We’ve all been told at one point in early motherhood, “breast is best” or some iteration of the phrase. Generally, I’ve noticed this advice comes from a well-meaning OBGYN or nurse. Other times it comes from a slightly passive...
As I sit here debating on what I should write about as my very first post for the OC Mom Collective, my twenty-year-old son walks in from his bike ride. Firstly, I can't believe that I actually have a...
It was recently World Doula Week, and as anxiety mounts for new and expecting mamas during these unpredictable times, the role of a baby doula is more important than ever. While many hospitals are limiting the number of birth supporters...
If you’re like me and you hear the words Nanny Tax, you’re probably thinking, that doesn’t apply to me because I don’t have a nanny. Except, you probably have a babysitter, right?  And maybe you even have a housekeeper or...
Frida mom, a top-selling company specializing in postpartum products, created one of the most truthful depictions of new motherhood in its 30-second ad intended for Sunday evening's Oscars. Instead, it was banned. Citing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and...
I’m not the mom I want to be. Not even close. And I’m not talking about how I see “perfect” moms on social media and I lament that I can’t “do it all.” Sure, I have those days and...
This week, one of my best friends brought me into her inner world to tell me that she was newly pregnant after years of trying for another baby. I believe I responded with many exclamation points and screams of...
October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month, so I wanted to share a friend’s poignant story of how the loss of her son to SIDS gave her the courage to gain back control of her own life and...
With National Breastfeeding Month having just come to an end, I wanted to share my own breastfeeding journey as a mother. I say "journey" because it is definitely a journey to say the least! As I'm writing this, I...
Every new mother needs a little helper. A new mother needs someone to do the laundry and clean all. the. floors. to someone to simply hold the baby when a shower is needed - and for reals, it is NEEDED! Not...
This year, I earned a parenting badge I never wanted. I decided to wear it proudly and talk about it because this badge can be extremely isolating and scary to experience. My baby is a NICU graduate. I am...
Independence Day, a day filled with bar-be-ques, libations, and incredible firework displays. The 4th of July is the major summer kickoff event that brings family and friends together to revel in our countries independence. However, there is a not-so-fun side...
I regularly have conversations with fellow special needs parents; admittedly, mostly moms. A general grievance is our interactions—on a daily basis—with those who are not parents of special needs children. These seemingly innocuous interactions are anything but for us....
I am so thankful that people are beginning to share their water safety reminders. Especially as the season changes and our little ones are coming in closer contact with the water. However, there is a problem with these reminders....

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