The Transition to Dadhood

by Dr. Jay Warren (as published in Pathways Magazine) Nowadays, Dads play an essential role in prenatal care, birth preparation and in labor and delivery. New fathers are also now expected to be active caregivers in the first days, weeks and months of their child’s life – bathing, bottle feeding, diaper changing, clothing, soothing, cuddling, putting down to sleep, playing … Read More

A Mother’s Day Wish for all Moms AND Moms-to-be

In this month’s newsletter we are celebrating moms and hopefully for you that means getting to spend time with those you love, enjoying your version of decadence, and so many flowers and chocolate! Wishing you the best Mother’s day to you all, especially to those that are celebrating their first mama’s day!  There were quite a lot of you this … Read More

A Mindful Mother’s Day

In small ways we can make every day a more perfect day just by slowing down and becoming more mindful of the experience we are having in the moment…this is the practice of mindfulness. All too often I find myself caught up in my to-do lists and go through my day forgetting my deep desire to remain mindful.  But sometimes … Read More

Spoiler Alert: You’re Not My Mom

Oh Mother’s Day … I don’t even know what to say about this one.  As a mother of young kids, you kind of feel like you’ve been through battle, and then there is this one day that’s supposed to be yours. I’m a MOM darnit, celebrate me. But the crazy part is that the moms who are in the trenches … Read More

Celebrating New Motherhood

As we have moved from communal living, we have gotten away from our roots. We have lost our rituals and discontinued ceremonies that celebrate our various rites of passage. While ceremonies and rituals sound like ‘extras’, I assure you they are essential. World wide new mothers have long been honored with sacred ceremonies to recognize all they’ve accomplished through pregnancy, … Read More