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Babywearing for Bonding & Wellness

In the early days of bringing my baby home, I had three major concerns. The first was that I wouldn’t bond with my baby or love him enough. Unlike what I was expecting, the cascade of emotions after giving birth included stress, fear, anxiety and exhaustion. Love,...

The Happiest Baby on the Block

The Happiest Baby on the Block is Dr. Harvey Karp’s unique approach to infant care. His explanation of newborns is that their transition from the womb–a place of immense comfort, warmth, and safety–to the outside world should be considered an extension of...

When Every Day Is A Nightmare: Treating Colic

I’ll just say it: Colic is a nightmare. Hearing your baby cry endlessly, for no obvious reason, is isolating. This probably isn’t what you dreamed motherhood would be like — the double edged sword is that a colicky baby can lead to postpartum depression and...

Accepting The Birth You Had And The Mother You Are

Motherhood comes with a lot of warnings. People warn you that childbirth hurts, that you won’t sleep, that you’ll fight with your partner, that you’ll hate going to work and that friends will be lost. Being pregnant was almost like wearing a billboard asking for all...

Honeysuckle: Nurturing, Support & Style For Nursing Mamas

Every successful person has their fair share of failures under their belt. Hannah Hill, a 23-year-old fashion designer, pushed through her first major setback and didn’t let an underfunded Kickstarter campaign derail her dreams of creating a nursing-friendly clothing...

Supporting Our Pregnant & Postpartum Troops

Pregnant and postpartum veterans have a lot to gain from the Maternity Care Program, offered through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Besides education on a variety of topics, home visits, and general support, the VA will cover breastfeeding clothing and supplies....

Wanderlust Mama: Road Tripping As Self Care

As an attachment mom of three young children, self-care isn’t just important. It’s mandatory. My husband and mother both understand and appreciate this, and they regularly encourage me to get out by myself and just exist as a woman, taking care of no one but myself....

Bringing Home Baby (And Your Bottom)

Birth on TV and in movies tends to be overly dramatic, not-too-accurate scenes of women screaming and swearing while in labor. OK, we got the message. Having a baby isn’t a cakewalk. But the media skips over the healing process that occurs over the days or weeks after...

Soothing Your Baby: The 5 S’s of Sleep

The Happiest Baby on the Block is Dr. Harvey Karp’s unique approach to infant care. His explanation of newborns is that their transition from the womb–a place of immense comfort, warmth, and safety–to the outside world should be considered an extension of...

The Work Out You Haven’t Worked Out

According to Meredith at Mother Figure, not all kegels are created equal. I, for one, was taught that they’re a super easy, brainless exercise that one MUST get into the habit of. Then, my obstetrician, an older gentleman, told me quite bluntly that they’re totally...
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