Author Archives: Lauren Firestein

What Postpartum Depression Actually Looks Like Family Wellness, Mind & Spirit, Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

Understand all symptoms of postpartum depression, including the less-than-obvious signs that can cause depression to go undiagnosed. Depression is a subtle attacker. Pamphlets at the doctor’s office usually make us believe that crying or lack of bonding are the only tell-tale signs.  Learn what else to look for and how to know if you may be suffering from

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Study Connects Unmet Breastfeeding Expectations with Postpartum Depression Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

A study in the Maternal and Child Health Journal suggests that women with unmet breastfeeding expectations could be at a higher risk for postpartum depression (PPD).  Learn more about the study, and read the author’s analysis of the study and other studies that tie postpartum depression to breast-feeding. Type: Blog post Source: Read Breastfeeding and Postpartum Depression

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Keeping Your Relationship Strong During Postpartum Depression Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

Learn how postpartum depression can affect a relationship. Author gives 4 tips for moving through postpartum depression while maintaining a strong relationship with a significant other. Type: Blog post Source: Read Keeping Your Relationship Strong During Postpartum Depression Article Excerpt: When you are in the thick of something as difficult as postpartum depression, it may be

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Depression During Pregnancy Making a Baby, Pregnancy

Learn what can cause depression during pregnancy and how to know when you are struggling. Author discusses how pregnant women feel pressure to be happy and may not realize they are depressed. Learn why you should get help and the truth about taking antidepressants during pregnancy. Type: Blog Post Source: Read Pregnant and Depressed Article Excerpt: On

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Curbing Negative Thinking – It Is What It Is Sanity & Happiness

Learn why the critical way of talking to ourselves doesn’t work. This Power of Moms author discusses the affect of critical self-talk on motivation and productivity and gives a new framework for thinking about life’s little ups and downs. Type: Blog Post Source: Read Curbing Negative Thinking – It Is What It Is Article Excerpt: I am sitting

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It’s Going to be Hard and That’s OK Sanity & Happiness

From Power of Moms Radio, learn how you can more easily accept the tough stuff  as a mama while also figuring out how to eliminate what’s not working. Type: Podcast Source: Listen Now at Like this post? Rate it below to help other parents find quality articles.

The Importance of Alone Time – Mental Health for Mamas Sanity & Happiness

Dr. Christina Hibbert discusses the importance of alone time for moms and teaches you how to carve out more alone time. “Alone time” is time away from your role as a mother, to be you, relax, and rest. Alone time can be taking a nape, hiking, doing a project, anything that helps you feel like you

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Feeling More Self-Esteem – The Pyramid of Self-Worth Sanity & Happiness

  Psychologist and blogger Dr. Christina Hibbert teaches you a new way to think about self worth and self esteem – called the The Pyramid of Self-Worth. The Pyramid of Self-Worth is about building your own self-worth by digging down into your soul. Learn how to base your self worth on who you already are, instead of

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Free Meditation For Moms – Give Yourself the Gift of Self-Care Family Wellness, Library, Mind & Spirit, Stress & Overwhelm

For Mamas, the Gift of Self-Care – Free Lovingkindness Meditation

This Lovingkindness Meditation can help you develop a mental habit of self-love and expansive forgiveness. Download the free meditation by clicking on the link below. Click here to view original web page at   Like this post? Rate it below and help other parents find great posts!