41 Weeks

I see 41 weeks of pregnancy. I see 50 extra pounds on my body – not just the baby weight… probably some of that ben & jerrys too. I see a belly button hernia that hurt me almost every day. I see stretch marks & cellulite…. and why don’t we throw in pale skin too…

I Make Milk

The Ready-to-wear for breastfeeding mama’s A lot of new mothers worry about how their personal style will translate into maternity clothing. Naively a lot of us didn’t take into account, the most restricting phase: nursing. I am here to help. I have found a revolution for you. Meet: I Make Milk. The Ready-to-wear for breastfeeding…

WildBird

When it comes to managing and embracing our newfound multi-tasking skills as mothers, we’re always on the lookout for progressive and comfortable brands that assist in our everyday lives. Between the comfort and convenience that baby wearing can bring, WildBird is a brand that we’re absolutely in-awe over. Their mission is simple: Bring parents the…

Sleep Deprivation and Me

I knew the sleep thing would be hard, I didn’t think it would make me contemplate suicide. When you’re sleep deprived the need for rest is like a longing. A wanting draws down from inside you and pulls from the anxious knot in your throat right down to the pits of your begging belly. You…

The Importance of the Child-less Social Hour

Words by Julian Jamie Photographed by Evelyn Eslava Figuera for Mother Muse And yes- if it’s just an hour, make it an hour. An hour a week, if possible. I know it’s hard; especially in the early days of motherhood. Finding an hour for yourself during the day, let alone a week, can feel troublesome,…

Matrescence Skin Love Your Lines Campaign

Stretch marks are a common concern among women, especially during pregnancy as they signal a change in your body and affect the way you feel about it. We think stretch marks are a reminder of what your body is capable of by growing a baby, but we also understand the desire to keep your body stretch…

The Importance of the Partner Helping in the Newborn Phase and Beyond

Words by Shereen Jupp Photographed by Shannon Griffin It is normal for mothers to feel obligated to supervise all aspects of childbearing. This feeling is very natural, since we carry, birth and nourish our babies. Therefore we feel the need to control the access involvement from others even our partners. However, doing this can decrease…

Autumn Outfit Guide

When I first became a new mother, the confident woman who I once knew was gone. That girl was nowhere to be found. Feeling good about yourself as a new mother is notoriously difficult. It took me 8 months postpartum with my first to start feeling like myself (sort of) again. But style is important….