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,...
Au Pair Laura and Mom Angie pose in front of Austin's downtown skyline with happy baby in the baby carrier.

Au Pair life: Tips from a Current Mom and Former Au Pair

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When I was 17 I moved to Paris. Without wealthy parents to support me, working as an Au Pair was the only available ticket to freedom and adventure abroad. With a shoe-box chambre de...

Most Common Questions About the Fourth Trimester | UT Health Austin

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UT Health Austin ob-gyn answers the most commonly searched questions about the fourth trimester of pregnancy During the “fourth” trimester, or postpartum period, you’ll likely have many questions about caring for your body and what...

To My Daughter, the Graduate!

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My Dearest Daughter, I can’t believe how fast time has passed. You’re now officially ready to graduate high school. It feels weird for me to know you’ll no longer be a high school student. It...

5 Random Ways to Prepare for Summer with a Teen

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So I'm a complete newbie when it comes to parenting a teenager. My only child just turned 13 a couple of months ago, and in many ways, he's still such a wittle baby. But...

The Formula Shortage: Resources and How You Can Help Mamas in Need

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As a parent or caregiver, we have a long list of rewards and challenges. One of the challenges I never thought I'd face as a Mom, is not having access to find my baby's...

Most Commonly Searched Questions about 3rd Trimester | UT Health Austin

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During the third trimester (weeks 28-40 of pregnancy), you’ll experience increased fetal movements and begin finalizing plans for your big day. In this exciting time, it’s natural to find yourself asking new questions. Don’t rely...

I Want My Mommy (Still)

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Ever since I was little, I've heard my mom say..."You just wait. You're going to have one of you one day, and then you'll understand!" Usually this statement followed an event where I was...

Finding Mary Poppins: Our Decision to Hire a Nanny

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A nanny by definition, is a person who provides childcare within the child’s family setting in addition to the legal guardian's care. The concept dates back to the early 1300’s and can be found...

The Many, Messy Contradictions of Motherhood

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“Will you carry me up?” asks my son. It’s bedtime, the end of a particularly exhausting day. A day where my time was not my own, my body barely my own. I feel like I’ve...