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My Journey to Antidepressants While Breastfeeding

By Tara Charne I remember sitting across from Dr. Catherine Birndorf, as her office was still being furnished. I was the second round of women to enter The Motherhood Center, a support center for new and expecting moms in Manhattan. I was very tired, and very skinny. I had lost a tremendous amount of weight, […]
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New Year’s Resolutions We Can Really Get Behind

Why is the New Year always telling us we’re not good enough? I get the sentiment of New Year’s Resolutions – self-improvement, there is always room to do better, yadda yadda. But what happens when the universe throws a year at you like 2020? You already feel like you aren’t enough and then this seemingly-never-ending […]
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Lowering Expectations as a Parent

by: Laura Akkapeddi Expectations. We all have expectations of ourselves, and expectations of others. And I would guess that you have set the bar higher for yourself than for other people. I know I do, and it’s something I struggle with every day. When I was newly pregnant with my second baby, I shared the […]
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How to deal with stress and anxiety (One Mama’s To-Do List)

by Mama Soul Mom stress is an entirely new level of stress. We work to manage it on a daily basis, more than anyone sees on the surface. It certainly fluctuates, so if you feel your stress levels creeping up and the familiar wave of “overwhelm” begins to rise, we’ve put together this basic template […]
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Signs and Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

THANK GOODNESS that Postpartum Depression (PPD) is being talked about! The more women who share their stories, the more we can support others looking for information and reassurance that they are not alone, and that they are definitely not crazy.  According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 out […]
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Mandy Major’s Mission is to Normalize Doulas

As women and mothers, we often overlook the value of support. Our society is set up to teach you how to read, write, and do math. But it seems as though life lessons must always be learned on our own. That’s where doulas come in.  November is Family Caregivers Month and we felt this was […]
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It is Through Kindness That We Are Mama Soul 

by Mama Soul In honor of #WorldKindnessDay, we wanted to share our story. We had both just given birth and took the important step to be kind to ourselves and search out the help we needed. Kindness was the impetus and kindness continues to be the reason we work so hard at building this village. […]