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The Syzygy of Partnering and Parenting

The Syzygy of Partnering and Parenting As a relationship expert and coach, I have been amazed at how much I have learned about adult relationship through being a parent of a toddler and an infant.   I realize the secrets that work best with my children work wonders with my partner and vice versa.   I am…

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My Postpartum Depression: Waking From the Dream

Thank you Reena Burton for this intimate story of living in the shadows of postpartum depression. Your courage and compassion will resonate with so many mothers. Reena is also the artist of all the artwork in this article, you can learn more about her and her artwork in the author box below.  When I was…

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Having a Baby? Give the Gift of Support.

Expecting a baby? Give the gift of support. This article was originally shared on New Dream’s webiste, whose focus is on less stuff and more of what matters. If you’re a parent, you already know that all the cute onesies you received at your baby shower or birth blessing paled in comparison to the home-cooked meals delivered…

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Motherhood Letter No. 11: Dear Matt and Peter

This is No. 11 in The Motherhood Letters, a monthly feature by author Jessica Rios. Rooted in universal themes of motherhood, Jess shares the essence of her unique art of mothering here through letter writing. You can learn more about Jess on her blog, Leaning into Light.   Dear Matt and Peter,   Thirteen days…

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The Motherhood Letters No. 10: Café Sisterhood

Dear Forrest, A week after Donald Trump was elected. I walked into the café, ready to order my cappuccino, and there you stood. Rather than sharing café small talk, you asked how I was doing and I knew you didn’t want to hear, “Fine.” You didn’t want to hear an answer that superficially informed you…

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The Motherhood Letters No. 9: Dear Dad

This is #9 in The Motherhood Letters, a monthly feature by author Jessica Rios. Rooted in universal themes of motherhood, Jess shares the essence of her unique art of mothering through letter writing. You can learn more about Jess and her work in the author box below.   Dear Dad, It was evening. We sat in…

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The Motherhood Letters #7: Dear Nina

This is #7 in The Motherhood Letters, a new monthly feature by author Jessica Rios. Rooted in universal themes of motherhood, Jess shares the essence of her unique art of mothering through letter writing. You can learn more about Jess and her work in the author box below. Dear Nina,   It’s only been two days…

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Community Supported Postpartum

If you are a parent you already know that all the cute onesies given to you at your baby shower/birth blessing paled in comparison to the home cooked meals delivered to your door postpartum. The diaper wipe warmer and stuffed elephant were sweet, but the friend who picked up your groceries and washed your dishes…

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Recovering Your Core Postpartum~4 Quick Tips

For All Postpartum Mamas CARING FOR YOUR BODY AFTER HAVING A BABY   Hello Postpartum Mamas!   You are working so hard at being a mom, and you are probably wondering how you will take care of your body, yet it may be last on your list of to-dos. Our job is naturally physical. Feeling good in…

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Bedtime Rhythm

Sweet Bedtime WINDING DOWN   Ah, bedtime…it’s such a sweet time to connect with our children. We read, we rock, we light candles, we sing lullabies, we say our prayers and thank yous, we snuggles, tuck-in and kiss goodnight. And sometimes we fall asleep, it’s hard not to after all of that relaxing nurturing. Do…

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