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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 »

Strong Loving Relationships Benefit Our Babies!

Written on January 22, 2013 at 8:05 am, by

On January 8th, Central CT New Parent Resources Meet Up launched 2013 with the hope and promise of nourishing parent’  relationships with each other “after baby”.  My husband Andy and I had a great time speaking with these loving parents about their greatest gift to their babies: strong relationships with each other. Moms and Dads  Continue Reading »

Free Support Group off to a Heartwarming Start!

Written on November 7, 2012 at 10:35 pm, by

My heart warmed as they trickled in, one expectant Mom, here for the first time, then a familiar face with her 4 month old, then yet another Mom new to the group with her new son, one after another until we had almost filled our cozy space with three expectant Moms, 6 Moms with babies  Continue Reading »

Baby Whispering!

Written on October 7, 2012 at 8:24 pm, by

                       What do we do now??! I remember when I brought my daughter Rachel home; I was both overjoyed and terrified. I wanted to be the best parent I could possibly be, and felt overwhelmed by the awesome responsibility of my new role.  Back then, I really could have used some time with a  Continue Reading »

Free Support and Resources for New Parents!

Written on September 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm, by

Central CT New Parent Resources Group Supporting You Support your Baby! Through the MomSource, LLC,  many new parents have found support through private consultations and  “From We to Three” workshops  on nourishing the couple’s relationship as you become a family. In addition, many  have sought assistance in my clinical practice. Yet so many more need  Continue Reading »

Life After Baby!

Written on May 9, 2012 at 8:47 pm, by

I heard an interview yesterday with Jane Roper, author of  “Double Time“, her memoir about surviving and thriving after the birth her twin daughters.  In the interview she stated that her biggest worry, when she  discovered that she was having twins, was “Is this going to completely take over my life?”  This common concern shows  Continue Reading »

Recipes for less Stress and More Joy!

Written on February 7, 2012 at 12:47 pm, by

I REALLY want to gather a collection of easy recipes for new parents: healthy and easy preparation is critical to decrease stress during that time that you are too tired to think.  On the MomSource Facebook page ( I posted a link to a recipe  (delicious white bean and kale soup) in hopes that others  Continue Reading »

Full term=Health= less stress=more JOY!

Written on January 31, 2012 at 1:55 pm, by

I’ll never forget one of the first mothers I treated for postpartum depression.  Her baby was in the NICU and she had a two year old son at home.  Going back and forth to the hospital, pumping her breast milk to give her baby the best start she could, feeling torn between caring for each  Continue Reading »

Link by Link Support

Written on January 30, 2012 at 12:33 pm, by

Support. I find myself obsessing about how I can help new families get the support they need.  Often, there seems to be so many blocks: family distant, either physically or emotionally, one or both parents needing to work long hours to feel securely employed and make ends meet, being new to Connecticut or the community,  Continue Reading »

CT Morning Interview!

Written on January 25, 2012 at 1:40 am, by

Yesterday morning Andy and I had the pleasure of talking with Rachel Lutzker, on her first day back from maternity leave, and her co-host Erica Arias.  We discussed ways to ease the transition back into work after your baby is born.  I suggested gradually leaving baby with child care providers for increasing periods of times,  Continue Reading »