I’ve always been an anxious person. As a small child I was afraid that the wind would blow off my hair. I went through an entire season of wearing a jacket zipped up to my chin; my hair tucked securely beneath the hood. This might not have been a problem, except it was summertime and we lived in […]
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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 […]
Not only have members of the Wichita Moms Blog Team experienced Postpartum depression, but we have shared several posts that have resonated with hundreds of moms who have experienced the same: An Unexpected Beginning: Motherhood and Postpartum Depression, From Making Excuses to Getting Help: Struggling with Postpartum Depression, What I Learned From Postpartum Depression One […]
In the 8th month of my final pregnancy, I find myself reflecting back and becoming more and more emotional as I prepare to close this chapter in life. Pregnancy has been everything I ever dreamed it would be and more. I was prepared for morning sickness and gaining an unbelievable amount of weight. Giving up weekend […]
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!
My husband and I were ready to have a baby. Then, it happened – the very first month. There were those two pink lines, and my heart raced with excitement, dreaming of all the rainbows and sunshine that motherhood would bring. We had always said we wanted two children, and we were excited to start […]
Thank you to Heartland Women’s Group for sponsoring this post and providing excellence in healthcare for Wichita moms!
I have always felt like a late bloomer. I didn’t date much as a high schooler, and finally felt like I found my groove in life in my late 20s. So I suppose it makes sense that I was an older bride which led to becoming an older first-time mom. The decision to become a […]
Motherhood involves more snot than I thought it would. I knew it would involve some snot, but it’s a lot more than I thought. And not just my son’s snot. My snot, too. My journey to this snot-filled life of motherhood began after I knew something was up when I had to go back and […]
“You EAT your PLACENTA?!” Well, I encapsulate so yes AND no. Here’s what you should know about using your placenta after birth: WHY? There’s not quality research proving that ingesting your placenta will lead to benefits. Many birth workers are trying to get that done. Until then, we just have anecdotal reports from women who […]
Thank you to Heartland Women’s Group for sponsoring this post and providing excellence in healthcare for Wichita moms!In the past two years, celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Emily Maynard Johnson posted on social media about a name-brand drug that they claim really helped their morning sickness. But this year, media outlets including CNN and […]
Hormones are powerful. Pregnancy hormones (especially when you’re shooting them up in addition to making them) are even more powerful. As much as I would trade them in, I do have to thank hormones for one thing: they showed me exactly what it feels like to be my toddler. There I was, craving a very […]