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

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

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

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

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

We Are Breastfeeding Mommas… Hear Us ROAR!

I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, Dancing through the fire ‘Cause I am the champion, And you’re gonna hear me roar Louder, louder than a lion ‘Cause I am a champion, And you’re gonna hear me roar! … Continue reading

IS a Healthy Baby All That Matters?

“Wow, that sounds like such a scary experience. At least you got a healthy baby out of it, though. That’s really all that matters.” We’ve all heard that phrase thrown around over and over. It generally follows the news that … Continue reading