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Finding Your Joy As a Mom

Finding Your Joy As a Mom

In the spirit of nonjudgment and self-compassion, let’s start by saying that not everyone feels naturally joyful as a new mom. I didn’t feel a lot of innate happiness or joy in my role as a new mom when I became one, even though I expected to and many people told me...

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Shouldn’t I feel better?

Shouldn’t I feel better?

This is the number one misconception/self-judgment I hear from new moms: I thought this was supposed to be the happiest time in my life (and then the part they might not say: but I don’t feel happy). THAT’S OKAY. It is absolutely okay to not enjoy every moment with...

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Scary thoughts

Scary thoughts

Did you know that over 90% of moms have scary, intrusive thoughts about their babies? They might be images of your baby being hurt, thoughts of you or someone else harming your baby, or something unimaginable happening. When I was a new mom, every night when I was...

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Self-Compassion

Self-Compassion

Self-Compassion has been a pretty important practice in my life. I am not a person who is naturally compassionate toward myself. In fact, when I started to learn about self-compassion, I was pretty dismissive of it – why would I need to worry about how I talk to...

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Acceptance

Acceptance

“The first step to any of the work toward feeling better about yourself as a mom (and as a person) is to accept yourself. Yes, with the dirty hair, in your pajamas, covered in spit-up. You made a person. You are amazing. Practice acceptance toward your feelings, your...

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