Category Archives: Relationships + Support

Learning to Stand Again: A NICU Mom’s Postpartum Recovery Process After Bed Rest

Learning to Stand Again: A NICU Mom’s Postpartum Recovery Process After Bed Rest

This month’s Mama Story is from Parijat Deshpande, a California Bay Area-based Perinatal Wellness Counselor and mama to a micropreemie, born at 24 weeks gestation. Parijat will be diving deep into what it means to navigate postpartum after a high-risk pregnancy, bedrest, and while having an infant in the NICU – no small task! Of… Read More

These are the people you want around after birth

These are the people you want around after birth

I had a wide range of individuals to help me through a rough first trimester. I had a friend just a weeks weeks ahead of me in her pregnancy, who became my go-to person when it came to seeing how things would shift for me in the weeks to come. I had an acupuncturist and… Read More

Why self-care has been essential as a breadwinning mama

Why self-care has been essential as a breadwinning mama

This month’s Mama Story is from Racheal Cook, founder of The Yogipreneur and mama to 3 kiddos! When it comes to balancing business and motherhood, the woman’s got some serious magic up her sleeve…or as it turns out, a kick-ass self care plan. And it’s surprisingly simple! Personally? I’m following her lead and embracing slow!… Read More

The importance of listening & being heard

The importance of listening & being heard

There’s been plenty of time when I’ve shared my thoughts and looked up only to be met by a blank gaze. Sure, the person might have been staring at me, but they weren’t really listening. I was expecting some visual confirmation. A nod. A smile. Anything really. Some acknowledgement that I had just shared something.… Read More

I’m Hiding Right There, Under The Pile of Laundry

I’m Hiding Right There, Under The Pile of Laundry

  This month’s Mama Story is from Parrish Wilson, who has made an award-winning career out of writing from the heart and teaching others to do the same. Parrish’s writing is always touching, inspiring, and brutally honest. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I have! You can sign up for the entire series… Read More

Learn what’s causing your discomfort and how to deal with it

Learn what’s causing your discomfort and how to deal with it

I liken a new mama to a court reporter in terms of being at risk for extreme, carpal tunnel-esque wrist pain. Seriously, I don’t know which person has it harder!   That tingling down the arms? Recurring numbness? Feeling like your wrist could give out at any second? And the pain. The kind that doesn’t… Read More

How to approach your provider and get the care you deserve

How to approach your provider and get the care you deserve

Waiting for a doctor’s visit where you know you need to ask a question that leaves you vulnerable can be terrifying.   Why can’t I sleep even when my baby’s sleeping? Why can’t I enjoy the things I used to enjoy? Why do I feel so numb and overwhelmed? How do I know if I’m… Read More