Moms and Self Care

Rest, relaxation and self-care

 

“Time spent in self-reflection is never wasted-it is an intimate date with yourself”-Paul TP Wong

Every morning is a chance to start over with a clean slate, it’s a new day! Forget about the troubles of yesterday and the worries of tomorrow.  Today is whatever you make of it. Your attitude and choices can make it a great day or a bad day – you are in the driver’s seat.

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Just the Two… I Mean Three of Us

3 of us
Going from 1 to 2 kids

 

Gone are the days of reading, watching movies, relaxing, scrolling your social media sites or taking naps as you did with your first baby. The second one is soon to be here and he/she will  need to eat 8-12 to 15 times a day and want to be held 24/7, so once everyone goes back to work and the visitors are gone, what can you do to interact with and entertain your older child, especially while feeding the new baby?

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So Much More than a Beautiful Piece of Cloth

Rebozo
Rebozo

 

So I found myself at a Rebozo workshop this past week. I walked in not knowing what to expect and not sure if or how I could apply what I would be learning to my postpartum work. I love having my mind blown at workshops and love even more when I can put my knowledge to use in a variety of areas, not only for my clients and their families, but for my own family and friends.

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365 Days With a Clean Slate to Write Your Story….

New Year:Clean Slate
New Year:Clean Slate

 

Every New Year brings new resolutions, some you will keep, others you won’t, and some you will forget about completely. I stopped making resolutions a long time ago and just decided to do what is best for me and my family as we grow throughout the year. I try to remain flexible with a sense of humor along the way.

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I can’t breathe

Personal Story told by:Natalie

Postpartum Mood Disorder
Postpartum Mood Disorder

 

“I can’t breathe.”

Postpartum depression is often over looked, misunderstood and not talked about. I want to help break that silence. I want to talk about postpartum depression and I want to tell you how it affected my life.

My first pregnancy was not planned. I was 16 and starting my senior year of high school when I found out I was pregnant. From the beginning it was NOT the best situation. My parents were definitely not thrilled to hear I was pregnant. I lost all of my friends and was talked about and starred at often down the halls of high school. Because of this, I decided to graduate early. I dedicated my time to finishing school, taking care of myself, and hanging out with my boyfriend. Read more

DON’T GET STUCK!

Postpartum Doula

 

Create a plan before you GET STUCK!

When you find out you are pregnant, the planning begins by:

  • Finding an obstetrician or certified nurse midwife
  • Deciding on where you want to deliver
  • Taking prenatal vitamins
  • Reading books to prepare for pregnancy and childbirth
  • Making a birth plan
  • Taking some classes
  • Talking to other parents
  • Registering for needed baby items
  • Decorating the nursery
  • Etc., etc., etc…

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Need to Turbo Charge Your Engine?

Turbo charge

As summer is coming to an end and schools are starting back up women, especially mothers, might find themselves feeling stuck in a rut. I think it is safe to assume, we have all been there at some point in our lives for a variety of reasons.  The hardest part is finding the motivation to crawl out of it and TRY to do better.

First off find out what motivates and inspires you to want to be better. What gets your heart pumping and makes you feel excited or possibly nervous to try?  Maybe you will discover something you never knew about or never thought of before. Then, STOP neglecting yourself and do something you KNOW will make you feel better. You deserve it! Read more

AS A VISITOR IN YOUR HOME, I SUPPORT YOU!

Postpartum Home Visitor

And have NO agenda…

This is YOUR journey; I am here to guide you along the way!

My goal is to foster your independence so when I am no longer in need, you will feel calm and confident along YOUR parenting journey.

I believe in parents and that parents know their child best and what will work best for their family, therefore unless there is a safety issue, I will support your decisions! I check my opinions and my personal philosophies at the door! Read more

I Didn’t Mean to Bed Share with My Child

Really, I didn’t…

This is not an argument for or against bed-sharing or co sleeping, it is just my experience!  I love my sleep, always have and probably always will!  If only someone could invent a sleep bank where any hours of sleep over 8 per night could be stored and pulled out when needed, now that would be Nobel Prize worthy.  Someone please start researching if this is possible because every new parent would gladly subscribe!!! Read more