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Mothering with a Migraine

Mothering with a Migraine

You want to know what a migraine is like? It’s like when Zeus birthed his daughter Athena, the most powerful woman in the kosmos, right smack out of his head and dressed in her full regalia- shield, spear, pointy helmet and all. His head just cracked wide open and Athena popped out a grown up […]

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Extended Breastfeeding: The Normal Behind Nursing an Older Child

As a lactation consultant, childbirth educator and doula, I rarely discussed how long I breastfed. Students and clients knew I’d passed American Academy of Pediatrics [AAP] and the World Health Organization [WHO] initial recommendations. Both recommend exclusive breastfeeding the first 6 months of an infant’s life. AAP recommends breastfeeding for a year and then, as […]

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Lactation Law 101

It seems like yesterday that I was dealing with it: still in a postpartum haze, picking up my briefcase, and heading back to the office a mere 12 weeks after my first daughter was born. I had a snazzy new Medela Pump in Style tote, which I slung over the arm that wasn’t carrying my […]

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Why It Was Important to Me to Nurse

Perspectives on Parenting: Why it was important to me to nurse

Motherhood comes with a host of choices to make about what is best for you, your family, and your child.  We at Alamo City Moms Blog have a variety of moms who want to embrace these choices instead of feeling guilty or judged for them!  We are continuing our series, Perspectives on Parenting, and this month we are tackling […]

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Beat the Body Blues

Three Ways to Beat the Summer Body Blues

July’s arrival means there’s a good chance you’ve already survived summer’s biggest downer: swimsuit shopping! But, there’s also a good chance that you haven’t been able to lose those pounds you vowed you’d get off before you wore it. That can lead to one of two outcomes. Either you’re sweating it out in your yoga […]

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My Child is Struggling, Now What? What To Do Next From Clarity Child Guidance Center.

Clarity Child Guidance Center (CGC) provides care for 8,000 children each year.  Hundreds more are evaluated for services.  Sometimes during an evaluation, a parent is told that their child is exhibiting normal behavior, even if it is frustrating and sometimes exhausting!  Or, a family may be referred to another organization for services. As a United […]

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1 in 5 Minds :: Matt’s Story

Hindsight is 20-20.  That’s the saying that my wife and my journey with our son brings to my mind vividly clear.  I now look clearly back to 1997 when we first began to notice that our son was special.  We were years from understanding that one in five children have mental illness. The next 16 […]

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