Practicing gratitude can benefit adults and kids in multiple ways. Research has shown that grateful people live healthier and happier lives. Gratitude can positively affect your physical health, mental health, relationships, and overall well-being. For kids, gratitude has many of the same benefits.
While equal parts magical and fulfilling, we understand that parenting can also definitely prove to be a challenge. How do I help my baby to sleep peacefully through the night? How do I teach my toddler to eat their meals with utensils and minimize the mealtime mess?
Postpartum healing and recovery are just as important to prepare for as getting ready for birth and baby. Ignoring this period of time is one of the biggest mistakes women make when it comes to childbirth. Not only are you balancing your new role as a mom, navigating sleepless nights with a newborn, but you’re also recovering from some serious “down there” trauma.
What’s one of your worst fears as a mom? Is it PTA meetings, pushy soccer moms or is it a toddler who defies your every rule?
I have been a family medicine practitioner for 19 years and have seen a lot of pediatric patients for the entirety of my career. In the first fourteen years, I delivered babies and continued to follow them through their early years of life. During the first 18 years, I observed obesity rates continually rise, but never at the rate I did during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Before I became a mom, I vaguely understood that diapers were expensive. Let’s be honest, though…the actual cost of diapers doesn’t quite hit home until you’ve changed one just five minutes after your baby’s last blowout. There is no doubt, babies require a lot of diapers.