It's the start of the school year! End of summer vacations, unstructured time, sleeping in (if you're lucky enough to be one of the few who has a child that does this)! Many parents breathe a sigh of relief (Hooray: No more trying to create a daily structure!) along with a feeling of dread (Oh Dear! Coordinating and calendaring school schedules for the next nine months!) Here are some thoughts about how to potentially ease the transition…Read More
All mothers work, whether it be inside the home, outside the home, or inside and outside the home. What is the right answer? When is the right time to go back to work? Here are some things to consider whether you are going back to work, staying home, or combining the two…Read More
I wrote about letting go of the idea that yoga is only for people who are skinny, flexible, or already calm. I wrote about letting go of the idea that yoga means you must have a certain kind of birth, feed your baby only organic food, or avoid any medications you might need in order to do yoga…
I wanted moms to know that yoga doesn't have to be another thing to do fix or improve themselves, but that it can instead be a balm, a source of comfort, or what I call in the book my "well of sanity."
Corinne Crossley, LMHC, a psychotherapist and mom, shares her experience on mindful eating before children- and her somewhat humbling experience with goldfish crackers- after becoming a mom.Read More
In honor of Mother's day, I'm posting a few the affirmations I share with new moms: moms struggling with postpartum body image, breastfeeding (or not), sleeping (or not)…
I love and accept my Mama body.
I have a new body postpartum. It is not the same as it was before because …Read More
Breastfeeding is easy, your baby will sleep through the night, only bad mothers get postpartum depression, and other myths about motherhood.Read More
One of the most surprising aspects of the baby blues and Postpartum Depression for me to learn was how it can show up as irritability, anger, or anxiety. I know I personally never felt like a b*tch (Yes, I know…Read More
In this blog, I interview the founder of The Nurtured Mama podcast and community. Here is what she has to say about working with recovering moms…Read More
You may be accustomed to having your emotional state be linked with stepping on the scale, or you may be pregnant and having your ObGyn ask you to step on this dreaded measurement tool (Tip: ask to be blind weighed), but it doesn't have to be that way (weigh)!Read More
Is Mommy brain a thing? Pregnancy and breastfeeding change your brain. Literally. If you feel fuzzy, it is real but it won't last forever...Read More