Author: Nicole Villalpando Austin American

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Estate planning. It's not something parents really want to do. You have to face your own mortality, and the fear that you might not live... [Read More]
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Your mother might have told you to write that thank-you note or letter of gratitude, but how many of us actually sit down to do... [Read More]
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Moms, when it comes to your child's weight, you matter. A new study in the British Medical Journal confirms this. [Read More]
Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics changed its guidelines on car seats in one pretty significant way. [Read More]
Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a study that will be in the September issue of "Pediatrics" that found that doctors aren't talking to... [Read More]
Every afternoon around Central Texas, the band kids are marking their halftime performances on the parking lot pavement. The football players are practicing downs on... [Read More]
For those extroverted kids, going back to school can be exciting: tons of friends to see again. New ones to make. Things to look forward... [Read More]
For a long time, we've known that cats (specifically, their feces) can carry toxoplasmosis. That can infect pregnant women and their fetus and could affect... [Read More]
For a long time, we've known that cats (specifically, their feces) can carry toxoplasmosis. That can infect pregnant women and their fetus and could affect... [Read More]
Ready for school to start? We're not either. [Read More]
Ready for school to start? We're not either. [Read More]
We have hit the home stretch – that final year of grade school. Senior year. [Read More]
All summer long, we head to pools, to lakes, to any body of water we can get into with our families... [Read More]
Postpartum depression can catch many families off guard and become worrisome not just for the mom experiencing it but for the baby whose mother might... [Read More]
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, but that's not what's important. What's important is are you – busy mom of X number of children –... [Read More]
There are certain times of the year when teacher gifts are kind of the thing to do. Think: Teacher appreciation week in May, end of... [Read More]
Jane Ripperger-Suhler, a child psychiatrist at the Texas Child Study Center, had this advice on how much parents should say about a deadly mass shooting. [Read More]
Moms in labor in Europe have been using laughing gas for decades, and it's recently gaining favor in the U.S., especially in California. [Read More]
The Austin Diaper Bank in Texas needs your help. [Read More]
The American Academy of Pediatrics' study is the largest study to look at the number of gun-related injuries and death in children and adolescents. [Read More]
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