When we talk about traumatic birth, there is a tendency for friends and family to say, “But you’re fine, and your baby is healthy.” But is the new mom really fine? For women who experience trauma at birth, this is a common and irritating response.
This is an ode to private mediation, particularly its positive impact on children. Over my ten years of being happily divorced and of counseling families based on my own experience, I have referred at least a dozen couples to private mediation instead of traditional divorce lawyers.
In an effort to protect their newborns from Covid-19, many new parents are keeping their own parents farther away, hurting feelings and sowing discord.
Doula and educator Jayne Freeman calls for an end to formula shaming while acknowledging the pros and cons of formula feeding and breastfeeding.
In honor of Mother’s Day, I asked local moms what they wish they could have told themselves as new parents with the luxury of experience, confidence and wisdom behind them.
In Jersey City, parents are accustomed to utilizing our beautiful parks, playgrounds, interactive music and yoga classes; we have it all here, but much of that is on hold for the moment.