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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 […]

May 22, 2020

How to Explore Your Grief During Uncertain Times

by Dr. Kendra A. O’Hora, LCMFT In week one of the COVID-19 crisis my therapist said something that I’ve held onto intensely throughout this horrific season. She said: Kendra, now is not the time to take on the suffering of the world. Focus on yourself, Jason, your family, and your clients. There will be time […]

May 18, 2020

Regaining Control: 7 Ways to Help Lessen Birth Trauma

by Erin Newton, LCPC When I was pregnant with my first child, I had a lot of feelings (as a lot of moms do). I was excited and nervous and a little scared. We read books and researched baby furniture and learned about how to put a carseat in our car. We took a birth […]

May 11, 2020

Postpartum Rage: The Overlooked Symptom of Postpartum Depression

by Erin Newton, LCPC My baby has been screaming for what feels like hours. She won’t nap unless I hold her. How the hell am I supposed to hold her nonstop and still care for my other children? I’m sweaty from having her pressed up against me for so long. My arms feel sore, heavy. My […]

May 6, 2020

Out of the Darkness: Five Facts About Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

by Erin Newton, LCPC “I finally had a healthy beautiful baby girl and I couldn’t look at her. I couldn’t hold her and I couldn’t sing to her and I couldn’t smile at her … All I wanted to do was disappear and die. … If I had been diagnosed with any other disease, I […]

April 21, 2020

How to Find Connection and Support Our Hereos Throughout the Uncertain Times of 2020

by Erin Newton, LCPC We are all so overwhelmed right now.  This weekend finishes up five weeks of quarantine for myself and my family, only leaving the house for occasional groceries, take out food, or my daughter’s allergy shots, which we have reduced from once a week to once every three weeks. Yesterday I finished […]

March 27, 2020

How to Write Your Birth Story: Version #3.0

by Erin Newton, LCPC Hi friends! We have done so much over the last few weeks! If you’ve been keeping up and completing the assignments along with us, you should be very proud of yourself. You’ve likely unpacked a lot or maybe you’ve simply been thinking more about things than you did before. Either way, […]