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Part of the joy of walking the line between being naturally-minded and “mainstream” is that you get the side-eye from both crowds, especially when it comes to pregnancy and birth. The natural people truly CANNOT UNDERSTAND why you, a...
“Is Josh still a baby or is he grown up?” asks my sweet rainbow girl from the backseat. I look at her dad, our eyes share the same sadness. “I’m not sure baby girl. I kind of hope he’s still...
I prepared for the birth of my son as though it was a college final. I studied for nine months. I read every book, subscribed to all the mommy blogs and spent hours Googling every piece of information my...
Whether it’s your first baby or your fifth, healing emotionally and physically from birth can be daunting. As my husband and I gear up to welcome our second baby, I am keenly aware of this. Though I’m excited to...
Please don’t ask me when I’m having another baby.  I know I’m having fun with my friend’s chunky little infant. You know why? Because I love babies. They’re adorable and just begging to be cuddled and kissed. While I know...
Part of planning a family is considering your birthing options. There are several settings women can consider, and I recommend a low intervention hospital setting if this is your preference. As your due date approaches, you will also want...
Postpartum doulas are so incredibly awesome. That is not an exaggeration. Unfortunately for me, this is one of those things I did not figure out until my fourth and final baby. I decided to hire a postpartum doula for a couple...
Pregnancy is magical. Growing and sustaining life is truly a gift … unless the third trimester takes place in the throes of summer. Then, pregnancy feels like becoming hostage to suffocating ruched t-shirts and high-waisted leggings. Picture yourself as...
Kansas City Moms Blog was thrilled to present BLOOM:: An Event for New and Expecting Moms to Kansas City. This year’s inaugural event took place at The Everly in the Crossroads. Kansas City moms gathered on Sunday, May 5, for a brunch...
Everyone has their story to tell. My story is no better than yours -- just different. And I’m proud of my story, so I want to share it with you! I had T H R E E babies in...
It is important that each family has an individualized breastfeeding plan of care that works, not just during their hospital stay, but when they go home as well.   As a lactation consultant at Menorah Medical Center, a part of...
Pregnancy and worrying. The two almost simultaneously go hand in hand, am I right mamas? From the moment you find out you're expecting, there's an endless list of things to worry about and things NOT to do.  Take your prenatal vitamin every...
Our second child came as a surprise. I’m not gonna lie. I cried, and I was terrified. I love being a mother, and I was ready for all it required of me, the first time. I was not prepared...
Ever had those burning questions you want to ask your OB/GYN but you're too afraid to because you don't want to sound silly or don't want to waste their time? Well, you don't need to worry about that anymore...
On February 8th of this year, my youngest child turned 2. That night, after a full day of birthday fun, we made one last stop at the grocery store. We got our goods and headed over to customer service to...

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In these turbulent times of quarantines and lockdowns, the partial reopening of local libraries are giving us the distractions we need, both...