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Why Are Black Mothers Less Likely to Breastfeed? Addressing the Racial Disparity

Posted on · Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 marks the beginning of the fourth-annual Black Breastfeeding Week. The campaign was launched to raise awareness about racial disparities between white and black moms who breastfeed. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, black infants consistently had the lowest rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration from 2000 to 2008. […]

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Planet Daughter — Helping Dads and Teenage Daughters Connect Via Tech

Posted on · Houstonian Kimberly Wolf knows dads of teenage daughters have their work cut out for them. That’s why she started Girlmentum Media. Between dating, curfews and clothing, any number of things can spark conflict, and Wolf found desperate dads were asking for advice. So she used her background in health and technology to create her own […]

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Pearland Mom of Transgender Child Describes Journey to Acceptance

Posted on · LGBT rights continue to be a divisive issue in this country. The platform at this week’s Republican convention in Cleveland includes language opposing gay marriage and bathroom use based on gender identity. A couple of months ago, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick publicly urged the superintendent of the Fort Worth Independent School District to resign […]

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Perspectives from Parents Living in Two Different Parts of Town

Posted on · Parenting is hard work. But how does parenting in one area of Houston compare to challenges faced in another? We wanted to explore that idea so we invited two parents into our studios. Carlecia Wright is a mom living inside the loop just north of The Heights, and Jeff Darnell is a father of four […]

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Traffic Laws, Parenting, and Oysters: Friday’s Show (July 1, 2016)

Posted on · According to AAA,  the upcoming three-day Independence Day weekend will see the highest Fourth of July traffic volume on record. Some 43 million Americans are expected to take to the roads. We want all Houstonians to be safe while traveling this weekend. In that spirit, we welcome your questions for Trooper Richard Standifer from the Texas […]

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Has Technology Changed the Summer Camp Experience for Houston Kids?

Posted on · Time was, you went off to some overnight camp out in the woods where you sat around the campfire, sang songs, toasted marshmallows and swam in a lake. Do Houston kids do that anymore? Well, some kids still get shuttled off to summer camp, but as technology is more pervasive than ever in our lives, […]

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Making the Most of Your Kid’s Summer Day Camp Experience

Posted on · School is out for the summer for most of Greater Houston, and many kids will attend summer day camps in the coming weeks and months. That’s nothing new. But the number and variety of day camps available in the area has grown greatly just in the past decade, according to Sarah Gish. Since 2003, she’s […]

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Financial Planning for Families with Special Needs Kids

Posted on · Eddie Goldsberry is a CPA and Beth Owens works with personal trusts at Bank of Texas. What do they both have in common? Well, they’ve tailored their practices to help families with special-needs children. They aim to help families find the right products, services and legal help to facilitate long-term financial planning– something they say not […]

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Bringing Baby Home: Advice for Couples Becoming Parents

Posted on · We learn about Bringing Baby Home, a workshop to help couples adjust to being new parents — from adjusting to new schedules, to new relationship dynamics, to changes in a couple’s sex life. BrandI Tarver, a marriage counselor in the Friendswood area, tells us more. The next workshop is being held at the University of […]

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Navigating Adolescence: New UH Clinic Aims to Help Families

Posted on · Adolescence can be a challenge both for the kid going through it — and for that adolescent’s family and friends. Now, a new clinic recently opened at the University of Houston to help kids and parents to navigate. It’s called the Adolescent Diagnosis, Assessment, Prevention and Treatment Center — or ADAPT. We talk with the […]

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From Comedian to ‘Warrior Mom’ — One Mother’s Crusade to Help Her Special-Needs Son

Posted on · When Sheletta Brundidge, who bills herself as the funniest mom in Houston, found out her husband had lost his job — just after her son was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder — she stopped laughing. Her son’s medical insurance was going to run out, and thousands of dollars in much-needed therapy loomed. So Brundidge transformed […]

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Bringing Baby Home: Advice for Couples Becoming Parents

Posted on · We learn about Bringing Baby Home, a workshop to help couples adjust to being new parents — from adjusting to new schedules, to new relationship dynamics, to changes in a couple’s sex life. BrandI Tarver, a marriage counselor in the Friendswood area, tells us more. The next workshop is being held at the University of […]

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Summer Reading: Why Women Are Embracing the New Later Motherhood

Posted on · Throughout the summer months, Houston Matters is dedicating time each week to books about Greater Houston, set in Greater Houston or written or edited by Houstonians. Our summer reading series continues today with Elizabeth Gregory, author of Ready: Why Women Are Embracing the New Later Motherhood. We look closer at why women are embracing having […]