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Is Parental Burnout Weighing You Down? How to Handle It

Is Parental Burnout Weighing You Down? How to Handle It

Parental burnout can be uniquely challenging to navigate. Sometimes when you’re burned out, the best thing you can do is change things up. If what’s contributing to your burnout can be cut out of your schedule, that’s a no-brainer. For instance, activities like too...
How Depression is Different in Men

How Depression is Different in Men

It’s easy to imagine that symptoms of depression in men look relatively similar to how they do for women. We naturally tend to lump the two together, thinking ongoing clinical sadness is what it is regardless of gender. While there certainly are some similarities...
Why Are In-Law Relationships So Difficult for Some Couples?

Why Are In-Law Relationships So Difficult for Some Couples?

Are you a couple going through challenges with your in-law relationships? If so, the experience is not all that uncommon. Yes, some couples have relatively harmonious in-law relationships with only occasional ups and downs. However, other couples go through...
Proven Strategies for Happier In-Law Relationships

Proven Strategies for Happier In-Law Relationships

Whether you have contented in-law relationships or not, there are always ways you can make those interactions better. If you’ve been in a committed relationship for a long time, you now know that it isn’t just your spouse or partner you need to get along with — it’s...
Shattered Dreams – Grieving Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Shattered Dreams – Grieving Pregnancy & Infant Loss

The death of an infant is a profound loss, and it is important to acknowledge families’ need to grieve for their babies. The death of a baby is especially difficult to endure because parents envision an entire lifetime for their baby from the moment the pregnancy is...
4 Ways Trauma Affects Your Relationship

4 Ways Trauma Affects Your Relationship

In many cases, you probably think of trauma as being something that you experience individually on your own. You may falsely assume that it does not affect your relationships with other people. It is normal to focus on trauma’s painful effects on yourself, of course....
Overcoming the Unique Challenges of a Blended Family

Overcoming the Unique Challenges of a Blended Family

When you meet and fall in love with a new partner after a divorce or breakup, blending your families may be the last thing on your mind. After all, you are enjoying the emotional high of a new romance. You are thrilled to have found someone else to love and spend your...
3 Tips to Help Co-Parent with an EX

3 Tips to Help Co-Parent with an EX

Divorce or relationship breakups that involve children are so much more complicated and painful than those without. After all, you still must see and communicate with the person you are no longer with. No matter how painful the dissolution of your relationship was,...
4 Tips to Help Young Children Cope with Anxiety

4 Tips to Help Young Children Cope with Anxiety

Sometimes it is hard to distinguish between what’s anxiety and what’s just normal early childhood behaviour. But if your child consistently exhibits fearful reactions and resists certain situations, there is a good chance they are struggling with anxiety. When a young...
5 Relationship Tips for New Parents

5 Relationship Tips for New Parents

Becoming parents is often an exciting time for a couple. It is a life-changing experience for each parent individually but also for their relationship together. Before baby, it is easy to have time and energy to invest in your relationship. However, your relationship...
Parenting – The Power of Showing Up

Parenting – The Power of Showing Up

Parenting is a tough gig. We all want to do it so well – but I believe it is the hardest job in the world. It has certainly been the hardest job I have ever done. I thought I would be a natural parent – I had always loved kids and knew I wanted to be a mother –...
Grief after Infant Loss

Grief after Infant Loss

When a couple loses a baby, it is a profound loss with a pain that is unimaginable. The world no longer makes sense; the world no longer seems fair or just. You lose an entire lifetime that you began to envision from the moment your pregnancy was confirmed – all of...