Maternal Wellness

Stressed Out Mama! Orlando Women’s Counseling

      Stressed Out Mama! Summer’s over and now I am hitting the ground earlier, getting breakfast together with one eye open, making lunches, backpacks stocked, thinking about work and dragging sleep drunk kids out of bed. I barely get a swig of coffee before I tear out the door with two rowdy kids in tow. The

3 Ways To Help A New Mom Cope

I remember coming home from the hospital with a new baby and feeling the fear, excitement and overwhelming stress of it all. Taking care of the baby, laundry, meals, and even taking a shower was like trying to juggle with my hands tied behind my back. For a new mom when trying to juggle household tasks, the most common emotions

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge…Baby Love? Orlando Women’s Counseling

  Kate, Duchess of Cambridge...Baby Love? How do you define love?  Is it the pounding of the heart, sweating palms, passionate, or an instant connection?  Being in love and falling in love for some, describes the action of attachment and a long term commitment… the “You Complete Me”.  So how does this tie into the new little Royal

Perimenopause Symptoms: 5 Things You Should Do….Orlando Perimenopausal Counseling

Orlando Perimenopausal Counseling Perimenopause can occur for several years and  up to 10 years prior to menopause.  My aunt use to call it "Mental Pause"...her way of joking about the mental, emotional and physical changes during this time in a women's life.  It can be  challenging and an unknown for many women. The perimenopausal emotional and hormonal connection

3 Realistic Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

TV.  Not a day goes by that we don’t see pregnant Kim Kardashian sporting a designer outfit emphasizing her growing baby bump on covers of magazines or on entertainment (OK, I really hate the words “baby bump” but, hey it’s what they are calling these little miracles these days.)  Celebrity pregnancies are exciting and often portrayed as glamorous, as in

3 Reasons Mothers Should Lean In! Orlando Women’s Counseling

3 Reasons Mothers Should Lean In! Orlando Women's Counseling Every day, I talk to women in the grocery store, at my kids' school, birthday parties, doctors offices and online. These women share their real stories of motherhood and struggles. They have courageously shed their capes and dropped their masks. They say, "I was suffering during pregnancy and after the birth

Theme Park 101 for New Moms! Orlando Women’s Counseling

We all love theme parks, the excitement, characters, rides, the magic that thrills adults and children.  As a mom you want to take it all in and have an experience of a lifetime with your family. You and your partner/husband, baby and toddler in tow, may want to attack this foreign land with the determination of climbing Mount Everest. It