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September 24, 2021

To Maddie, With Love

A Letter of Love Dear Maddie, 13 years ago, you were born. And I was born, too. Born as a mother, something I had never been before but will now always be. Born as your number one supporter, your biggest cheerleader in your life. Born as your food source and your source of comfort. Born […]

January 26, 2021

Why You (And Your Feelings!) Matter

by Erin Newton, LCPC “Second verse, same as the first! A little bit louder a little bit….” Here I am singing my song again! The song about how much moms matter and how much they deserve support and love. Just this week I had a mom in my life tell me that she pours everything […]

January 19, 2021

Why It Doesn’t “Just Go Away” With Time: How Trauma Works

by Erin Newton, LCPC About a year ago, I attempted to run the Walt Disney World Marathon. It was such a hot day, that race officials ended up shortening the course, and I missed getting to finish the entire 26.2 miles by minutes. When I tell you I was completely devastated…this is an understatement. I […]

January 12, 2021

Suffering in Silence: A Call to Action for All Moms and The People That Love Them

by Erin Newton, LCPC When I had my daughter five weeks early in 2008, I was surrounded by people who tried to make me feel better about my experience in the only way they knew how.  Actual things people said to me: “You’re so lucky she’s small! My baby was so big!” “It’s great you […]

January 5, 2021

the Top Five Signs Your Birth Experience Might Have Been Traumatic In The Time Of Covid

by Erin Newton, LCPC Hi there, mamas! How are you holding up? It’s been a really crazy year for everyone, but especially if you’ve given birth during almost any of 2020. If you have, you’re certainly not alone: an estimated 116 million women have given birth during this weird pandemic time. We know from previous […]

September 25, 2020

The Weight of the World: Being a Black Mom in America

by Erin Newton, LCPC Part IV: “You can’t always be who you are.” Names, Society, and Racism Welcome back to our fourth and final installment of The Weight of the World: Being a Black Mom in America. If you’re new to the series, please go back and get caught up! You can find the other […]

September 18, 2020

The Weight of the World: Being a Black Mom in America

by Erin Newton, LCPC Part III: Holding the Burden: Collective Trauma in The Black Community Hello and welcome to part three of our series! If you’re just now starting, please go back and read parts one and two. For the last two weeks I have been using my platform at Wellness & Co. to elevate […]

September 11, 2020

The Weight of the World: Being a Black Mom in America, Part II

by Erin Newton, LCPC Part II: Birth, Trauma, and The Myth of the Angry Black Woman Last week, I introduced you to six different Black women – Shizuko, Natalia, Erin, Jesska, Jayme, and Michelle –  and some of their experiences during pregnancy. We explored some statistics related to Black women and childbirth and the racist […]

September 4, 2020

The Weight of the World: Being a Black Mom in America

by Erin Newton, LCPC Part I: Black Women and the Maternal Health System Back in June I wrote this post discussing my privilege as a white female therapist. If you haven’t read it, you may want to read it before you start this one. After the death of George Floyd, we at Wellness & Co. […]

June 11, 2020

Waking Up: A White Therapist and Her Privilege

by Erin Newton, LCPC Last month, Wellness & Co. devoted our time and energy to moms. We addressed postpartum depression (PPD), postpartum psychosis (PPP), postpartum anxiety (PPA), birth trauma, postpartum rage, and general feelings of loneliness in parenting and the ability (and sometimes inability) to give ourselves grace. One thing I did not address; however, […]