My Baby Boy, Now that you’re six years old, you giggle with silliness when I call you my “baby boy”. You think it’s so funny when I grab you up and try to rock you like a baby – it’s a game we play. You yell, “Mom, I’m not a baby!” with the most […]
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“Breast is best.” It’s a phrase you hear over and over again. I was always one to chime in quickly on this topic with a “Sure, why wouldn’t it be!?” response….until I had a baby, that is. Breastfeeding and I have a love/hate relationship, and I have two polar opposite feeding experiences to blame. Pre-baby, […]
Something invaluable to every mom is her tribe. But sometimes, due to geography or just the time on the clock, your “in real life” tribe is unavailable. I have been very thankful over the course of my mothering career, that I also have an online tribe to turn to for advice, recommendations, and friendship. Here […]
Do you adore tiny newborn babies? Do you feel the need to hold every baby in sight? Do you get the urge for another of your own when you hold that little cocoon of limbs in your arms? Well, I have a confession for you…not me. Newborns aren’t my thing. Let me back up a […]
In the months leading up to the birth of my first child, I researched everything I could think of to help prepare me for the monumental changes to come: – The stages of labor and methods of natural birth (and other delivery methods and interventions that might become medically necessary) – Whether or not to […]
Our second annual Bloom event was sponsored by a group of PHENOMENAL community partners. Wesley Medical Center and Botanica, The Wichita Gardens made this wonderful event possible. We adore you!
As a soon-to-be second time mom with a toddler that is a terrible sleeper – and in honor of better sleep month – there is no better time to talk about safe sleep for babies. I have seen all the information on various sleep techniques to ensure that your baby is sleeping, but working in […]
Thank you to Heartland Women’s Group for sponsoring this post and providing excellence in healthcare for Wichita moms!
Now that my kids are teenagers, I have the luxury of looking back on those early days of parenting, longing for snugly baby mornings with a fondness that only a good night’s sleep can provide. My kids bathe themselves, brush their own teeth, and put themselves to bed. I typically get a “good night mom, […]
“What do you do?” You may answer this very simple inquiry with your current occupation, hobbies, interests, or even opinion. But when it comes down to it, you are a mom. There are not enough hours in the day to detail every aspect of all that we do. Differences cast aside, we are all moms; we […]
Spring is upon us, and, more importantly, Spring Break is coming. Are you ready? Here are a bunch of things to keep you and your kids busy this month! Be sure to check out our Spring Break Activities and Camps in Wichita 2017 and ideas for 5 Affordable Spring Break Getaways. March 3-4: Your older […]
This story may or may not be inspired by actual events. If you give a mom a newborn baby, she will feel equal parts elated and exhausted. It won’t matter if it’s her first baby or her last; her feelings will be the same. Yet, even though she is exhausted, she will not rest. She will […]
I have a confession to make: I didn’t love breastfeeding. In fact, I really didn’t like it. When my first child was born in 1999, I was a Labor and Delivery nurse. I loved my job! I actually taught moms how to breastfeed. I knew all the little tricks to get them to latch on, […]
Let me just start out by saying, it’s not easy. And to be honest, it’s probably not for everyone. But when you are blessed with multiples (twins, triplets , or more!), you just adapt to a new and crazy lifestyle. We were one of those blessed people to welcome fraternal triplets into our lives in […]