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mastitis

Mastitis, You Suck

When I was about 35ish weeks pregnant with my first, my Mom was helping me get the nursery set up and all the typical last minute things you do before you’re about to have your first baby. And as moms tend to do, she gave me some tidbits of advice without being too annoying or […]

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NICU

What a NICU Mama Needs

Whether it’s planned or completely unexpected, when your baby is in the NICU, life just gets overwhelming. My son was rushed to Children’s Mercy by ambulance early in the morning on his third day of life. I was completely exhausted and very drugged up still from an abrupt C-section and uncontrollable nausea even after delivery. […]

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pumping in public

My Pumping in Public Confession

It’s National Breastfeeding Awareness month. The interweb has been flooded with articles, stories, and pictures talking about the benefits of breastfeeding and also what it is like to breastfeed in today’s culture. One of the trending conversations this month has been on pumping – particularly pumping away from home. If you search the hashtag #ipumpedhere […]

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baby fair

Baby Fairs: A Pregnant Mom’s Heaven

In anticipation of this spring’s opening of The Birth Place, featuring a Level II NICU, we have partnered with Olathe Medical Center and local mom, Sarah, to document her pregnancy and birth journey in this new space. Do you remember those huge catalogs you’d get in the mail? My sisters and I would get so […]

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breastfeeding

Breastfeeding for the First Timer and the Experienced Mom

In anticipation of this spring’s opening of The Birth Place, featuring a Level II NICU, we have partnered with Olathe Medical Center and local mom, Sarah, to document her pregnancy and birth journey in this new space. I was warned that breastfeeding would be hard and painful. If someone asked me how my breastfeeding journey […]

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Avoid the glitter, go for the practical when it comes to baby shower registry items

Baby Registry Must-Haves

Like many expectant moms, I was clueless when it came to selecting items for my baby shower registries. So I did what felt right: I waltzed through Target and scanned the the cutest outfits and shiniest infant toys. Lucky for me, I had several mom friends who kept me grounded and helped steer me in […]

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