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ASK CHILDBEARING: I am going stir crazy!!

reposted from Dec 15 2016 Q: I am going stir crazy at home with my new baby. I find myself pacing in front of the window for an hour before my partner gets home from work. What can I do to alleviate this terrible monotony? A: Oh I know how that feels! I remember those… Continue Reading

Strengthening Partner Relationships After Baby

Strengthening Partner Relationships After Baby

By Alison Holland The quality of a relationship and the quality of parenting go hand in hand. As a therapist, wife, and mother of three young children I am often asked for advice from couples about to embark upon the journey of becoming parents or those adding to their families. I usually begin with, “In… Continue Reading

Mother Making

Mother Making

By Stephanie Ondrack There is no question that becoming a mother changes us. It is a fundamental shift in identity that alters our former perception of self. Whether we welcome this or resist it, there is no escaping it: we are no longer the same person we were before having kids. It is a constitutional… Continue Reading

Surviving Siblings: One Parent’s Reality

Surviving Siblings: One Parent’s Reality

By Charlotte Watson As I sat down to write this post, I decided to start with a nostalgic trip through photos of my two children together. My trip through rose-tinted glasses down memory lane where children looked all angelic and sweet was soon interrupted. I was thrown back into reality by my 8-year-old and 6-year-old playing… Continue Reading

Playing with Baby

By Cherrie Tam With the holidays just around the corner, what toys to get for your growing baby is sure to be on the top of your mind. You know children learn through play, and that authentic play experiences are fundamental in helping kiddos learn important skills that help them grow.   But what do… Continue Reading

An Imperfect Session with the Munchkins

By Shane Heins (originally posted 2014/01/07) “Wouldn’t it be nice, to get up in the morning at your leisure? To lounge in bed for an hour before getting up? Then get out in the fresh air and go for a walk or run. Then to come home and take a relaxing shower. Have a bite… Continue Reading

Just the Facts, Ma’am: The Minefield of Parenting Choices

By Stephanie Ondrack While pondering this newsletter’s theme, “Choices in Parenting”, I have been realizing what a political minefield this topic can be. Obviously, choices can be weighty and political in themselves (just bring up the issue of circumcision at a dinner party to experience a truly volatile topic), but the very concept of ‘choice’… Continue Reading

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