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Guest Post: Learn More About Perinatal Mental Health

There are many changes that come with motherhood – body changes, sleep changes, relationship changes, identity changes, emotional changes, routine changes, & psychological changes.  Having some challenges adjusting to the changes that come with pregnancy or with the arrival of a new baby is normal!  But struggling significantly is a lot more common than most people realize.

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Setting Boundaries and Encouraging Healthy Relationships

I’m sure everybody out there has a friend or family member with whom they just can’t see eye-to-eye with, and that relationship seems more like a battle than one of support.  Co-existing with a person like this means that you are (likely) going to have to be around them.  Boundaries are key when dealing with

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Toxic Family Member? What to Know and How to Deal.

If you have a member of your family who causes you to feel like you are walking on eggshells with, you often feel stressed, frustrated, or emotionally drained, this might be a sign that you are dealing with someone who has a very strong personality.   It can be difficult when this person like is a

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What can I do about my anxiety?

Being a new mom or a mom with small kids can come with a little (or a lot!) of anxiety. You are responsible for a very vulnerable person and much of what you are going through will be new. My colleague Dr. Sarah Nunes, a registered psychologist and PhD had some great advice for managing

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Mom Guilt and Self-Care

As a working mom with a toddler, I often feel guilty about not spending all day with my little one. In the morning when I leave home to go to work, Madi will get upset and fussy. On those days when she gives me those puppy-dog eyes, I can feel my heart sink into my

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