Hey, mama. Yep, I’m talking to you. You with the yoga pants, messy bun and spit up on your maternity shirt. Are you having a hard time? I want to help. Have you been up all night rocking a crying baby? Comforting a coughing toddler? Rubbing your school-aged child’s back because of a nightmare? Worrying about your teenager’s screen time/ grades/ friends? I understand. Mom’ing is hard. You need support.
Do you feel overwhelmed? Angry? Scared? Sad? Is this parenting/ life thing not what you thought it would be? Do you have thoughts of hurting yourself or your baby? Do you have feelings of shame about your feelings? Do you lay awake at night while your baby is sleeping thinking, “Yay, my baby is finally asleep. Why the heck am I still awake?” I hear you. I’ve been there and I want to help you.
As a PPD/ PPA survivor, I get it. I have 3 kids. I really, really get it. I work with moms (and/or dads) on their fertility journey, moms and dads-to-be, new moms (or dads) struggling with depression and/or anxiety, moms with poop/ spit up/ this morning’s breakfast/ coffee stains on their elastic-waist pants and in their messy mom buns. As a mom, I get it. As a therapist, I want to help.
Mom’ing is hard. It is lonely. We need a village, and the way our modern society is built, our villages have disappeared. We need connection. We need support. I am here to support you.