Irreverent Sleepy Mom Poem

(Because I was too tired to come up with a better title.) The alarm rings out, the sun shines in I haven’t slept a wink I stumble to the kitchen Toward the dishes in the sink I rinse my favorite … Continue reading

When Breastfeeding Doesn’t Work Out

It starts when you’re pregnant, the bombardment of advertising about feeding your baby. You’ll get mailers and coupons and product samples, all attempting to sway you towards one product or another, each touting its superiority over their competitors. Along with … 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

The Season of Now

Single. When are you gonna start dating? Dating. When are you gonna get married? Married. When are you gonna get pregnant? Pregnant. When are you gonna have the baby? Baby. When are you gonna…. It never stops. Our entire culture … 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

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

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

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