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Pour a cup of tea and settle in for a slow morning. You deserve some you time and 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.
Start Here, Most Popular Posts
Need a starting point? These blog posts explore some of the most difficult themes in pregnancy and early motherhood. No, it’s not just you!
Why ruminating is keeping you stuck
This circular thinking is repetitive, unproductive and may *feel* like a genuine attempt to solve a current problem.
7 ways to regulate your nervous system and restore your calm
“Nervous system regulation” is a term popping up all over the place these days. Read more about it here:
How to manage anxiety when it’s about real problems
How do I cope with anxiety when the threat is real? What's the difference between anxiety that's based on realistic and possible outcomes versus anxiety that is not.
Anxiety-related insomnia: Why can’t I sleep even though I’m exhausted?
For moms who are feeling fatigued, sleep deprived and way too anxious about bedtime…
How to make daycare and school drop-off easier
Why is daycare and school drop-off so hard!?
Returning to work after having a baby: How to cope
If even *thinking* about returning to work sparks anxiety and a feeling of dread, then you’re probably in need of some reassurance, and practical coping methods.
“I had a terrible experience with postpartum mental health. Should I have another baby?”
You’re allowed to change your vision of what your family will look like. There’s no right or wrong.
“Help! My baby cries in the car. What should I do?”
Your baby won’t stop crying in the car and getting behind the wheel spikes your anxiety. Here’s what to do for yourself and your baby.
I had postpartum anxiety once before. Will I get it again?
“I felt so horrible for the first few months of my baby’s life. I can’t bear to go through that again!”
Holiday blues: Your SOS guide to when the holidays feel rough
Your guide for when December doesn’t feel like the most wonderful time of the year…
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.
Calm, Happy, You