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Who Benefits More?

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 »

Free Support Group off to a Heartwarming Start!

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 »

From We to Three Workshop Now Offered to New Parents!

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 »

The Power of "Head Over Heels" Love

A recent conversation with a Mom I know brought to mind and heart the amazing depth of love inspired by “baby”.  When I married my husband, I was overwhelmed by the love I felt for him as we committed to being partners for life.  As I stepped down the staircase to meet him and exchange  Continue Reading »

Cuddling baby "skin to skin" helps Babies & Moms

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 »

The need for "a break" . . .

The need for “a break” can be as range from a simple “I need to get up and stretch” to “I desperately need to get away for at least two weeks”, and encompasses many other points on that continuum. My recent vacation fell into the latter category, and I’m delighted to report that it provided  Continue Reading »

In a blink of an eye . . .

As my baby girl prepares to graduate from high school in a couple of weeks, I’m once again struck by the ephemeral nature of life with children. Was it really almost 18 years ago that she entered our hearts and lives? Last night I overheard my husband so accurately reflect on this process. He compared  Continue Reading »