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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 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 »

Beat the Odds: Your Marriage CAN be even BETTER after Baby!

Written on April 25, 2012 at 7:15 am, by

Many researchers have found that marital satisfaction decreases after the transition to parenthood.  Dr. John Gottman observed that a whopping 67% of couples were unhappy with their relationship after their babies arrived!   The foundation of the family is the parent relationship.  If that partnership suffers, each individual in the family, particularly the baby, suffers. To  Continue Reading »

PPD Training for Doulas

Written on March 15, 2012 at 11:26 pm, by

  On March 7, I had the pleasure of meeting with postpartum doulas from Birth Partners Doulas and spoke with them about postpartum depression and anxiety.  What a wonderful group of caring and nurturing women! We discussed the multiple contributions to postpartum adjustment challenges, blocks to getting help, and communication techniques that open the door  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 »

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 »

Groups Give Valuable Support to Parents

Written on January 8, 2012 at 4:47 pm, by

This Wednesday I will have the privilege to speak briefly to a group of parents of infants about nurturing your relationship, sort of a preview of our workshop on February 4th  at Blue Back Square.  Pat McClarney, RN, MSN, CPNP,  is a pediatric nurse practitioner with a marvelous nurturing manner with new parents and has  Continue Reading »

From We to Three Workshop Now Offered to New Parents!

Written on September 7, 2011 at 8:39 pm, by

The MomSource’s focus of  helping expectant parents has a new venue!  We are again offering our workshop “From We to Three” , this time to new parents, with an infant less than a year old.  We received requests to offer this to not only expectant parents, but those who already have babies, so we are  Continue Reading »