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 Light Speed Homebirth of Gwen

When my husband and I started talking about having a baby, he knew how badly I wanted a homebirth. He supported me in everything I wanted. I was so happy he was on board for this. From the moment I … Continue reading

Annual State of the Harrison Address

It’s that time of year again! The time of year where I hijack the WMC website and use it as my own little mommy blog. #Freeloading #WhyUseABabyBook And show off my boobs. I do that, too. On the 26th of … Continue reading

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

How to Potty Train Your Toddler: In 47 Easy Steps

After my daughter turned two, I started looking forward to potty training as only a FTM (First Time Mom) can. I was excited about the prospect of getting her out of diapers! I’ve learned a lot on the road to Potty … 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