There are also habits of our own we can change to improve sleep. I’ve narrowed down my top five sleep strategies for moms.
Author Archive | Laura
We have nothing but love for our stay-at-home mama sisters (who most definitely deserve an ode of their own), but sometimes it just helps to know you’re not alone.
Sometimes this expectation can feel like just another thing we’re failing at, like showering every day. I’m here to share a professional perspective on this question. (And, full disclosure: Today was a dry shampoo day.) Because when I’m not momming, I’m focused on helping others improve their mental and emotional wellbeing as a clinical psychologist.
Our children “serve” us a message verbally or nonverbally (e.g. I’m hungry, I’m happy and want to play, I’m bored, or I’m angry) and we “return” it with our response (e.g. feeding, playing, changing activities, or comforting). Sometimes our responses are right on — score! We get the message, read it accurately, and lob it back with […]
At dinner time, I fed my kids frozen peas because I was too tired to heat them. My baby’s shirt . . . pants . . . socks . . . and hair ate all her mashed potatoes, and I had to bathe her while the preschooler made some sort of suspicious noise doing some sort […]
When I count it up, I’ve nursed for two and a half years so far. It’s one of the hardest commitments I’ve ever made, and I made it twice. At times I fantasized about quitting multiple times a day — like desperately wanted to, mostly in the first few weeks and months. And now I’m […]
Trauma can change our brains. It can change how we see the world and how we perceive danger. It can also shift how our emotions work and how we manage them. And it can certainly change the way we think: about people, about ourselves, and about relationships. These changes often seep into the way we parent. And most […]