Leave Home Without Sunscreen

Before you slather yourself and your kids with sunscreen this summer, let’s talk about sunscreen. Sunscreen is a multi-billion-dollar industry, yet there are no studies that prove that the use of sunscreen protects us from...

My Postpartum Anxiety

Having my daughter was the best thing that had ever happened to me. Then postpartum anxiety took hold and withdrew me into a world of constant panic, trouble sleeping, and restlessness. I hadn't realized...

Swimming Lessons in Austin and Surrounding Areas

With the heat creeping up and the kids getting restless, it’s time to start heading towards the water (if you are not already there now)! Whether you are splashing at the pool, diving in...

We Said “Bye” To The Pacifier, And I’m The One Who Cried

I cried today. I received a text from our daycare provider, and the tears came pouring: “When Jensen went to lay down at naptime he asked for his pacifier, and I told him I didn’t have...

Pampers Pledges To Install 5,000 Baby Changing Tables In Men’s Restrooms Across The U.S.

It's about time! Austin dads, how creative do you have to get when you are changing your baby? From the trunk of a car to a bench at the restaurant, dads sometimes have to get...

Moms Guide to (Naturally) Inducing Labor: Helpful Tips

Early in pregnancy I decided I wanted to attempt natural/unmedicated labor and birth. As a physical therapist, I'm well aware of the complications that can occur with an epidural; I knew I did not...

Nickelodeon Creating ‘Baby Shark’ Animated TV Series

Hey hey mamas, get ready to have the "Baby Shark" song permanently stuck in your head, again and again and again. Nickelodeon has announced it is developing an animated TV series for preschoolers based on...

Fresh 48: Why Every Family Needs These Photos

What is a Fresh 48 Session? A Fresh 48 session for most photographers is a lifestyle shoot that occurs between 24-48 hours post-delivery.  What makes these photos amazing you might ask?  Post labor sweat combined...

My Favorite Books For New And Expecting Mothers

In a time when you may be hungrily seeking parenting advice, let me suggest another option.  You don’t need parenting advice (and anyway, you’ll get more unsolicited advice than you will ever want from...

Boobie Business: Tips And Tricks To Help With Breastfeeding

If you decide it’s right for you, breastfeeding is a wonderful way to feed your baby. But it’s not always easy. I thought I was totally prepared for breastfeeding—after taking a short class and...

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