Category Archives: New mom

So much mom guilt, so little time

Lately, I feel like guilt is all around us.  I hear it from moms in the groups I run and from the tired families I consult with, and I feel it myself.  What are we all feeling guilty about?  From new moms I hear:  I feel guilty because…I am going back to work, I’m not… Continue Reading

Make caring for yourself a priority

Pregnancy in our culture is often characterized by being showered, both literally and figuratively, with attention.  Your OB or midwife is concerned with how you are feeling and how your body is adjusting to the demands of pregnancy.  Your family and friends fawn over your growing bump.  Strangers on public transportation give up their seats… Continue Reading

New Mom Memory

I have been thinking a lot lately about my pregnancy with my daughter (my oldest child) and also the early days/months after she was born.  This has been on my mind because my little brother (who is now an adult and really only 4 years younger than me) and his wife are expecting their first… Continue Reading

Maternity leave is not a vacation

All the stories lately about Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s new pregnant CEO, have left me thinking about the ways that decisions made by people in the public eye influence the lives of others.  Marissa has stated that she only plans to take a brief maternity leave and she for those few weeks that she is technically… Continue Reading

Transition to Motherhood: Returning to work or staying at home

Deciding whether or not to return to work following the birth of a baby is a huge decision.  For some, it may not be a choice due to financial constraints, but regardless, it is something that most moms have strong feelings about one way or another.  If you are going to be staying at home,… Continue Reading