lobster, Bananas Foster and Indian cuisine with a lounge singer and a couple of Lucha Libre wresterlers? Well, according to Anne Rutt-Enriquez, owner of Hosteria Verde Supper Club & Catering, you're celebrating Thanksgiving Austin-style. After all, the "Keep Austin Weird" motto is embraced by Austinites for good reason. The vibe is different here. The quirkier, the better - even when it comes to traditional holiday feasting....more

Forget the Flu and The Crappy Economy: Vintage Art Will Lift Your Spirits

There is lots to be stressed about these days. From the flu to unemployment and everything else - in fact, the list of worries is too long to mention. Couldn't we all use some relief?...more