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.
Today, my self-worth is not measured in pounds or inches. Health and wellness are important to me, but fitting into an old pair of jeans is not.
Yesterday I had the honor of appearing on Megan Kelly TODAY, along with my husband and The Motherhood Center of New York, to discuss my experience with postpartum anxiety and depression. Unfortunately, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) continue to be widely misunderstood and stigmatized. I want to thank the team at Megan Kelly TODAY for bringing … Continue reading My Megan Kelly TODAY Appearance: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)
As a childhood educator, parents often ask me for advice on how to best support early language development. While there are several strategies I utilize with my son and students, I asked an expert to weigh in as well! I have teamed up with Danielle LoVecchio, MA SLP-CCC, BCBA, LBA, Executive Director of Kids of … Continue reading 6 Easy Tips to Support Baby’s Language Development
As a new and expecting mother, I was offered a wealth of advice from other parents. The comment I heard most often? "Enjoy every minute of it!" While I have no doubt that this comment is well-meaning, it was not what I needed to hear. In fact, it was actually harmful at times. Allow me … Continue reading The Myth of “Enjoying Every Minute”
I love this healthier version of peanut butter banana muffins! Whole wheat, dairy-free, and no refined sugars. This recipe will yield 12 muffins. If a strong peanut butter taste is not your thing, I suggest cutting the peanut butter to 1/4 or 1/3 cup. If you have peanuts handy, you can top these with crushed peanuts … Continue reading Peanut Butter Banana Muffins
In a recent conversation with Paige Bellenbaum, LMSW, of The Motherhood Center of New York, she brought up the topic of surrender as an important concept in parenthood. I have spent the last month or so turning that word over and over in my mind, attempting to make sense of it. How can surrender lead to … Continue reading Surrender: Surviving the Parenting Riptides