There has been a lot written about new moms but this post by new dad, David Sternberg, LICSW does a wonderful job of identifying the many different ways you can feel as a new father.
Do you remember being screened for Postpartum Depression? More doctors need to start using a simple screening tool to help identify women who need help. Read more of this post which appeared in the Washington Post blog, On Parenting.
Last week I wrote about the new science of self-compassion in the Washington Post blog, ‘On Parenting.’ Writing that post got me thinking about how our society treats us when we first become mothers. I wonder if this could be part of why it’s so hard for us to actually be kind to ourselves? Think […]
Mothers have a hard time taking care of themselves because they are so busy taking care of everyone else. People talk about the beauty of motherhood, but not about how hard it can be. This is because we live with the myth that motherhood is all sunshine and roses. Despite what we see in the media, being a mom is not always wonderful. It can be hard and messy and unpredictable. The way to cope with the reality of motherhood is to acknowledge our true feelings and to put our own needs into the equation. Read more of an interview I did with Valerie Young of Your Woman in Washington.