Babies

Information about babies, baby gear, and having babies in Dallas.

Before my first son was born, I planned to breastfeed him. I certainly didn’t know what to expect or how to prepare, so I did what every (elder) millennial does, and I researched on the internet. I added the...
If your child suddenly stopped sleeping well, or even if they NEVER did, you probably ran across the four-month, eight-month, ten-month, one year, or even eighteen-month sleep regression in the depths of Googling “why won’t my baby sleep well.”...
If you’ve been a parent for more than 5 seconds, you’ve likely heard that a bedtime routine is important for your child’s sleep! As a pediatric sleep specialist, I agree this couldn’t be more true. Bedtime routines and rituals...
Infertility affects 1 in 8 couples. You likely know someone who is experiencing or has experienced infertility, even if you have never talked about it. We have to be willing to let go of the taboo and stigma around...
In September, I discovered I was pregnant with my sixth child. As soon the shock wore off, the excitement took over. This is his birth story. A Maternal-Fetal Medicine doctor recommended that because of my age (45) and other medical...
I am fascinated by communication systems and how children acquire language. It comes from hearing sounds and words repetitively from their parents. As I watch my children grow and learn, I'm always tickled when my son uses a new...
Social gatherings are not what they once were. It’s easy to embrace technology and host a virtual party. Not only is it safer, but it also makes it possible to include people who ordinarily wouldn’t be able to join...
Have you taken your baby camping? I was an avid tent camper my whole adult life before having kids, and I heard stories about my grandma taking my dad at 6-weeks-old. So, naturally, when my first was born I...
Becoming a parent is such an exciting and beautiful occasion.  One that also comes with a lot of emotions.  Even during the most average circumstances, parents have concerns and fears that accompany welcoming a new baby.  New parents and...
As a full-time working mother, I knew early on that my children would have to enter into a learning environment early in life. I had to process that decision all on its own, but I knew that it was...
Before kids, I would always double-check my mental checklist of things I needed before I left the house: Purse – Check! Wallet – Check! Phone – Check! Keys – Check! Mask - Check! Now that I’m a mom, my mental checklist is more of an...
I can’t tell you how many times parents have told me, “I just don’t think he’s ready for sleep training yet.” Or, “I know it’s a bad habit, but it’s working for the time being. I’ll wean him off...

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It’s National Brisket Day! My Favorite Dallas BBQ Joints

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If you live in Texas, lucky you! Texas is famous for having some of the best mouth-watering, stomach-filling brisket. If you live northeast of...