New Mom

After Birth: The Challenges of Navigating Motherhood


Navigating motherhood is sort of like flying an airplane through a thick and foggy barrage of clouds. Most people really don’t know which direction is up or down, right or left. After giving birth to a precious little baby may seem like an obvious time to be beaming as a…

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Pregnancy & Passion: 6 Ways to Keep Your Intimate Relationship Alive and Enjoyable


Planning a pregnancy with your partner can be both fun and exciting.It’s no surprise that most couples look forward to the intimate relationship involved in pregnancy planning, too. When conception takes longer than expected, though, that initial spark can quickly fizzle out. This lack of luster opens the door for…

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Red Tent Event! Hear Birth Stories & Tell Your Own. Sacred Gathering of Mothers & Mothers-to-be


  Red Tent Hear Birth Stories & Tell Your Own A sacred gathering of Mothers & Mothers-to-Be Facilitated by Silvie Falschlunger and Melissa Divaris Thompson     Please join us in the listening & sharing of your birth journey at Silvie’s House. We will ‘walk our labyrinths’ & explore:   *…

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The Guilty Mother and the Quest for Perfectionism


Whether you are a stay at home or a working mother, it’s a fact that mothers struggle with an enormous amount of ‘mother guilt’. We are hard on ourselves. We push ourselves and expect perfection. We try hard to balance it all and a lot of times, we feel like…

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Holistic Health For Moms And Babies. An interview with Tami Hinden.


Before my son was born, I was preparing for his birth with anything and everything I could get my hands on. As I have shared many times, I wanted a natural birth if it was healthy for our son and myself, and I would do anything I could for the…

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What is MamaYoga? An interview with Kate Loewengart


I had kept meaning to check out Kate Loewengart’s class at Rivertown Mamas for mom and baby. Since I have had my son, I find scheduling to be a bit challenging. One day, however, the stars aligned and I was able to attend. Kate offers a wonderful selection of different…

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Anxiety; 5 Tips to Staying Calm


Anxiety. Even the name can make some people anxious. It can hit us like a ton of bricks or slowly creep in. Either way, struggling with anxiety can be exhausting and well anxiety producing. Here are some tips to help you through the anxiety. I have written about anxiety before…

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A Letter to a New Mom


“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” —Jill Churchill I share this personal piece of writing in hopes that it speaks to others who are having a hard time having a new baby at home. In hopes that it reminds…

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Motherhood; you know you are a mother when…


As I journeyed into motherhood, I felt quite overwhelmed. The day I became pregnant and the moment I gave birth, I was changed forever. Even though I was so much the same, something in me was so different. My new journey had just begun. As I stood in line at…

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