Stop Telling Women to Trust Their Bodies!

As a die-hard, home-birthing, placenta smoothie-prepping, breastmilk-medicating, coconut oil-loving, once-vegan doula and women’s rights advocate, I have a potentially unsettling confession to make. Hearing a woman being told to “trust your body” sincerely pisses me off. Let me silence all … Continue reading

Family Tradition: Coming to Terms With Depression

I was about 9 years old the first time depression reared its ugly head. I didn’t know it at the time, of course. My little child’s mind had no comprehension of what depression was. I don’t think I’d ever even heard the … Continue reading

How to Care for Your Mommy Battle Scar (aka C-Section Scar)

According to the CDC, in 2014 32.3% of births were by C-section in the United States. Accordingly, if you look at the SETX area, local hospital C-section rates appear to match the national average. To me, this means that a … Continue reading

Your Child & Guns

The “gun issue” is one that is steeped in double-sided propaganda and is often used to further a hidden agenda. Can we skip the politics and agree that a lot of people own firearms in America? Even if you don’t … Continue reading

The Evidence-Based Parenting Toolbox, aka: How Not To Lose Your Sh*t With Your Kids

Let’s start by talking about the broken neon sign that I discovered last night as I was ushering my kids into bed in anticipation of solitude and wine. This particular neon sign was given to me and my husband when … Continue reading

Babywearing: Health Benefits for Parents and Child

Hello, my name is Kara and I am an occupational therapist and one of the new WMC trusted community members. I am very excited to share my journey, both professionally and personally, with this community of moms in SETX. By … Continue reading

Five(-ish) Tips for Successfully Pumping Exclusively

We pump for many reasons, and it’s very common to have a love-hate relationship with it. Here are some tips to help make that relationship more loving than hateful! Step One As with any of life’s challenges, starting off on … Continue reading

Water Safety at Home

I have been thinking a lot lately about drowning. I know that’s usually a hot topic at the beginning of summer, but humor me. It’s Southeast Texas, and swimming pools are probably getting plenty of air time already. Every year we … Continue reading

She’s Still Nursing: A Guide for Family and Friends

If you’re reading this, you probably have a woman in your life that is, you guessed it, still nursing her child (or children). Whether she shared this article with you or you struck out on your own in search of … Continue reading

WMC’s Nurture & Nourish Retreat

Nourish, verb 1. to sustain with food or nutriment; supply with what is necessary for life, health, and growth. 2. to cherish, foster, keep alive, etc. 3. to strengthen, build up, or promote Nurture, verb 1. to feed and protect … Continue reading