Babywearing: Health Benefits for Parents and Child

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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

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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

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

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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

The 4 Times Nobody Told You to Stop Power-Sanding Your Nipples

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Cracked and bleeding nipples got you down? I know your story. I’ve heard it a hundred times and have lived it myself. You’re somewhere in the first few weeks of breastfeeding. You did your homework and read all the things … Continue reading

New Year, New Baby: The Birth of Hazel Addie

The day before Hazel was born I had a midwife appointment at 1pm. Jackie, my midwife, checked me and I was 4cm dilated. She stripped my membranes and stretched me to 5cm. I was 10 days overdue and she suggested I … Continue reading

Confidence is Key: NIP Without Fear

Tis the season to be running all over the place in a frenzy of percent-off sales, bustling strangers and un-napped, discontented children… Or something like that. It’s easy to forget when you’ve had about 12 hours of sleep… collectively.. over the … Continue reading

There’s a Leaf in My Bra- Musings of a One Year Old’s Mom

This month our little man, our rainbow baby, perhaps our last little spawn,  Dr. Baby himself, will turn one. On Thanksgiving day, no less. The full gravity of that didn’t hit me until I sent out the call for Booby Award … Continue reading

5 Sanity-Saving Tips for Surviving Pregnancy With a Toddler

The fatigue is coming from both inside and outside the belly

You want to know a secret? Listen close: it is HARD to be pregnant and take care of a little one at the same time. Heck, it’s hard to be pregnant! What, that isn’t a secret? Well I would have … Continue reading