5 Ways to Cope with Anxiety as a Parent

The hard work and unpredictability that makes parenting so rewarding can also cause a great deal of anxiety. Here are some simple ways to bring yourself to a place of calm.Make a To-Do ListRuminating on worries can cause lots of stress. Clear your mind by making a to-do list. Put down everything that needs to be done into your phone...[ read more ]

3 Emotional Challenges of Being a Stay-at-Home Mom — And How to Overcome Them!

Being a stay-at-home mom can be very rewarding, but also incredibly challenging. There’s the guilt about not bringing home a paycheck combined with, at times, significant loneliness. If you’ve ever felt joy when a salesman shows up unannounced at your front door, you know what I’m talking about! OMG! An adult to talk to during the day! (Right? lol).Here are...[ read more ]

Do New Moms Struggle with Low Self-Esteem?

Having a child is one of life’s most incredible experiences. It is also one of the most challenging situations that come with mood swings and psychological changes.If you’re a new mother who has been experiencing low self-esteem, you’re not alone. A group of researchers recently took a look at why new mothers experience low self-esteem and dissatisfaction with their romantic...[ read more ]

It’s Okay to Take a Break! Tips for New Moms on Asking for Help

As a new mother, you’ve probably noticed that taking care of yourself and a new baby at the same time is next to impossible. How are you supposed to make sure you are getting what you need to thrive when you are on call 24/7, responsible for keeping a new human being alive and happy?It’s no wonder that so many new moms feel emotional...[ read more ]

How to Practice Self-Care as a New Mother

While there are many surprises and challenges that await you in motherhood, one of the biggest shocks may be time management, or the feeling of being overwhelmed. No matter how happy and fulfilled you may be as a new mom, if you don’t take time out of your busy day to take care of yourself, you’re not giving your precious...[ read more ]

Fall and the Matrescent Season

There’s no better time than Fall to remind us all how to beautifully embrace change! With all the spectacular color of the season, it’s sometimes hard to believe that Fall actually signifies the onset of a bleak and unfruitful winter ahead. ​ We could really liken the transition of becoming a mother in this way, since the bloom of pregnancy...[ read more ]

Self Compassion for Moms

What is self-compassion? To have self-compassion means you are gentle and kind with yourself in the face of perceived failures or when you fall short of your expectations. Being self-compassionate is noticing the pain or discomfort in yourself when you feel inadequate or “not good enough”, then responding with warmth, acceptance, and nurturing – just like you would respond to...[ read more ]

A Perfect Birthday Storm

So my little guy has his second birthday this weekend and that should be pretty exciting for a mom, right? I’ve survived not just one, but now TWO years, which is a feat to be celebrated! But in true “such is life” form, everything that could possibly go wrong with my self-congratulatory party is, in fact, playing itself out. For...[ read more ]

The Birth of a Mother

I’ve heard it said before that the moment a child is born, a mother is also born. Yet many women I’ve spoken with did not feel like their story of becoming a mother was empowering or all that poetic in this way. Instead, many of them – especially those who labored and delivered inside their local hospital – felt like...[ read more ]

Moms, you really can have it all!

Recently a wise mama I know shared some incredible insight that resonated with me, and I find myself often now sharing her words each time the opportunity comes up in sessions with clients (or when I begin to notice my own insecure mama-feels). She was nearing a professional crossroads and struggling to balance all that she wanted for her family,...[ read more ]

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