Benefits of Joining a Mom Group

Benefits of Joining a Mom Group

By Jessica Foley, MA, LMHC, LPCC  Lately, new mom groups have gotten a bad rap.  You’ve just had your new little bundle, you’ve overtired, and somewhat stressed-you might be asking yourself “is now is the time to be making new friends?”.  But actually, this vulnerable...
Self Care in the Fourth Trimester

Self Care in the Fourth Trimester

Tara Dallas Certified Childbirth Consultant Maternal Home Childbirth Services   The first three months of a newborn’s life can be such a bittersweet time. There are many challenges for mother and baby as they transition into life as two individuals but it is...
How to Handle Lack of Routine with a New Baby

How to Handle Lack of Routine with a New Baby

By Victoria Swinghamer   You’ve spent the past nine months preparing for your baby’s arrival, but when you get home you discover that no amount of preparation could have predicted what your baby’s routine—or lack thereof—would be like. And just when you think you’ve...
10 Mantras For New Moms

10 Mantras For New Moms

Julie Fors, Journey Forward Birth & Parenting   Having a baby is one of the biggest life changes you’re going to go through. It comes with amazing joys and lots of confusing and frustrating moments. During your pregnancy, birth and these first few months, you are...
Easing Your Babysitting and Day Care Fears

Easing Your Babysitting and Day Care Fears

By Emily Wing, LICSW   Easing your babysitting/daycare fears The dreaded day of having to return to work or just leaving your little one for the first time, often stirs up some pretty uncomfortable emotions.  One may experience feelings of sadness, worry, stress,...
PPD and Anxiety Is More Common Than You Think

PPD and Anxiety Is More Common Than You Think

By Dr. Amber Parker, PsyD, LCP Media attention and public information related to postpartum depression and anxiety have been increasing. Celebrities such as Chrissy Tiegen, Serena Williams, and Sarah Michelle Gellar are sharing their stories and helping normalize what...