After living in the SF Bay area for 30 years, we decided to take a giant “do-over” and move to the Lone Star State in 2010, and now call the Austin area home. It took some time to adjust to how they do things here (seriously, the frontage roads suck) but we love seeing Texas Longhorns grazing along the side of the, BBQ & Queso, the wildflowers, and of course the Mexican free-tail bats that call Austin home 6 months out of the year. I’m a midlife mama to the amazing Kinsey, who does not let her physical and cognitive delays slow her down one bit. I write about living with a special needs adult, Special Olympics, Kinsey’s obsession with American Girl dolls and iPhones, Austin, food, travel,┬ámy three dogs, and adjusting to menopause!