How to Get the Birth YOU Want in a Hospital!


I am about to say something that strikes fear into the heart of every crunchy mommy… “I had a hospital birth.” Now before you grab my hand in sympathy and ask if I want to work through my birth trauma, … Continue reading

Ten Tips For a Successful VBAC


WMC Doula Collective


Whole Mothering Center is pleased to launch the first cooperative doula practice in Southeast Texas! We’ve had this in the works for a while now, and are so happy to be able to share the news with you! WMC is … Continue reading

It Got You Into This…


And now we’re gonna talk about it. As awkward as you might feel reading an article about sex during pregnancy, please know that I feel just as awkward writing about sex during pregnancy. So let’s feel awkward together, shall we? … Continue reading

The Birth of Evelyn Rose Halliday Koehler


Evelyn’s birth story began in late February of 2013, the week my grandfather passed away. My sister called with the news, and we made arrangements to travel from Sayulita (near Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific coast of Mexico) to Arizona … Continue reading

The Aha Moment That Turned My Gremelyn Around


Somewhere in the Universe, two storks were matching babies to mommies-to-be… Manager: “Cindy Adams gets a blonde girl. Betty Jones gets twin boys. Bet she quits making fun of cankles now. Renae Rose….give her one of those new experimental models.” … Continue reading

Baby-Led Weaning Didn’t Work For Me


When you hear the term ‘baby-led weaning’ (BLW), some think of the magical time when baby starts to eat solids foods, usually after 6 months of age, and after certain milestones have been reached. Others consider ‘weaning’ to be the … Continue reading

Educate Before You Procreate


I was unbelievably excited when I found out I was pregnant. After being married for only six months I somehow convinced my husband, who was set on waiting at least a year, to try for a baby. “It’s not like … Continue reading