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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...
4 Types of Unexpected Grief

4 Types of Unexpected Grief

Grief is most often associated with death. As a culture, we struggle with grief. So, it is not surprising given our difficulty with grief, and the narrow definition associated with death, that we fail to recognize the range of human experiences that can trigger a...
The #1 Survival Strategy Every New Mom Needs to Know

The #1 Survival Strategy Every New Mom Needs to Know

Start using this strategy now! Having a baby is hard work. If you have recently given birth, you know this to be true. You are likely exhausted in a way you could have never imagined. We are not talking about being tired – we are talking about a level of exhaustion...
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...
What Postpartum Depression Sounds Like

What Postpartum Depression Sounds Like

We expect new parents to be happy – tired maybe, but happy with their new little bundle of joy. And some are just that. However, 1 in 7 moms and 1 in 10 dads experience postpartum depression. They do not feel happiness or joy. They feel anxious, overwhelmed,...
8 Postpartum Depression Symptoms You Need To Know

8 Postpartum Depression Symptoms You Need To Know

Recognizing postpartum depression might not be as easy as you think. There are two reasons for this: It doesn’t always look like typical depression Many women will hide their symptoms and suffering for fear of being judged Some mothers will experience more classic...
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 –...
Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression

What does it feel like to have postpartum depression or postpartum anxiety? What are the signs or symptoms? How do you know when you have it? And if you do have it, what should you do? I want to explain it in the words I hear women use to describe their experience so...
Empty Arms – The Pain of Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Empty Arms – The Pain of Pregnancy & Infant Loss

There is no more profound loss that the loss of a baby. It is a unique and agonizing pain that can leave families adrift in a sea of questions that often can never be answered; a sea of pain that can be all-consuming; a sea of doubt regarding the meaning of life; and...