Friendships Formed In Group Stayed Stitched Together – Parents Article

To celebrate Parenting Now!’s (formerly known as Birth To Three) recent 40th anniversary, Sue Fleming—along Colleen Biggs, Mardell Eastburn, Sandi Sanders, Nancy Bischof, and Jean Severns—donated 40 handmade baby quilts to Parenting Now!. It’s a tradition the group—made up of many former Birth To Three members—started 15 years ago as a way to stay connected as friends as well as give back to the organization that formed their friendship. Friendships formed When Sue Fleming was contacted 40 years ago about…

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Los padres también sufren de Depresión Postparto – Parents Article

Sabemos que 1 de cada 5 madres sufren sentimientos de tristeza o depresión después de dar a luz a su peque, y que dos tercios de las madres se sienten emocionalmente frágiles o por lo contrario, insensibles, dentro de los primeros 10 días de haber dado a luz. Pero las madres no son las únicas que pueden experimentar cambios en su salud mental después de tener a su peque. Una investigación del Instituto Nacional de la Salud sugiere que alguna…

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How to find time for yourself in the midst of the busy-busy – Single Mum, Parents Article

How do you find time for yourself in the midst of all the busy-busy? It’s all too easy to push time to replenish yourself to the bottom of the pile when you’ve got little humans depending on you. Especially when there’s only you. There’s so much pressure on us to constantly be there for our kids. Constantly on. Constantly paying attention. But as the old saying goes, ‘you can’t pour from an empty cup’. I used to feel guilty setting…

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The importance of scheduling downtime – Single Mum, Parents Article

(I first wrote this post in 2017 – but it’s full of such good advice I thought I’d update it!) Once upon a time in a lifetime far, far away I was a certified expert at chilling out. Pre-child I can vaguely recall a time when I could luxuriate in unlimited downtime. Well, unlimited outside of work hours that is. I was an expert at putting rock-solid boundaries between my work and home life. As soon as I left the…

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Dads Get Postnatal Depression Too – Parents Article

Dads Get Postnatal Depression Too We know that 1 in 5 Moms can have feelings of sadness or depression after the birth of their baby, and that two thirds of Moms feel emotionally fragile or numb within the first 10 days after giving birth. But Moms aren’t the only ones who can experience a shift in their mental health after the birth of a child. National Institutes of Health research suggests that anywhere between 4 and 25 percent of Dads experience depression…

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Dads Get Postnatal Depression Too – Parents Article

Dads Get Postnatal Depression Too We know that 1 in 5 Moms can have feelings of sadness or depression after the birth of their baby, and that two thirds of Moms feel emotionally fragile or numb within the first 10 days after giving birth. But Moms aren’t the only ones who can experience a shift in their mental health after the birth of a child. National Institutes of Health research suggests that anywhere between 4 and 25 percent of Dads experience depression…

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How Are You Coping With the Challenges of Parenting? – Parents Article

How Are You Coping With the Challenges of Parenting? Being a parent and managing a family can be stressful at times. Sleepless nights with a newborn, toddler upsets, or a bout of illness can all test a parent’s ability to handle challenging moments with grace and ease. While these moments are generally fleeting—children eventually sleep through the night; toddlers learn to regulate their emotions; illnesses pass—constant stress can take its toll on us as parents. It’s important to know some…

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Self-Care Is Crucial For The Whole Family’s Health – Parents Article

Self-Care Is Crucial For The Whole Family’s Health Self-care is a buzzword we hear a lot in the media these days—especially in parenting articles and social media. As our world gets more hurried and chaotic, medical professionals and parenting educators are encouraging parents to take care of themselves just as much as they care for their children. But what is self-care and why is so important for us parents? In this Triple P post, we examine what happens when we…

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Nurture Yourself To Nurture Your Family – Parents Article

Nurture Yourself To Nurture Your Family Why is it that our favorite TV shows and movies love to portray Mother’s Day as this glorious day where moms get to sleep in, eat breakfast in bed, and are showered with gifts and affection? The reality is that you’ve already been up since 5 AM with a sleepless newborn, your toddler needs his 300th cup of milk, and your 10-year old insists that 8 AM is the perfect time of day to make…

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Self-Care for the Single Mom by Dana Che – Single Mum, Parents Article

I love to travel. Being on an airplane never gets old to me. I’m one of those who still pays attention as the flight attendant gives the same ol’ instructions that are clearly written on the finger-smeared, bent up emergency pamphlet on the seatback. One thing in particular that always intrigues me is when the flight attendant admonishes you to “put on your own oxygen mask before trying to help someone else put on theirs.” The first time I heard…

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