I’d like to share a story with you. I have a friend who broke her spine. She was suffering immensely and working with a team of doctors and other professionals to heal. The pain led her to cry every day, often to the point of vomiting. My friend was unable to eat and lost a … Continue reading Positive Thinking Did Not Heal My Postpartum Anxiety and Depression. Treatment Did.
When I was a little girl, my grandmother gave me a set of Guatemalan worry dolls. I kept them on the windowsill above my bed and used them when I was feeling anxious. My grandmother told me that I should take the dolls out of their box and share my worries with them. One at … Continue reading A Tool to Battle Worry – for children and adults, alike!
Are you planning a 4th of July gathering or just looking for fun thematic products for your children? Look no further! Below are patriotic books, toys, plush creatures, clothes, accessories, and party favors. Enjoy and Happy Independence Day! BOOKS: What is the Statue of Liberty? Fourth of July Cheer Curious George Parade Day Elmo Doodle … Continue reading 4th of July – Books, Toys, Favors, and More!
This week marks the 30th anniversary of Postpartum Support International (PSI)! I will be participating in one of their events, a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) discussion panel, this Friday, May 18th. The mission of Postpartum Support International is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in … Continue reading Postpartum Support International 30th Anniversary Events – Playing Monopoly with God
Below is a healthier twist on a comfort food classic! This recipe is whole-wheat and contains no butter - aside from butternut squash, that is! A great way to work some veggies into a favorite dish. The best part? It will please the whole family! Leave a note and let me know how it turns! … Continue reading Butternut Squash Shells & Cheese
Corn muffins have always been a favorite of mine, particularly on a rainy day! I have worked to create a healthier version of the classic corn muffin, using no butter or refined sugar. This recipe will yield 12 standard muffins. I hope you enjoy! Leave me a note after you try it! RecipePrep Time: 10 minutes Cook … Continue reading Cheesy Corn Muffins
As a previous classroom teacher and now a mom, I am all for thematic units! I love the idea of incorporating thematic content into various activities across a child's day. This repeated exposure to concepts and vocabulary provides kiddos with more learning opportunities. Now that it is finally beginning to feel like Spring in NYC, … Continue reading Spring-Themed Fun for Kiddos