Staying Organized During the School Year

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I hope this new school year is off to a wonderful start for you and your kiddos. This time of year is always a balance of excitement and crazy! I'll admit there have been...

A Guide to Breastfeeding | UT Health Austin

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UT Health Austin obstetrician-gynecologist, Denise Johnson, MD, provides breastfeeding guidance to new and expectant parents. The month of August is known for National Breastfeeding Month, celebrating and supporting new and expectant parents to learn more about...

8 Tips Your Teen May Not Be Using to Keep Their B.O. at Bay

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Is it just me getting older, or are our Texas summers getting more brutal each year?! It seems that just a simple trip to the mailbox calls for a shower--I wish I was exaggerating....

Help Kids Cope With Back-to-School Jitters

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Heading back to school can cause jitters for both parents and kids. Between school supply shopping and end of summer activities, the lead-up to the 1st day of school can be full of excitement. But,...

The Final Feed (and all the feels)

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A moment I didn’t expect to come when it did--the final feed. But let’s start at the beginning of our breastfeeding journey. Naively thinking breastfeeding would come naturally and easy, I struggled hard with...

New Technology Supports Comprehensive Fetal Care | UT Health Austin

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UT Health Austin's Comprehensive Fetal Care Team and Dell Children’s Medical Center are committed to the physical and emotional health of every new mother and her baby. Ideally, pregnancy is a time of anticipation, joy,...

Child-like Things YOU Should Be Doing, Too

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Playwright George Bernard Shaw once said: “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” Luckily for us, as parents, our children present us with opportunities to play...

Parents, Let Your Kids Go Barefoot!

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My kids are always barefoot at the playground (and pretty much whenever they are outdoors). Sometimes another child notices their feet and tries to take their own shoes off, too. Their mom or dad usually...

Nothing Sweeter Than An Empty Nest

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I can recall when my daughter turned 10-years old, going into a count down mode.  Each year afterwards I was another year closer to an empty nest.  I had big plans, long lists and...

Caring for a Barnacle Baby

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If you're like me, you only know the term barnacle baby if you actually have one. And that's because you had to figure out what the heck you just created. They are one-of-a-kind, sensitive,...