What science tells us about breast-feeding, sleep training and the other agonizing decisions of parenthood.Read More
'“I didn’t understand why I couldn’t manage to be more detached. I was stuck in an identity crisis: longing for the “old me” and at the same time unable to remember who the old me was. Nor did I know who the “new me” was.”Read More
‘This is the time to be open to all new possibilities.’Read More
Kate Rope is a journalist who recently published Strong as a Mother- a wake up call and practical guide for women in the beginning stages of motherhood. Our favorite messages: 1) you and your well-being matter, 2) feel all your feels, 3) find your “person” and 4) ask for and accept help when needed.
Enjoy this little excerpt. Then, take her advice, and think about how you can re-define your expectations.Read More
One Mama’s story of cancer, a 5 year struggle to be diagnosed with PCOS and infertility treatments. Her resilience and advocacy skills throughout the last decade of her life are remarkable and inspiring. This piece reminds us all that we know our bodies best and deserve to be an active part of our health.Read More
“If we put in the work to expand our view, to grow our understanding of motherhood to include all of its shades and iterations, then we could have what we deserve: something real and substantial, more enduring than any trend.” Poignant observations and calls to action from Angela Garbes, author of one of our favorite “Mom Books” of 2018. Let’s embrace our diversity, MotherNation.
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Depression is not the only perinatal mood & anxiety disorder that new mothers frequently battle. This study from 2016 highlights that postpartum anxiety may actually be more common than postpartum depression. Bottom line: if you don’t feel like yourself, please speak with your healthcare provider. You can also find local support through Postpartum Support International, an organization of angels advocating for maternal wellness.
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This Mama Story is so relatable- it feels like Lara Sears is our Mama Match. Struggles with pregnancy loss, postpartum depression, mom guilt and perfection. But, most importantly, the realization that we are enough and the warm embrace of our individual authenticity.
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At MotherNation- we embrace all parenting techniques and styles (whatever that means) but Brene Brown drafted a parenting manifesto in 2012 that we we think everyone should read. It is beautiful food for thought. And many lines are useful to keep in mind for the self-parenting we all need…Read More
This mama uses her postpartum depression and anxiety story as a tool for change. Paige is currently an executive at The Motherhood Center of New York, which provides supportive services for new and expecting moms, including a range of treatment options for women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Brava and thank you, Paige.Read More
Spoiler alert! It’s hard…but oh-so-beautiful. Hayley Hengst elegantly captures the push and pull of early motherhood.Read More
Actress Ashley Williams partnered with the Human Development Project to speak publicly about the experience, in hopes of reducing the stigma of miscarriage and encouraging more women to talk openly about it. Thank you, Ashley.Read More