Posts Categorized: support

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 »

Self Care and Personal Space

Did you see that viral video of the mom hiding in her pantry from her two year old quadruplets so she could eat a Twizzlers? She became an overnight sensation and even made it onto the Ellen Degeneres show because her hilarious plight resonated strongly with moms everywhere. I laughed, but I also identified with… Read more »

In the Bleak Midwinter

Article by Andrea Paterson We have come to the middle of January and if there is ever a time of year when the environment can contribute to low mood, lethargy, and depression, this is it. It feels like the grey days will never end. There aren’t any signs of spring yet. The frozen ground is… Read more »

Finding Reasons to Celebrate

Article by Andrea Paterson Now that most of the holiday festivities are over, and we are entering the dreary core of winter, there can be a tendency for mood and energy to take a nose dive. There doesn’t seem to be anything to celebrate, and if you happen to be stuck inside with a fussy… Read more »

New Year, New Mother

Article by Andrea Paterson As the clanging of pots and pans subsided and the final fireworks turned to smoke, so many of us went to bed in the early hours of January 1 with a resolution for the new year gripped in our hearts like a talisman against the dark. For those with new babies… Read more »