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Skinny Genes

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It does not take long for most mothers to realize everyone has an opinion on how you should raise your kid. Everyone seems especially concerned with how and what you're feeding your kid. I had a big baby (at...

Mastitis, You Suck

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When I was about 35ish weeks pregnant with my first, my Mom was helping me get the nursery set up and all the typical last minute things you do before you’re about to have your first baby. And as...
It’s National Breastfeeding Awareness month. The interweb has been flooded with articles, stories, and pictures talking about the benefits of breastfeeding and also what it is like to breastfeed in today’s culture. One of the trending conversations this month has...
"Motherhood is exactly what I expected it to be," said no one, ever. When I had my son Jona, I fully expected to be able to breastfeed him, for at least a year. Well, I didn't even last six...
I was warned that breastfeeding would be hard and painful. If someone asked me how my breastfeeding journey went, that’s exactly how I’d describe it, hard and painful. With my first, I knew something wasn’t right when it was...
Pretty early on in my pregnancy, my husband and I came to the decision that barring any divine intervention, this baby would be our only. He and I are both on the older side (I was 35 and he...
Let’s go back a little over three years. Picture this … a new mom frazzled and out to eat. A stranger approaches and the following conversation happens … “How old is your baby? A couple weeks?” I pause and...
My first daughter was a late term preemie, born just shy of 36 weeks, eager to meet the world and then sleep for the first month of her life. I wrote candidly about our experience with breastfeeding, combo feeding, and...

A Mother’s Body

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Standing in my bathroom at the hospital, alone for the first time in probably months, I looked at myself in the mirror. I stood there for awhile. Just thinking. Looking. How did I get to this point? How did...
There are benefits to having kids later in life — more stability financially, more experience living and knowing what you believe in and hopefully more support in the form of friends and family. But the other side of that...
Breastfeeding. Some people love it and some people hate it. To some it comes naturally and others work their tail off to make it work. I have spent a total of 28 months of my life in the last 50...
The doctor sat down. That was my first sign that something was wrong. Doctors, especially hospital pediatricians, wear sneakers because they're on their feet all day, standing at bedsides, doing procedures, walking from room to room on rounds. He pulled up...

How I Fed My Baby: Formula

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I am was a reluctant formula-feeding mama. The first time that I gave my son formula, I cried out of fear of the formula I was giving him. That day had started with a trip to the lactation consultant. At the end...
Breastfeeding didn't ever really seem like a choice. I didn't weigh my options between formula and the breast. I just did it. It seemed natural. My mother did it, my grandmothers did it, and I reached for my three babies...
Formula feeding is a topic near and dear to my heart, one that I'm passionate about speaking up about after my own experience as a new mom. My daughter was born a month early and my milk never really...

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Guide to Kansas City’s Favorite Drive-Thrus

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Supporting local restaurants is something that is really important to my family, even more so during the current pandemic. I especially love drive-thrus because...