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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...
It was February 14, 2018 - Valentine’s Day – one year ago - when my husband and I went in for a scheduled induction for our first child. We celebrated with a romantic dinner before settling into our hospital...

Having My Last Baby

I'm currently 25 weeks pregnant with my fourth baby. My last baby...EVER. Just saying those words makes me stop and think how did we get here already? In just seven short years, my husband and I have experienced five pregnancies...
I never really thought of myself as an entrepreneur, but when a friend and I came up with an idea for a fun reveal for a gender reveal party, things just fell into place. My husband commented, “I bet...
There are baby registries, baby showers, birth plans, and the list goes on, all to prepare for the birth of your baby. How many people ask,  “What is your postpartum plan?” As a birth and postpartum doula, this is...
The Problem I'm sure many of you can relate to having way more back and neck aches and pains than you think you should. Isn't it aggravating when it holds you back from normal life activities? A couple of years...
Christmas presents come in all shapes and sizes. Growing up, I always remember my parents saying, “The best presents aren’t always the biggest, sometimes the best presents are the smallest packages wrapped under the tree.” Last Christmas, although our presents...

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ShopKC 2019 – Your Guide to Holiday Shopping

It’s here! Kansas City Mom Collective is proud to present the 2019 edition of ShopKC. We are thrilled to bring you holiday gift ideas...