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Who is the AAP and Why Should You Care What They Think?

AAP Mid Kansas Doula Services

You’ve most likely seen the newest studies published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Here is this one released October 21, 2016: American Academy of Pediatrics Announces New Recommendations for Children’s Media Use And this one published October 24, 2016: American Academy of Pediatrics Announces New Safe Sleep Recommendations to Protect Against SIDS, Sleep-Related Infant Deaths You may be asking yourself, “Who are these people and why do they care how I parent my children?” According to the AAP website,…

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Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites – A Healthy Fall Snack

Pumpkin Spice is Here….and So is the Sugar Tis the season for everything pumpkin spice, unfortunately, a lot of it is also laden with sugar. Don’t get me wrong, sugar is great in moderation but sometimes it would be nice to have a treat that doesn’t give you that energy crash later. Enter Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites! The great thing about these is that they mix in enough protein and more complex carbohydrates that you won’t experience the sugar crash…

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What are the Breastfeeding Laws in Kansas?

What rights do you have as a breastfeeding mom in Kansas? Congratulations on your new baby! Odds are you are one of the 77% of Kansas moms that has ever breastfed a baby. While breastfeeding your baby might feel like a natural thing to you, it is important to know your rights regarding breastfeeding and pumping for your baby. Here at Mid Kansas Doula Services we encourage families to make the best decisions for themselves and their families. If nursing your…

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Grocery Shopping in Hutch Just Got Better with ClickList

The Good and the Bad of Grocery Shopping There are times when grocery shopping can be a wonderful break from everyday life. Those times are when you can leave the kids at home, stop by Dillons Marketplace, pick up your favorite caffeinated drink from the in-store Starbucks, and leisurely stroll the aisles. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and sometimes grocery shopping is the absolute worst. You know what I’m talking about, the kids are cranky and the one banana…

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Regret and Other Hard Things About Parenting

When I first announced that I was expecting, many people gushed about how amazing parenting is.  They threw in a few jokes about sleep deprivation and mom diapers but they usually followed it up with “but seriously, it is great!” or “I wouldn’t change it for the world!” Some even said it is the best thing you will ever do with your life. Well, I’m not going to disagree with them but I am going to take a moment…

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The Ultimate Mom’s Guide to Hutchinson


Sometimes it can feel like you are stuck in an activity rut! So, to help you get out of that rut we have compiled a list of the 20 places in Hutchinson that you can enjoy with the kids! 1. Cosmosphere A lot of people think of the Cosmosphere as a purely big kid thing, but you can also take your younger kids for a stroll through their air conditioned/heated museum just to get some energy out. Sure they won’t…

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Why Can’t I Trust My Doctor?

“Just do your homework about it.” “Make an educated decision.” “Do your research and decide for yourself.” “When you know better you do better.” It is so easy to get overwhelmed with the vast amount of information available on the internet. The internet is a wonderful resource, sometimes. Then there are times when you can get lost in the black hole of this vast web and all of the choices can start to feel overwhelming. From the moment a…

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Talk20 Hutch: Have You Found Your Tribe?


On Friday July 22nd, I presented at Talk20 Hutch. Talk20 Hutch is an event where 10 presenters tell a story using 20 slides and spending only 20 seconds per slide. Trying to tell a story in 6 minutes and 40 seconds is no easy task, but everyone did an amazing job. None of us knew what any of the other presenters were planning on talking about but pretty quickly it became apparent that the unofficial theme of the night…

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Believe What You Say

What do you say when your little one trips and falls? You tell them it’s okay. You tell them to try again. You say, I’m right here and I believe in you. Believe what you say.  What about when they think they can’t? You tell them they can do anything they want. You tell them they are capable and strong and smart. You take their hand and you lead them through. You show them that they can so that…

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What Happens When You Stop Judging Other Moms?

You’ve been there. Your friend posts a picture of her cutie pie in the car. Your eyes start darting and focusing on every corner of the picture. Is the vehicle moving? Is he rear facing? Is his chest clip where it needs to be? Maybe I should send her a quick message. You know what I’m talking about, the kind of message that’s called the ‘compliment sandwich’. Step one, tell her how adorable her kid is. Then tell her…

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