Aili Jones
Aili Jones

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The author of “The Transplant Mom”, Aili Jones is a mom of three kids who keep her on her toes. She moved with her family to Temple, TX in August of 2017 for her husband’s VA job. While moving 1,800 miles was not a life-long plan for them, they wouldn’t have it any other way. Aili has learned that at heart she loves helping other “transplant” moms. She writes this column with the intention of bringing a smile with her humor and a way to include everyone in enjoying the local area of central Texas.

The Fall Garden

 One of the blessings of living in Central Texas is that we get not one, but two chances to start up a garden each year. As fall approaches, many are gearing up to replant vegetables and herbs. My favorite part…

Prepping For Back-to-School

 Back to School advertisements have been in full force for at least the past week. Just as we have all hit our stride with summer vacation. While it is fun and exciting for the kids to go out and select…

Summer With the Kids

 We have made it to the middle of summer break. As moms we tend to have a lot of feelings regarding having the kids home. Some of us are wondering what in the world we are going to do with…

Hosting your own July 4th Celebration

 4th of July here in Central Texas is the American ideal. Having grown up with a moderately sized celebration back in Montana, I had no idea what I was in store for last year. We are fortunate to be a…

Family Fun in CenTex

 With spring in full swing there is a plethora of events and outings to take the family on. Along with all of these excursions can come a fair amount of stress for moms and dads. Getting out of the house…

Bluebonnet Fever

 With spring in Central Texas comes Bluebonnets. Though there are many species of the blue flowers known as penstemens, the Texas Bluebonnets are extraordinary. Few flowers have the ability to color an entire field with such ferocity. A side benefit…

St. Patrick’s Day Treat

 The Emerald Isle is on people’s minds this time of year. It is March and that means St. Patrick’s Day. Forgive me my excitement. As many know, I am from Butte, MT. Butte is known for many things from mining…

Is It Springtime Yet?

 As a small child one of my favorite books was one about a little chick called Is It Springtime Little Chick? In this book a sweet little chick goes around asking if it is spring. He finally learns it is…

Mom’s Medicine Cabinet Must-Haves

 If your house is like mine you have been buying Kleenex in bulk (or giving up and handing someone a roll of paper), dowsing the house in Lysol, and been dreaming of spring days while cradling stuffy and fevered babies.…

New Year, Fresh Start

 With the New Year, as moms, we have our own list of priorities. We have a dizzying list of to-do’s. From medical records, to updating family photos. Let’s break down some of the most common chores we give ourselves this…