By Dr. Bianca Inirio, OTD

May 28, 2021

Research shows that stress in pregnancy might have an effect on the health and development of the newborn. But what is stress, really? While stress is an everyday occurrence, pregnant women often suffer from increased stress due to the rapid number of emotional, physiological, and environmental changes that occur as a result. But the evidence is clear — reducing stress is one of the more important things you can do to protect the health of your baby. Here are 10 ways to do just that.

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By Kate McKay, RCC

May 24, 2021

Sometimes, being a good enough parent just does not feel like enough. The drive to be the “perfect parent” is strong, but often unconscious, and it has parents striving to meet impossibly high standards, even if we know that perfection is an unattainable expectation. Then what keeps us aiming for it anyway? And how can you break free from this trap?

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By Erica Zellner, MS, CNS

May 19, 2021

Humans have always congregated around food. Throughout all societies, food is part of our biggest moments. And throughout most of our history, children have been involved in these traditions. While there are many enriching activities we can do with our children, cooking is one of the best. It’s fun, creative, educational, and a skill that will serve them for the rest of their lives. Here’s how to engage them most effectively.

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By Rebecca Capps, LMFT

May 10, 2021

Few emotions in life are as profound as those stemming from your childhood experiences. But what you may not realize is that the roots of those experiences may go further than just your own childhood. Therefore, if your goal is to be the best version of yourself, you must start by taking an honest inventory of any traumas that may be holding you back in the first place. Otherwise, you may end up projecting old wounds or patterns onto others.

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