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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 »

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 »

Support Group for New Moms in West Hartford

Written on January 6, 2012 at 12:22 am, by

Just before Christmas I met with Jen Vendetti, MSW, the Connections Coordinator for the Nurturing Family Network program at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC).  We discussed the resources available for first-time parents and parents at risk for developing Postpartum Depression (PPD).  Jen explained that the Nurturing Family Network program at UCHC is similar  Continue Reading »

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 »

Nurturing Families: Serving First Time Mothers in Connecticut

Written on February 2, 2011 at 3:19 pm, by

This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Leslie Escobales, MS, who is the Nurturing Families Coordinator affiliated with Hartford Hospital.  Ms. Escobales  (860/545-3201) kindly filled me in about  “Nurturing Connections” both at Hartford Hospital and throughout the state.  Nurturing Connections is a support service for first time parents funded by the Children’s Trust  Continue Reading »