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Nourish Your Mind

Pour a cup of tea and settle in for a slow morning, mama. You deserve some you time and proper self-care includes nourishing your mind. Consider these like my letters to you: notes from your mom-friend who happens to be a therapist. I’ve got you.

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What Causes Postpartum Depression?

What Causes Postpartum Depression? written by Kate BorsatoIf you’re a soon-to-be mom or already chin-deep in motherhood, there’s a good chance you have at least some understanding of postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is a common experience but,...

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10 Realistic Ways for Moms to Manage Anxiety

Anxiety is hard to sit with, I understand that uncomfortably jittery feeling. At best, anxiety tends to put a little damper on your day. At worst, well, it can derail your schedule, your wellness and your balance for extended periods of time. If you’re even the...

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Scary Thoughts In Pregnancy And Postpartum

During pregnancy and new motherhood, intrusive thoughts can take a lot of forms. Most frequently, they center around the idea of harm coming to your baby or kids. Let’s be frank: motherhood is hard. Adjusting during the postpartum phase is a huge challenge for most...

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How To Deal With Negative Postpartum Body Image

Were you surprised by your postpartum body? Are you still surprised at how your body is looking and feeling after giving birth? We don’t often see what a mother’s postpartum body actually looks like so that surprise is only natural.You’re standing in the mirror...

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How To Make Self-Care Easy for Moms

I think it’s important to shift the conversation so that what’s supposed to support your mental wellbeing doesn’t become a stressor. I want self care to be easy so that moms actually do it.If you’re a mom or mom-to-be, I’m willing to bet that “self care” can be… a...

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Hey There

I’m Kate, I’m a mama of two girls and a perinatal therapist practicing from my Vancouver Island home. You can usually find me strolling along the beach with my family enjoying the seabreeze on my face or soaking up the sunshine in my garden. Society’s narratives say that motherhood should be self-sacrificing. My posts here say something altogether different. So glad you’re here mama, you’re in the right place.


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