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What is a mom to do when the child get’s sick in the wee hour, plus what to keep in the medicine cabinet (and the Dopp kit)–and when to call the doctor
Why does […]

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work stretch

12 Tips for staying F.I.T. at work

You may feel really awkward getting in some stretching exercises at your desk. But right now, as you sit there at your computer, you are doing one of the worst things you can do to your body — […]

Dirty 30

Effective, Nontoxic Alternatives to Dirty Ingredients

We share our planet with well over 75,000 different chemicals and at least 5,000 of these identified harmful chemicals are used in the cosmetic industry alone. We don’t know all the effects of […]

Picky Eater

Raising a Picky Eater

By Lea Peyton Gebhardt. Photo by Lene Saint-Orens.
Physiologically, eating may just be the most complicated thing we do.
Swallowing, alone, involves 26 muscles, and every meal engages the respiratory, endocrine and metabolic systems, as well as the entire GI tract and all 5 […]

Fit To The Core

Exploring Anti-Gravity Yoga with FIT TO THE CORE

Exercise and especially yoga is a well-known way to cleanse yourself of everyday stress and detoxify your body. However, FIT TO THE CORE, a studio located in West Austin, is taking it a couple steps further with a very unique […]


Connect with The Nature Conservancy at ACL

Stop by The Nature Conservancy’s booth at ACL to find out about their efforts in water conservation and other environmental causes.  Read on for information from TNC about their presence at the Austin City Limits Festival 2011.

To ensure the survival […]

AOMA Austin

AOMA: Acupuncture: Prenatal and Postpartum Care

Article by Zheng Zeng, L.Ac #678   M.D., Director of Acupuncture at The Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin
Elizabeth walked into the acupuncture office with nausea and extreme sensitivity to certain smells. In her sixth week of pregnancy, even the smell […]


The Power Of Yoga

Article + Photography by Lene Saint-Orens
Today’s children live in a hurry-up world of busy working parents, school pressures, tutoring lessons, competitive sports, and video games. Parents don’t usually think of these influences as stressful for our kids, but they often […]

Redeemer Playhouse

Fitness, Obesity and Children’s Play

Playground Paradise and Wilderness-Discovery Pond: How a Lutheran School in Austin gives kids a chance to climb, explore, and kick the obesity trend.
It’s a very hot August day, and I’ve set a play-date with Dr. […]


Iron-Deficiency Anemia — Survival Tips from a Pregnant Lady

I am in my 7th month of pregnancy and so far so good. That is, unless you count my on-again, off-again anti-love affair with anemia. You see, I’ve recently learned that in spite of my many well-intended steps, including acupuncture, iron supplements, pre-natal vitamins, and…

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