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Every Day, Different Ways (To Fill our Pitchers)

Written on March 2, 2016 at 8:46 am, by

Today our meet up, Central CT New Parent Resources, will focus on how do we take care of ourselves, because these brave moms and dads have learned that if we don’t, we won’t have the source of patience required to be great parents.  Often we as parents neglect ourselves-it is a side effect from our laser  Continue Reading »

“Gotta Play to Win!”

Written on January 10, 2016 at 11:53 am, by

The huge power ball jackpot is making news and capturing folks who don’t usually “play” (yes, I confess). The lotto tagline suggests at least two other important messages  “lighthearted joy is integral to contentment” and “you have to begin”. After buying my five tickets, I found myself experiencing the “play” of lottery: dreaming. Yesterday morning  Continue Reading »

“Fill’r up”

Written on December 8, 2015 at 6:15 pm, by

Yesterday I explained to a young Mom that her intention to be a good parent, and all the time and attention she pours into her baby is filling her baby up, and will always be there for her baby-to be drawn upon in the future. As I spoke to her I had a “flash” of  Continue Reading »

Compassion, Judgment and Partial Credit: Also, the Value of Hot Baths

Written on November 23, 2015 at 8:49 am, by

Well, here I am again: one week and one day later, blogging again. As I prepared to write about the wonderful, well deserved hot epson salts bath I treated myself with yesterday, after a very busy day cleaning, packing, and planning for the holiday, I realized that I had “accepted the challenge” in last week’s  Continue Reading »

Accepting the Challenge

Written on November 17, 2015 at 8:55 am, by

She was smart, beautiful, and obviously has more than on the ball: she has built a thriving business in less than 5 years. I immediately liked her authenticity as we talked, and admired her applying her business savvy to a much needed compassionate service: helping families access the appropriate care for addictions and eating disorders.  Continue Reading »

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 »

Home, Safe Home

Written on April 23, 2014 at 7:16 pm, by

Today we had a great discussion at our meetup group: Central Connecticut New Parent Resources about home safety with mobile babies. As I went to recap it for those who could not attend, I realized it was too extensive to post there and decided this might be a good place to share our ideas. We  Continue Reading »

Hope for “Blue Mamas”

Written on March 23, 2014 at 7:32 pm, by

We weren’t sure any one would show up: we had mailed post cards and letters, thumb-tacked flyers, told the press and every pediatrician and obstetrician we could think of; but still-it’s hard for Moms to get anywhere, especially if you are feeling “Blue” (and even harder at 7:30 am!)  Yet they did come. And began  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 »

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 »