Five Tips for Raising Emotionally Healthy Twins

by Dara Lovitz I spent about 24 months interviewing adult twins because I wanted to learn what they liked and didn’t like about growing up as a twin. Why? Because I’m a mom of young twins and I wasn’t confident that I was doing it right! It seemed like it would be hard to always […]

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Creating Space to Process Motherhood

by Cathryn Monro When it’s not what you thought it would be Becoming a mother can be shocking, difficult, and frightening. Your body, focus and lifestyle all undergo a huge transition. Along with your identity, your priorities and worries change. Even when things go to plan it can be a struggle to adapt. Sometimes our […]

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A Functional Medicine Approach to PMDD

The contents of this article present the research and ideas of its author(s) on a functional medicine approach to PMDD and was created for informational purposes only. All information, content, and material on this website is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of […]

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Balancing Breastfeeding and Body Image: Tiffany’s Story

by Tiffany Brunhoefer “My body felt unfamiliar” The first few months after I gave birth, I focused on enjoying being a new mom and embracing this new phase for my family. For me, the end of pregnancy signaled a turning point in a long road of nausea, pain, swelling, and general discomfort. I embraced the […]

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Planning for a Hyperemesis Gravidarum Pregnancy

by Rebekah Madren The contents of this website present the research and ideas of its author(s) and was created for informational purposes only. All information, content, and material on this website is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or […]

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Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Help, Healing and Hope

by Rebekah Madren My initial HG diagnosis I never thought I would be pregnant and thinking about suicide. Pregnancy is supposed to be all baby bump pictures and cute nurseries, right? Enter hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), a rare pregnancy disease that assaults a woman with debilitating, life-threatening nausea and vomiting. It’s what NOT to expect when […]

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The Truth About PMS

by Lisa Hendrickson-Jacks What is PMS? Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a catch-all term for the mood, behavioral, and physical symptoms women experience during the week or so before menstruation. From anxiety, irritability, and sadness, to sugar cravings, bloating, and sore breasts, most (if not all) women experience some degree of these and other emotional and […]

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6 Ways to Empower Children After a Divorce

By Chautè Thompson, LMHC, CDWF Divorce affects the entire family, but so does remaining in a home of discord and disconnect. It is important for you to recognize ways you can help your children through this difficult time while you help yourself. Children experience a great deal of anxiety when they are dealing with the […]

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Finding Your Strength After Divorce

by Amanda Rowe Divorce feels like the end. Your life as you knew it is over.  You have no idea what the future holds, only that the familiar is gone. It’s scary, feeling adrift, and alone. The person you thought was on your team now sits on the opposing side, and you feel overwhelmed by […]

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Easing Into a Postpartum Workout Routine

by Lisa Schoenholt After my son’s birth, I waited until I had a two-hour window to take a workout class and finally have some time to myself. I waited…and waited…and waited. As the weeks turned into months, it was abundantly clear that my “magic window” wasn’t going to just happen, and I needed a new […]

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