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Event: Well Aware at Bright Horizons Round Rock

June 11, 2014 0

Mark your calendars for a special Well Aware Health and Safety event at Bright Horizons in Round Rock on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Bright Horizons is helping your family build a foundation for a lifetime […]

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Springtime Health & Beauty RoundUp

April 24, 2014 1

Thanks to Nui Organics for sponsoring this post. The folks at Nui Organics know that parents appreciate style and quality as well as durability, functionality and environmental responsibility which is why the have handcrafted the […]

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The Scoop on What’s Changing for Health Care

September 11, 2013 0

Passions run pretty strong when it comes to the nation’s health reform law, the Affordable Care Act (OK, Obamacare). Still, a lot of families don’t know much about the law or what’s set to change […]

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Moms Making a Difference

May 8, 2013 1

Ever heard of the activist roots for Mother’s Day? Back in 1870, Julia Ward Howe, an advocate for equality, women’s rights, peace, and the abolition of slavery, put out a proclamation on what some say was the first Mother’s Day. […]

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Three Moms Every Lawmaker Should Meet

May 1, 2013 1

About a year ago, fellow LiveMom blogger Nicole introduced me to Alexandria Garza. A single mother to a little girl, Alexandria was uninsured when doctors diagnosed her with some serious health problems, including a heart […]

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A Fit Family With Help from the School

April 3, 2013 0

Oh, right . . . fitness. Am I the only one who needs reminding about this? When it comes to my family’s health, lots of things manage to get my attention regularly. Runny noses serve […]

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Rally Round-Up for 2013

February 11, 2013 0

There are so many reasons to live in Austin. My list would include all the affordable, fun things to do as a family, the 10 months of sunshine, and the many big city offerings we […]

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Help Get to 10,000

October 22, 2012 3

Texas is in the news again, and in less-than-good ways. We’ve got the school districts suing the state. We’ve got health professionals pointing out  there is a multi-billion IOU for Medicaid health care. It all […]

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Saying No to Soda?

October 1, 2012 3

If you’re reading this in Texas, you’re bringing up your children in one of the country’s most obese states, so that’s the bad news. The good news is Texas, and Austin specifically, are also home […]

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Activism with Your Child: Rallying at the Capitol

August 29, 2012 0

I love mommy-daughter dates. My daughter and I regularly embark on adventures both big and small, from wandering through Houston’s museums, to exploring Manor’s Ghost Town, to delighting our taste buds at Whole Foods’ never-ending […]

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Rally Thursday and Make Some Noise

June 26, 2012 0

Recently, my boss and friend Eileen offered to put on an event. The date and place were to be determined, but the purpose had been set: celebrating you, your family, and your say in what […]

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Counting on a Health Care Happy Ending

March 19, 2012 2

My preschooler plays with a kid who has cystic fibrosis. I think of him and his parents daily. There are many families like them, of course, dealt some hand that I, by dumb luck, missed. […]

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To Drug or Not to Drug – Not an Easy Call

February 1, 2012 1

photo credit: Amanda M Hatfield It seems like every few months there’s a news story that looks at the way we as a nation medicate our kids—the increasing rates, the negative side effects that can […]

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The Really Good Health News You May Not Have Heard

October 12, 2011 3

photo credit: Daquella manera It’s not hard to imagine things being just a little better—a little easier, a little more reasonable and fair—for women and kids. Yes, yes, we’ve come a long way, baby. I […]