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Category: Parenting

Newborns, Parenting, Podcast

Postpartum Support with Doula Lynsey Haynes

June 22, 2018, Author: Stacy

Podcast Episode: Postpartum Support with Doula Lynsey Haynes In the United States, postpartum recovery can seem like a competitive sport. How fast you can get “back” to your pre-baby body/weight/jeans/life/etc. But what if we took a page from cultures around the world who focus on the postpartum period as a transition for the parents and […]

Parenting

Podcast Episode 3: Graeme Seabrook and Truth in Motherhood

June 8, 2018, Author: Stacy

Truth in Motherhood If I had a nickel for every time someone told me to “cherish every moment,” or that I would miss these early days, I would be eating peeled grapes on Fiji right now. And I would take Graeme Seabrook with me. After her experience with postpartum depression, she wanted other moms to […]

Parenting

Marriage After Motherhood with Janna Denton-Howes

May 31, 2018, Author: Stacy

Marriage After Motherhood (or Partners and Parents!) I always tell my clients, “You’ll never love or hate your partner as much as you will after you have a baby.” Emotions are high. Sleep is low. It’s a big change. So what goes wrong and what can we do to be good parents AND good partners? […]

Parenting

A Crash Course in Feminist Parenting (the Cliffs Notes version)

November 15, 2016, Author: Stacy

Feminism often gets a bad rap as something for lesbian femi-nazis, so suggesting you consider feminist parenting could sound extreme. That is, until you realize that this craaaaazy idea simply mean that women should have the same social, educational, and economic opportunities as men. Whoa, right? It might be easy to see why people would […]

Parenting

Playful Parenting Techniques That Work

March 24, 2016, Author: Stacy

If you’ve ever found yourself sweating and on the brink of tears in the back of your car trying to shove your child as gently as possible into their car seat after 30 minutes of struggle and hysteria in 90 degree weather, you’re not alone. I’ve been there more times than I care to admit. […]

Parenting

The Paradox of the Lonely Mother

March 7, 2016, Author: Stacy

After becoming a mother you’re rarely alone. My son’s favorite place has always been pressed against me at all times. (I’m not sure how dads get a free solo pass to the bathroom but there has to be some mystery left in the universe.) Yet, at the same time, motherhood can be extremely isolating. We […]

Babies, Parenting

The Biggest Secret of Parenting

February 25, 2016, Author: Stacy

Before my son was born I read a lot more about birth than parenting. Considering that information only covered about 12 hours from my first contraction, I had a lot of catch up to do once he arrived. And wow, the learning curve felt steep. When he was around 10 months old I finally read […]