I can remember the day and most of the details of the delivery of both my first and second child. Motherhood has been simultaneously the most challenging and rewarding time of my life. It was particularly challenging when I first became a mother. However, no one quite prepared me for what awaited me during maternity leave. During the months leading up to my maternity leave I nested, and looked forward to having what seemed like an expanse of time to simply enjoy my new baby and being home with him.
Hello Modish Mommies! Today I want to talk about anxiety. Specifically, I would like to briefly explore what it is, how it impacts each of us, and ways to manage it on a day to day basis. The American Psychological Association defines anxiety as “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure. People with anxiety disorders usually have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations out of worry. They may also have physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, dizziness
Hello, Mommies! Kaya here! I’d like to start with a few questions for you all today. How many times has someone asked you for a favor that you that you weren’t in the position to fulfill for whatever reason, but you agreed to help anyway? Or how many times has someone made you feel uncomfortable by violating your personal space but you ignored your internal response indicating discomfort, and simply ignored the feeling? Have you ever had your beliefs violated by someone but said nothing to advocate for yourself? The list goes on of these
Hello ModishMommies! It’s Kaya and I’m back for another edition of Mental Health Monday’s: Mindfull considerations for working moms! Today I want to talk about self-care. As a busy mom constantly worrying about meeting everyone else’s needs, I often times forget about my own needs. This can quickly become problematic because you can only be as helpful to others, as you are to yourself. A typical day for me means working at my full-time job, rushing from work to pick up my babies from daycare, and hurrying home. Once at
Hello, Modish Mommies, it’s Kaya and I’m back with another topic for Mental Health Monday! October is Domestic Violence awareness month. As a mental health provider, it is something that I’m always screening for when I see my clients. One of my most fundamental roles is to help ensure their safety. In this installment, I would like to provide you with some information about the impact of domestic violence in our society, how to help, and how to get help. According to the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, one
“Mindfull” Considerations for “Mompreneurs” Hello, Modish Mommies! I am so excited to be able to have your attention. First, let me take the opportunity to introduce myself and tell you a bit about my journey. I am a mental health therapist with ten years of experience working in the field. I am a graduate of Boston College in Massachusetts which is also my home state. Boston College is where I earned both my Bachelor and Master degrees. I am a social worker by profession and in this role, I am