One Year of Covid: Thanking Our Local Heroes and Helpers

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It’s Spring Break here in Austin so today’s episode was taped during a Facebook Live on our Mom & … Facebook Page last week. You can watch the full video at our Facebook Page or over at our YouTube Channel.

This week marks a full year of Covid lock down for the Stevens and Kerns families. As strange and difficult as this past year has been for us, we know there are others who are marking ‘anniversaries’ that are much more painful – we are thinking of you and your families.

We also wanted to take this opportunity to thank the business and organizations that have helped bring a sense of normalcy and have helped fill our hearts (and stomachs) this past year. You can hear the full shout-outs during the episode, but here are links to just some of our favorites.

Yummy food

Crema Bakery – Amazing food, amazing owners. They’ve helped the community through covid and through our recent Texas Freeze.

Round Rock Express (yummy food at their games, but also became a make-shift grocery outlet early in the lockdown)

Hardies Direct – Groceries

Antonelli’s Cheese Shop – Virtual cheese tastings are an awesome date night!

Pint House Pizza – Come for the pizza, stay for Susanne’s favorite Bearded Seal beer!

Local Slice Pizza – Pizza so good Missy can even enjoy it cheese-free!

Kerby Lane – Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes. Need we say more?!

Jack Allen’s / Salt Traders

HEB Grocery Stores

Non-Profits Helping Us Help Others

CASA – CASA speaks up for children who’ve been abused or neglected by empowering our community to volunteer as advocates for their best interests.

Carrying Hope – Goal: to give a Hope Pack filled with comfort items and necessities to every child entering the foster care system in Texas.

Foster Village – provides wrap-around support to children in foster care and their caregivers.

YMSL – provides mothers and sons philanthropic opportunities to serve together in their communities

Austin Allies – Provides volunteer and giving opportunities for Austin families.

Texas Baptist Children’s Home

Central Texas Food Bank

Nurseries / Fresh-Air-Outings

Succulent Native / Plant Love Club

Great Outdoors

Shoal Creek Nursery

Round Rock Garden Center

People who make moving (even during a pandemic) easier

Meslissa Clark – Team Up Seattle

Tom Thornton – Realty Austin

Jori Stern – Leaman Team / Loan People

Dana Leaman and the entire Leaman Team (Thank you for your Carrying Hope generosity!)

Susanne’s Mask Pattern for People with Noses