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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Stranger Danger: Helping Babies Cope with Stranger Anxiety

Parents may become concerned when a child suddenly shows fear in the presence of others. Stranger anxiety refers to the time in a child’s life...
unplanned pregnancy

How To Cope With An Unplanned Pregnancy

A pregnancy may come as a shock if it is not planned or expected. An unplanned pregnancy can happen for a number of reasons. For...
baby blues

How to Cope with the Baby Blues

What are the baby blues? The baby blues refer to the period of time after giving birth where a mother may feel sad, anxious, and...
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Bonding With Your Newborn

What are bonding and attachment? Bonding is the experience of connecting with another person. Parent-infant bonding or attachment is the unique connection that mothers and...
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Homeschooling Children during the Coronavirus Outbreak

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has resulted in mass school closings. Parents throughout the country are not only dealing with their own anxiety about the outbreak,...
ADHD

Parenting a Child with ADHD

What is ADHD? Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that starts in childhood and can continue into adulthood. It affects around 5 to...
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Healing from Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss

Miscarriage and pregnancy loss can happen for a number of different reasons. Like any loss, it can have a significant emotional impact on families. Grief,...
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Postpartum psychosis

Postpartum psychosis (PP) is a psychiatric condition that develops shortly after childbirth. It occurs in approximately 1 to 2 out of every 1,000 births. What...
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Postpartum PTSD: Trauma during Childbirth

Postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one type of perinatal condition that can develop after childbirth. Surveys show that approximately 1 to 15% of women...
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Coping with Infertility

What is infertility? By definition, infertility is the inability to get pregnant after 1 year of trying in women under age 35 or after 6...