Monthly Archives: May 2017

Helping your partner fight postpartum depression

At first it seems like all you need is each other and a lot of preparation. Yes, you’ve heard babies change everything. You know it’s a big responsibility, a major lifestyle change. But you’re up for it. The two of you get ready, decorating a room, going to appointments, stocking up on more diapers than… Read more »

Mothering the Mother

Article by Andrea Paterson Mother’s day is over for another year, and it may be worth stepping back and taking some time to reflect. How did you feel on Mother’s Day? Did you have expectations that went unmet? Did you feel cared for and appreciated? Was it relaxing or stressful? Did it bring up emotions… Read more »

You can handle it – the gift of motherhood

Mothers are all too familiar with the presents little ones hand over for Mother’s Day, usually made at daycare or kindergarten. Painted flowerpots, home to seeds or wilted seedlings. Pinecone art. Macaroni art. Anything that sparkles glued to construction paper. But recently, I was reminded of another gift they present to us, every day –… Read more »

Strangers and Maternal Mental Health

I was recently at Science World with my son and baby daughter. My son was off climbing and exploring an indoor park, I had my daughter asleep in a carrier on my chest. Another mom approached me. She had two kids, around 2 and 4, playing in a sandbox. She made some exclamations over my… Read more »