Pregnancy, babies and more in Northwest Arkansas

Pregnancy, babies and great resources for new moms in Northwest Arkansas

The nwaMotherlode Early Childhood Editor, April Wallace, is a local mama who has been busy having babies these past few years, and she has shared so many great insights, tips and ideas along the way. Here’s a collection of links to some of her most popular posts on Click on the title of each post below to see it.

Pregnancy Hacks: The best affordable, comfortable, supportive clothes

Pregnancy Hacks: Advice for how to make eating and sleeping feel normal

Pregnancy Hacks: Which workouts are safe?

Pregnancy Hacks: What to pack in your hospital bag (and what to leave out)

Good reads for pregnancy: Books that kept me sane with a baby on the way

A mom’s conversation with Dr. Chris Hall, OBGYN of Mercy

Taking back the VBAC

Cutting the cord on C-Section guilt

Nine months in; nine months out

Self-care for mamas

Best breastfeeding tips for the first year

Best breastfeeding stories and weaning advice

The end of our co-sleeping era

What it’s like to be pregnant when your firstborn is a brand new toddler

The stay-at-home mother during the age of staying at home

New kid, same boobs, different experience

Potty training – Phases 1 through 4

Potty training the second time around

One potty, two brothers, different training experiences

Battling negative body image during pregnancy

Must-have safety items for walking trails

Things people say to pregnant women

An open letter to stay-at-home moms: You’re an amazing and strong woman, too

From one child to two: A mom gets real about the transition

What babies and toddlers really need

Sensory boxes for toddlers and preschoolers

Children’s authors who never let us down

How to get your toddlers and preschoolers biking early

Home renovation with a baby, a toddler and a pandemic

Boys and chores — a generational shift in perspective

Stepmothers on Mother’s Day

A stepmom’s childhood ride-along

Stepmom strengthens connections in the kitchen

Dear New Stepmom: Advice for getting started

Other helpful posts for pregnant and/or new mamas:

Northwest Arkansas Baby & Toddler Guide

5 Minutes with a Mom: Great way to read about other local moms and get advice

Mom Reviews of Local Parks in Northwest Arkansas

Fun Family Outings in Northwest Arkansas

Seasonal Guides in Northwest Arkansas

Where Kids Eat Free in Northwest Arkansas

Snapshots of Kids in Northwest Arkansas

Collection of recipes

Monthly calendar of events for families in Northwest Arkansas

List of Local Mom Groups in Northwest Arkansas

If you’d like to connect with local moms in person, we’ve got some fun mom groups in NWA (click on the name of the organization to visit their website):

♦ Central Rogers Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), Central United Methodist Church

♦ Rogers MOPS, Rogers First Church of the Nazarene

♦ Farmington MOPS

♦ MOMS Club of Bella Vista/Bentonville

♦ MOMS Club of Fayetteville

♦ NWA Hip Mamas, Bentonville

♦ Fayetteville Momtourage (formerly Fayetteville MOPS/Fayetteville MOPS @ The Grove Church)

♦ Crunchy Mamas of NWA

♦ Mom Connect NWA

♦ Northwest Arkansas Mothers of Multiples Club

♦ NWA Moms RUN this town

♦ NWA Working Moms Meetup

♦ Bentonville Mom’s Night Out – BMITK Chapter