As COVID-19 has spread further and impacted more and more lives, many of us are experiencing very real anxiety and fear. These are normal, healthy reactions to a life- and society-changing pandemic, but they don’t have to control us. Here are a few tips on how to stay calm while we’re socially-distancing, self-isolating, or even… Read more

Relationships are hard, there’s no doubt about it. They’re also rewarding, and supportive, and fulfilling. But when it feels like you and your partner are pulling in opposite directions, or every little thing becomes an argument, it might be time to work on resolving the conflict in your relationship. Conflict can be a result of… Read more

Fathers (and partners) are often the biggest supporters of new moms when they face the struggle of postpartum depression (PPD) or anxiety (PPA). These fathers and partners are on the frontlines, witnessing the difficulties of their loved one, and experiencing the effects of PPD on their relationship and on the family as a whole. Sometimes… Read more

Postpartum depression has received more attention and understanding over the years1, but how do you recognize it in your partner? Both you and your wife or partner have just shared a momentous life experience and a major life change with the birth of your child. It is normal for either or both of you to… Read more

Society and the media have often perpetuated the myth that having a baby is all sunshine and happiness. The moms in all those Pampers commercials are smiling like they enjoy the diaper-changing process. Celebrities pose with their new babies and cherubic toddlers made perfect by a team of makeup artists and lighting crews. These portrayals… Read more

Research shows that social connection benefits our physical, emotional, and mental health. When we have secure emotional connections, we feel more confident, more independent, and we’re more likely to be successful. It may not come as a surprise that a thriving intimate relationship is also based on emotional connection. But sometimes those relationships falter and… Read more

A few ideas for navigating the season of joy (and stress) when everyone knows you don’t have a baby yet. Trying to conceive is not always a bottle of wine and a bouquet of roses. For some, the process can be arduous and emotional. As supportive as family and friends are trying to be, their… Read more

Though pregnancy loss affects both men and women, they respond differently. The father’s reaction to the loss of a baby is often less outwardly obvious compared to the mother’s expression of grief . This difference in grieving may be wrongly interpreted as “men do not grieve the loss of a baby.” That is certainly not… Read more

Having a baby is a period of great change. A new, sleep-deprived mom may feel overwhelmed because she is taking care of a newborn and scared by all the major life changes taking place. Up to 15% of new moms may experience Postpartum Depression. Postpartum Depression is most commonly understood as the result of hormonal… Read more

Hurricane Harvey and the floods that followed were difficult even for adults to handle.  We all felt afraid and overwhelmed at times.  So did children.  They were affected by Hurricane Harvey in a different way than adults.   You may have noticed a change in behavior and mood in your child right after the hurricane.   Some… Read more