As a pregnant mother, with multiple complications and on bed rest, I had time to kill. As in previous posts, I spent most of it on spirituality to gain mental strength. Little time, I spent Googling the pregnancy itself. However, I spent no time preparing to be a mother. Out of fear of jinxing it.Continue reading “Breastfeeding – what you need to know”
We compare. Period. There can be no debate on this. Unless we are supremely confident or indifferent or antisocial, chances are that we compare ourselves to others. In career, in choice of mate, in choice of appliances, in diet, in everyday decisions. The list is endless. Parenting is no exception. Sometimes comparison is good. ItContinue reading “How to Stop Comparing Yourself with Others”
When babies reject moms, it almost feels like a betrayal. The feeling of somehow having failed or inadequate slowly creeps in and begins to take hold. Somedays it gets unbearable and a breakdown is the only release. However, it doesn’t have to be that way.
As parents, it is imperative that we stay calm during fights. Think of it as going to your safe room in your mind when hit with the emotional storm. You wait out the storm, assess the damage and repair with the best means available to you. What you don’t do is stand unguarded in the storm and let yourself be carried away too.
The silence around miscarriage is deafening especially considering how common it is. Breaking her silence, Lisa Gold, Psychotherapist, opens up about her miscarriage experience and also provides resources to cope.