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Category Archives: Postpartum depression, perinatal mood disorder

When Mom ain’t happy….then no one is happy!


When Mom ain’t happy…no one is happy.  We have all heard that saying and in actuality it has a lot of truth to it.  If Moms are unhappy, then their families suffer.  Moms that are stressed have less patience with their spouses and children and have less fun and engagement with their family.  Families benefit when …

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This wasn’t how it was supposed to be….


I feel like we need to talk about this topic at least every 6 months….and what a better time than right before Mother’s Day! So, I am posting this again so we all will be reminded that taking care of ourselves is a must in order to be good Moms.  Sometimes we don’t feel wonderful and …

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Before I was a Mom…


Happy Mother’s Day to all of you beautiful Moms.  Before you were a Mom, no one could explain the unconditional love your heart could hold for your child.  As a Mom, you also gain so much love and respect for your own Mom.  You can never truly understand your Mom until you are one.  So, …

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Shake it up a bit….and live life more fully!


Don’t let day to day parenting make your life mundane! Sometimes life can become a bit mundane. It shouldn’t….but it can. Often as a parent your days begin to look the same. I smile when I think of an old television commercial about poor Fred the Dunkin’ Donuts Baker….(I am probably showing how old I …

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Did Kate Middleton just make you question yourself?


 Photo credit: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty So much talk this week about the new princess and the royal family. How did Kate get a pair of panty hose and heels on and have perfect makeup and hair after delivering mere hours before? I am sure it took “a village”. The fact is, sweats and a pony tail …

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It is the weekend, get a little sleep!


Most parents feel  “out of order” when they are sleep deprived!  Try this weekend to grab a few more minutes of sleep! Ahh sleep…what new parent isn’t wishing for more?  I heard a new parent speak of the first few months of parenting to be as exhausting as the Iron Man Triathlon.  Makes sense to me! …

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Take Care of YOU!


Motherhood is wonderful career….did I say career?  Yes!  No matter what your educational background is, what type of job you have now or have had in the past, or what your career goals are; as soon as you hold your baby in your arms, guess what…your career is motherhood.  The career of motherhood is very …

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Are You One Tired Mom?


Have you had one of those days when you woke up and asked if you really slept….your toddler spilled his morning cup of milk and spit out his favorite French toast sticks…your preschooler looked right at you and then carried his PBJ and sticky fingers to your computer after you said “no”…your toddler refused to …

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Healthy Diet for You Results in More Energy and Healthy Children Too!


Healthy eating gives you the energy you need to be a Mom!! Being a Mom takes a lot of energy.  Not telling you anything you didn’t know, right?  One of the most common complaints of Moms is feeling tired all the time.  I can’t promise you that you will not be tired after a long …

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“Mommy time out” a must!


    Do you need a Mommy Time Out??    Sometimes cabin fever can result in a little Mommy overload.  Remember, you can carve out a few moments for a “time out” if you try.  This will allow you then to give yourself totally to your child again without feeling “put out” about it!  How …

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