Helping You Become A More Centered, Present, and Mindful Parent

Helping Parents One Breath at a Time

Parenting is a rewarding, but challenging job. While many people are comfortable talking about the positive aspects of parenting, the difficult parts are often not discussed. The reality of parenting can involve the baby blues, sleepless nights, dealing with temper tantrums, balancing work and family, and other challenges.

Learning to cope with the difficult parts of parenting can help you be more present with your children and feel more satisfied in this very special role as mother or father.

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With experience as both a clinical psychologist and mother, this site offers you the unique opportunity to learn more about parenting using mindfulness, attachment parenting, and other well-established approaches. 

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If you want to learn how to be more mindful, present, and centered as a parent, you have come to the right place. The Mindful Mommy is the go-to page for help with anything about parenting.

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Separation Anxiety in Children: Normal or Not?

What is separation anxiety? Separation anxiety is an all-too-common experience for toddler parents. During this developmental stage, children may protest separation by crying, screaming, clinging,...
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Surviving Delivery Day: Coping with Childbirth Anxiety

For many women, pregnancy involves some level of anxiety. Women may feel worried about the pregnancy, becoming a mother, the baby's health, or how this...
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What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a type of treatment for mental health conditions that is carried out by trained professionals. During psychotherapy, therapists establish a professional relationship with...
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Prenatal Depression and Anxiety: Pregnancy Isn’t Always Bliss

Depression and Anxiety during Pregnancy Many people are familiar with the terms postpartum depression and anxiety, but prenatal depression and anxiety are not as well-known....
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Paternal Postpartum Depression: Men Can Get Sad Too

What is Paternal Postpartum Depression? Postpartum depression (PPD) has traditionally been viewed as an issue that affects new mothers, but many people are unaware that...
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Getting Help: The Who’s Who in Mental Health Treatment

So you’ve decided to get help, but don’t know where to start. Many people are unsure of the differences between the types of mental health...
Working parents may have a difficult time balancing their two roles.

“The Second Shift”: How to Survive as a Working Parent

In 2018, over 80 percent of families with children had at least one employed parent and almost 50 percent of families had both parents in...
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Surviving Your Toddler’s Temper Tantrums

What are temper tantrums? Temper tantrums are bursts of anger and frustration that are common among toddlers ages one to three years old. Some refer...
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Fourth Trimester

Helping You and Your Baby Cope with Life after Birth After nine months of pregnancy, the uncomfortable symptoms of the third trimester, including swelling, heartburn,...
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Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Understanding how you feel after birth: Postpartum depression, baby blues, and more. Many first-time mothers expect to feel overwhelmed with joy and excitement when they...