Mary Alice Martin | Manager & Editor

Mary Alice Martin | Manager & Editor

Howdy! My name is Mary Alice, and I’m a native, baby-loving, Houstonian!

Growing up I would sit in front of the television and watch reality shows about childbirth—I was obsessed, but also terrified. The thought of one day going through labor and delivery really scared me, and I didn’t realize there were alternatives to what I was watching and to my mother’s own horrific birth experiences. At the ripe age of sixteen I read a memoir written by a midwife and I was hooked; I just knew that I was called to make experiences of childbirth and motherhood more peaceful and meaningful for families.

I’ve been working as a birth doula for over four years, helping families to have gentle and empowering birth experiences. As a postpartum doula I facilitate peaceful transitions into parenthood by teaching feeding techniques, newborn care, sleep schedules, and more! In addition to my work here at Baby Chick, I am currently enrolled in midwifery school and am the Assistant Manager at Bassett Baby Planning. In my free time, you can find me in downward dog, cooking cacio e pepe, or cuddled up with a good book.


August Desktop + Mobile Wallpaper Download

Can you believe that tomorrow is AUGUST? Our little ones will be headed back to school before we know it. Even though summer can be tough (and hot!), soak up these moments at the pool or in the backyard sprinkler 🙂 Since it's a brand ...
Talking Sheet with Brooklinen: When to Refresh and Replace Your Family's Linens | Baby Chick

Talking Sheet with Brooklinen: When to Refresh and Replace Your Family’s Linens

You spend one third of your life sleeping. That's a lot of life! And where do you usually sleep? Your bed. And what's on your bed? Your sheets. Yes, you spend 1/3 of your life in between your sheets. Add to that time spent snuggling ...
Tips for Moving Homes While Pregnant: 10 Ways to Decrease the Stress | Baby Chick

Tips for Moving Homes While Pregnant: 10 Ways to Decrease the Stress

It may feel like the worst timing in the world, but if you find yourself moving homes when pregnant, your situation is not all that uncommon! People often move during pregnancy to prepare for all the changes that having a baby will bring. Perhaps you ...
July's Wallpaper

July Desktop + Mobile Wallpaper

It's hot outside and time for a tech update! Rachel from Half Moon Lettering has prepared a beautiful design for us this month. It makes me want to sit inside in the air conditioning and look out at the beautiful summer gardens. To save and use, just ...
Tracking Fertility Effortlessly with EarlySense Percept | Baby Chick

Tracking Fertility Effortlessly with EarlySense Percept

Sponsored by: All photos by Creative Clicks Photography. After having supported over 150 families through their pregnancies, births, and postpartum periods and near completing midwifery school, I have become the friend who wakes up to texts with random questions about all things lady part ...
Megan Faulkner, Garden Baby, mommy chick, baby chick

Mommy Chick of the Month | Megan Faulkner of Garden Baby

I am so lucky to know Megan, personally, and to have supported her family's amazing children's clothing brand from conception! In our interview, Megan shares the story of the parenting moment that changed her forever, teaching us all to hold our babies tight and cherish ...
Stephanie Pascarella, Wash with Water, Mommy Chick, baby chick

Mommy Chick of the Month | Stephanie Pascarella from Wash with Water

We're so excited to introduce you to Stephanie Pascarella, mother and founder of Wash with Water Organics, a holistic bath time line for the entire family. In her interview, she shares with us her inspiration behind starting the business, the magic of bath time, and ...
Steffy's pros and cons, mommy chick, baby chick

Mommy Chick of the Month | Steffy Degreff from Steffy’s Pros and Cons

Steffy Degreff is a stylist who shares her musings and vintage style over at Steffy's Pros and Cons and on her beautiful Instagram. Read on to learn her quick tip for bad hair days and reconnecting with your partner each morning. We're so excited to ...