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Making LOVE

Written on February 10, 2016 at 9:42 am, by

As we approach the holiday of love, my mind goes to the transforming experiences of my husband’s and my expanding love for each other when we chose to grow our family: first our daughter and then, (who knew we had too much love for just one more??) our twin boys. (Kids, “too much information” warning,  Continue Reading »

Woman Power

Written on February 4, 2016 at 7:25 am, by

When I was pregnant with our twin boys, my husband gave me this piece of jewelry which remains my favorite; full of meaning and beauty. For me, it symbolized the power of my body with the main ingredient of love, to nurture another life, (this time two!) and to give birth. When I started reading  Continue Reading »

“Easy Does It”

Written on January 18, 2016 at 10:35 am, by

Easy and gradual, gradual and “easy does it” was the strategy that I found most successful in making changes when my (forever) babies were growing up. Whether it was moving from cradle to crib, learning to suckle from bottle as well as mom, adjusting to new caretakers, it soothed me, in addition to baby, to slowly introduce the  Continue Reading »

“Gotta Play to Win!”

Written on January 10, 2016 at 11:53 am, by

The huge power ball jackpot is making news and capturing folks who don’t usually “play” (yes, I confess). The lotto tagline suggests at least two other important messages  “lighthearted joy is integral to contentment” and “you have to begin”. After buying my five tickets, I found myself experiencing the “play” of lottery: dreaming. Yesterday morning  Continue Reading »

Sometimes its the Tool

Written on January 4, 2016 at 8:14 am, by

For years I have internally lamented that I seem unable to flip an “easy over” egg with ease, and my flapjacks often flopped rather than flipped. I thought  “I bet I’m not using my wrist correctly, I must be doing something wrong”.  Yesterday, as I made gluten-free pumpkin pecan pancakes for my forever baby girl, my  Continue Reading »

Empowered “Right” Decisions

Written on December 22, 2015 at 9:00 am, by

Last week a flurry of emails filled and left my box; a study was publicized that revealed a correlational (very rough metaphor: you are very frequently in the presence of your spouse at the same places, it doesn’t mean you cause your spouse to exist) connection between the use of antidepressants and an increased risk  Continue Reading »

There are Seasons of Giving and Seasons of Receiving

Written on December 13, 2015 at 3:40 pm, by

No, this is not another blog about the holiday season, in spite of the title.  Today, while I waited to donate blood, I reflected on how I had wanted to donate for many years, but could not.  The title of today’s blog popped into my head, a phrase that Postpartum Support International’s (PSI) Birdie Gunyon  Continue Reading »

“Fill’r up”

Written on December 8, 2015 at 6:15 pm, by

Yesterday I explained to a young Mom that her intention to be a good parent, and all the time and attention she pours into her baby is filling her baby up, and will always be there for her baby-to be drawn upon in the future. As I spoke to her I had a “flash” of  Continue Reading »

Gratitude Heals

Written on November 29, 2015 at 11:13 pm, by

It has been an amazing week, visiting extended family, enjoying reuniting with my nuclear family, and giving thanks for all the love and good in my life. It has also been demanding: adjusting to different time zones, changing locations and routines, and for this introvert, it is difficult to have fairly non-stop “together” time without  Continue Reading »

Who Benefits More?

Written on January 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm, by

When I first organized a “meetup” (Central CT New Parent Resources) over three years ago for expectant and new parents, I did it because I had a passion for supporting perinatal adjustment and believed that this group would help new parents connect with support from each other and community professionals. At the beginning, there were  Continue Reading »