There are just as many valid reasons for raising kids here in Jersey City as there are for escaping to the suburbs.
The idea of Mother’s Day can bring up all sorts of uncomfortable emotions for people.
I never imagined that in Jersey City I’d run into anyone from this sect because I thought they rarely travel outside the western states they call home.
Haven Adolescent Community Respite Center, which offers individual and family counseling and other services for teens in conflict with their parents, just received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to fund overnight stays at its three-bedroom home on Roosevelt Avenue.
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.