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Firefly Center's Grand Opening

Written on June 3, 2011 at 6:14 pm, by

Today I had the pleasure of being on the “meet and greet” team for the Firefly Center’s grand opening. There were lots of parents there checking out this wonderful resource center for parents and kids. Jane Costello gave an appetizer to her “Love and Logic” parenting classes with “5 Tips to Get Your Kids Ears  Continue Reading »

A Passion for Supporting Parents

Written on May 4, 2011 at 7:55 pm, by

I get so excited when I meet others who are as passionate about supporting parents as I am.  Today I met two individuals who are embarking on making their dreams a reality-creating a resource center for parents and kids.  Jane Costello and Karin Lefranc have joined forces to create “The Firefly Center: lighting the way  Continue Reading »

Apps for New Parents

Written on April 25, 2011 at 9:33 pm, by

I purchased an ipad a few months ago, and finally have a more visceral understanding of “Apps”!  When a client raved about the app that helped her keep track of  “which side was when” with breastfeeding (Baby Connect), I decided that I should learn more about how these bits of programming could be useful to  Continue Reading »

American Baby Looks at PPD

Written on March 23, 2011 at 5:06 pm, by

The March Issue of  “American Baby” highlights “the secret sadness”  following births in an article by Alexa Joy Sherman.  Ms Sherman  discusses both the common “baby blues” and the symptoms of postpartum depression, which afflicts up to 20% of new mothers and fathers.  Check out this informative article, which includes quotes from Dr. Thomason as  Continue Reading »

The Seduction of "How to do Everything Right"

Written on January 21, 2011 at 5:18 pm, by

Last month, I came across a book entitled “How to do Everything Right”.  I had to chuckle-I’ve been looking for this book my whole life!  I considered the impact of this pressure I’ve always experienced to ALWAYS do EVERYTHING right.  Particularly after our first baby,  I am certain this pressure was a significant contributor to  Continue Reading »

"This is for now, not forever" . . .

Written on January 5, 2011 at 5:18 pm, by

I met with the most delightful individual today who shared with me her excitement about the MomSource’s mission to prevent postpartum adjustment problems, hereafter referred to as PPD, which  includes depression, anxiety, and obsessive compulsive symptoms. Kathleen Montesi, APRN, CPNP, is a pediatric nurse practitioner and is passionate about preventing PPD. Kathleen has presented her  Continue Reading »

The Joy and Stress of Holidays

Written on December 2, 2010 at 2:26 pm, by

The holiday season brings with it so much potential for loving connection . . . laughter . . . and  family traditions.   As we visit with family and friends, share food, gifts, and time while attending many celebrations of  light in the darkness, we enjoy timeless rituals and the power of hope.  Yet we frequently  Continue Reading »

Cuddling baby "skin to skin" helps Babies & Moms

Written on October 11, 2010 at 10:58 am, by

A Canadian study found that babies who were cuddled “skin to skin” with the baby’s bare chest to the mom were more responsive to social cues earlier than is typical. Dr. Ann Bigelow, from St. Francis Xavier University, studied over 100 mother-infant pairs in Nova Scotia. In an interview with Scientific American,   she also  Continue Reading »

Celebrations and letting go

Written on August 10, 2010 at 12:01 am, by

This week I participated in two celebrations which once again made me think about the strong connections between joy and loss, between holding and letting go. The first celebration was the occasion of my twin sons’ fourteenth birthday, the second was a beautiful wedding of our friends’ daughter. On my sons’ birthday, I took the  Continue Reading »

Consider taking this survey . . .

Written on July 24, 2010 at 4:13 pm, by

The MomSource is about helping women be proactive in planning for support and preventing post partum adjustment difficulties. Our planning benefits greatly from the current research on understanding how post partum problems develop and how we can best treat problems when they occur. The more we know about families’ needs, the better we can develop  Continue Reading »