Posts Categorized: support

Taking Pride as LGBTQ+ parents

Pride Month brings to mind how much lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, and two-spirit families have accomplished, how far they’ve come, and how much there is to be celebrated. But, of course, it’s not all rainbows for LGBTQ+ parents and prospective parents who live in places where rainbow crosswalks are vandalized, where they are threatened… Read more »

Forgotten Fathers

Article by Andrea Paterson Father’s Day, year after year, the organizations that support those with difficult postpartum adjustments send a shout-out to the partners, fathers, and parents who, for whatever reason, don’t quite fit the category of “Mother.” We mention that postpartum depression is not specific to birthing mothers. We urge people to speak up… 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 »