Brain Basics #3: Rhythm

Last time, I talked about the Four Fs: Fight/Flight/Freeze/Fawn, how we all experience them in response to stress, and how they can get out of control when we are chronically stressed.  For this post,...

Healthy Popsicle Recipes

As I scan the freezer section at the grocery store I’m overwhelmed with the selection of bright colored boxes of popsicles.  Of course, my kids want the fire engine red ones but I also...

How Integrative Medicine Saved My Life: My Personal Experience

Integrative Medicine engages both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership that addresses the root cause of disease or imbalance in the body; taking into account bio-individuality. Meaning no two people, and no two...

Brain Basics #2: The Four Fs

For this part of the series, we are going to look at the biological responses commonly known as fight/flight/freeze The brainstem is essentially in charge of our basic survival...and that includes our reactions to...

Self Care Tips During Pregnancy

Self care for any mama can feel like an impossible task, yet another thing to put on the never ending to do list.  Just thinking about self care can make us feel guilty, because...

Dear Husband, This Is What I Really Want

Here at Austin Moms, we love our husbands dearly, but, do you ever feel like your husband just doesn’t understand what you really want? Do you ever wish you could just give him a...

Best Cheese Recipes for Every Meal

This mama loves cheese.  Like, way too much.  There could be candy and chocolate, tacos and margaritas, and I would still choose cheese over all.  So I have scoured the internet and come up...

When It’s More Than Morning Sickness…

One of the more challenging aspects of pregnancy for many women is morning sickness.  The nausea, dry heaving, actual vomiting, never vomiting but always feeling as though you need to...it is rough.  Fortunately for...

Hey, Mama! This Summer, Just Say “NO” To Diets

It never fails. Another summer, another season of obtrusive ads and messages from the diet industry to get a  “bikini body” or “lose weight and feel great.” These messages lie.  They promise that diets will lead to...

Summertime Breakfast Recipes

I have vivid memories of summer days, filled with fresh fruit and veggies and anything my family could throw on the grill. I don't have a lot of memories of summertime breakfasts -- partly because,...

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