Thank you to the Plastic Surgery Center for sponsoring this post and offering excellence in health care for Wichita kids and families! Ear abnormalities can lead to childhood teasing. This can lead to long-term psychological, social and emotional stress for children. Kids with ear differences may become self-conscious and ashamed. For these children, a plastic surgeon […]
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Having a new baby in the home changes everything. How do I give a baby a bath? What do I do when she feels hot? Is breastfeeding supposed to hurt? Is this a good swaddle? When will he roll over? Is the thermostat set to the correct temperature? Why won’t baby socks stay on their feet? […]
Within hours of meeting our adopted daughter we were already breastfeeding. She was a barracuda with a little mouth and my nipples were sore. Luckily I knew just who to call: my IBCLC (International Board Certified Lacation Consultant). Only 5 days after my sweet Locklyn was born I called my IBCLC crying. “She’s still losing […]
Thank you to Nataliya Biskup, M.D. and the Plastic Surgery Center for sponsoring this post and providing quality health care for Wichita families! As a mother or father, you know that your baby is beautiful from the moment your eyes meet. No flaw or blemish can change your view of the little person in your […]
Thank you to Wesley Medical Center for sponsoring this guide and providing excellent healthcare for Wichita moms and babies!
When my daughter was born, my husband and I followed what ended up to being the best advice we received. When I went back to work, my husband stayed home for two weeks to care for our daughter. It was a game changer. For my return to work, for our marriage, and for my husband’s […]
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 […]
“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 […]