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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...
Back To School – Helping Kids With Their New Normal

Back To School – Helping Kids With Their New Normal

All children feel anxious at one time or another. But when anxiety gets in the way every day, children get irritable or even angry. They are more prone to meltdowns or tantrums. Returning to school when everything looks so different presents a “perfect storm” for many...
The Lingering Effects of Childhood Emotional Neglect

The Lingering Effects of Childhood Emotional Neglect

Emotional neglect is hard to identify. It is created by what did not happen and it does not leave physical injuries or scars. And it is confusing to those who experience it. Emotional neglect is not the same as child abuse as it is often unintentional. It occurs when...
Parents are being asked to do the Impossible

Parents are being asked to do the Impossible

Parents are struggling. They have been struggling since mid-March when a two-week extension to March break became a six-month hiatus from school as we knew it. Many have become reluctant home-schoolers. Many have had to balance the anxiety associated with being an...
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 –...
Healing After Separation or Divorce

Healing After Separation or Divorce

The end of a relationship is difficult. Some relationships end suddenly while others grow apart over the years. Some endings are mutual, while others are unexpected and unwanted. Regardless of the reason for the ending or the manner in which it takes place, you are...
Mother Guilt – Can You Relate?

Mother Guilt – Can You Relate?

Mothers are so hard on themselves. I often joke with clients that when women give birth someone secretly implants a guilt chip in their brain making them feel guilty about everything. Although the brain chip is not real, the issue of mother guilt is very real and it...
Parenting during the Pandemic

Parenting during the Pandemic

Now that we are over a month into the pandemic, the experience of being quarantined with our children has become real. Juggling the responsibilities of taking care of the home, keeping our children fed, active, educated, and entertained while possibly working from...
Start to Feel Better Today

Start to Feel Better Today

We understand this is such a hard time. We are feeling it too. We miss our old routine. We miss our freedom to move about our community. We miss the ability to visit and enjoy our family and friends. We miss life as we knew it before the pandemic. We are collectively...
Attachment Focused Parenting

Attachment Focused Parenting

Let’s face it, the current situation we are living in is proving to be challenging for ANY parent right now. Whether it is motivating them to do schoolwork or understanding what ‘social/physical distancing’ means is difficult for anyone. I thought I...