The Importance of Breastfeeding

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Before I get into this topic for Breastfeeding Awareness Week, I want to mention that not every mom gets the luxury of breastfeeding. Whether it’s because of physical, personal or financial reasons, sometimes breastfeeding...

13 Products to Help You Gear Up for Baby #2

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When I was pregnant with my first child, building my registry was a daunting and painstaking process. I researched everything to death, trying to curate the perfect list of items that would ease the...

I’m Going To Miss The Baby Stage

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"It's your turn," I blearily mumble to my husband. Except, since I'm still exclusively breastfeeding my almost-6 month old, it's always my turn. There are times, of course, when she wakes up at night...

Brain Basics, Part One: Your Brain Is Complex!

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Have you heard of Interpersonal Neurobiology?   It is the emerging science of how the brain develops in response to our relationships.  As mammals, we literally cannot survive without relationships. And subsequently, the kinds of...

Leave Home Without Sunscreen

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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...

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