Author: Jen

Dear Brand New Mom: You’ll become an expert too

Dear Brand New Mom, Did you ever wonder how the “experts” became experts? Whether it’s a parent with more experience, helping you navigate your way through this new baby experience, or a professional who has experience with many different children – they all started out where you are starting. From the beginning. The thing that’s important to remember is to…

Dear Brand New Mom: Parenting after loss

Dear Brand New Mom, Sometimes the road to having a newborn is paved and one directional – you begin with intent and arrive at the end with a baby. However, more often than not, the road is gravel, has pot holes, road blocks and U-turns, and multiple routes. I wanted to address this less perfect path today because for many…

Dear Brand New Mom: The grass is not greener

Dear Brand New Mom, Now that your baby is here, you may be needing to make a decision about returning to work. For some, there is no choice – finances dictate you must find a childcare solution and get back to it. For some, the decision is laden with pros and cons, discussions and anxiety over the choice. For others,…

Dear Brand New Mom: You’re not a bad mom

Dear Brand New Mom, Being that you are brand new to this job, there are bound to be some bumps along the way. Give yourself some grace in learning the ropes. Not knowing something does not make you a “bad mom”. Doing something wrong, ignoring some advice that in hindsight was right, making a decision that’s against the “norm”, or…