TODDLER MOMS & EMBRACING IMPERFECTION

Welcome to a new stage of motherhood – life as a “Toddler Mom”. It’s messy and beautiful, exhausting and energizing, and full of moments of wonder, as you watch your baby become a child. For many moms, emerging out of the first year postpartum can be a little disorienting and you may feel as though […]

Breaking the Chains of Perfectionism: A Path to Emotional Well-being for Mothers

Motherhood is a journey filled with joy, love, and a profound sense of responsibility. It’s a role that many women cherish, but it can also be overwhelming at times. As a mental health therapist who specializes in helping mothers navigate the emotional challenges related to motherhood, I’ve seen firsthand how perfectionism can take a toll […]

Allostasis and the New Normal: Navigating Postpartum Recovery and Motherhood

The body has a remarkable ability to maintain stability in the face of significant changes. By understanding and embracing the concept of allostasis, we can better support and empower women as they navigate the incredible journey of postpartum recovery and motherhood, helping them to embrace their new normal with resilience and grace.

A Mother’s Return to Work

There are many myths of motherhoods, but one that has been perpetuated is the idea that mothers can “do it all”. We can be a full time mom, have a full time career, be a wife, partner, friend, daughter, community volunteer, and more. When you google “working mom”, images of mothers at their laptops bouncing […]

Rethinking Postpartum

In our western culture, we have come to celebrate the mother who is “bounces back” to her old life as quickly as possible. Instead, what if we redefined success in this postpartum period? What if we celebrated the mother who stays still? In her book, The First Forty Days, Heng Ou writes, “Somehow, a pervasive […]

Connections in Motherhood

Cultivating relationships in pregnancy and postpartum Children often make it look easy, but making friends as an adult is actually quite difficult and for busy parents, it can be even harder. I would argue that as a new mother, having access to supportive relationships and spaces to gather with fellow moms is critical in the […]