Why Perfectionism Can’t Co-Exist with Motherhood

Maybe you’ve been told you are a “perfectionist” or “Type A.” Maybe you know you like things a certain way and feel like you’re going to crawl out of your skin when something is just not the way you prefer it to be. You didn’t become this way because you’re a difficult person. And thereContinue reading “Why Perfectionism Can’t Co-Exist with Motherhood”

5 Things to Remember When You Feel Insecure About Your Parenting

It takes a village to raise a child but it often feels more like the village is looking over our shoulders rather than actually helping. Judgmental stares from strangers when our child is tantruming in the cereal aisle at the super market. Passive aggressive comments from our own parents letting us know “back in theirContinue reading “5 Things to Remember When You Feel Insecure About Your Parenting”

To the Mama with Big Dreams

I see you Mama with your hopes and dreams. Staring out the window while you’re warming a bottle and thinking about how you’d like to further your education. Researching how to start a business during your preschooler’s gymnastics class. Staying up too late after you have fulfilled the needs of your children and your partnerContinue reading “To the Mama with Big Dreams”

I planned the perfect morning to myself, I’m thankful it didn’t happen

I planned the perfect morning to myself. I had one child in school, another being watched by a sitter. I say goodbye to my little one who is happily playing and get in the car.  My mind starts reeling with all the opportunities I had, the freedom of being able to make my own choicesContinue reading “I planned the perfect morning to myself, I’m thankful it didn’t happen”

Letting Go of the Mother We Think We Should Be

A while ago I watched a video of Karen Kleinman speaking at Byrn Mawr Hospital shared on the Postpartum Stress Center Facebook page. Karen Kleinman is a a therapist and well known expert on postpartum depression and author of several wonderful books that I will link at the end of this post. Part of theContinue reading “Letting Go of the Mother We Think We Should Be”

Introducing Resilient Mamas

I’m so excited to share with you a re-launch of my blog and the beginning of a community! As I’ve progressed on my journey both personally and professionally in the area of maternal mental health I envisioned creating a community where there is one understanding- that mothers can support each other without judgment, celebrate differences,Continue reading “Introducing Resilient Mamas”

Self-Care Mondays #14: Re-Think Expectations`

The new year brings with it a lot of promise. We start to see the world as full of possibilities. We think of all the changes we want to make and goals we want to accomplish. But with this all fresh new hope comes something that can weigh us down- expectations.   Expectations are thingsContinue reading “Self-Care Mondays #14: Re-Think Expectations`”

Self-Care Mondays #13: Go Ahead and Vent

We know with research that venting frustrations can sometimes backfire and only amp up resentments and bitterness. And although at times this is true there is also a lot of benefits to venting if done in the right way and for the right reasons. Venting frustrations can be a self-care ritual when done carefully andContinue reading “Self-Care Mondays #13: Go Ahead and Vent”