Puck & Pearl: Exploring Childhood & Parenting

Puck & Pearl


I see you Out there. You keep the company of little kids But you’re all alone, most of the time. You’re communicating often in the high pitched range of your … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tell a Friend: You Are a Good Mama | Raising Kvell

Oh my gosh, I had to re-post this (see link below) on my blog because reading this moved me.  It encourages women to tell each other they’re a good mama. … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

On Temper Tantrums

Fellow Moms, we are all vulnerable when it comes to temper tantrums. First, if our child has a temper tantrum, we are at a loss sometimes as to what to … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Parenting Babies is Insanely Difficult: Part 3

As promised, more on the insanity of parenthood from Psychologist Mom…. check out the following “insane” moments (that you might relate to): 1) So, I’m putting A to sleep one … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Parenting Babies is Insanely Difficult

PART I It’s only been fifteen and a half months of parenting for us. We have a 15 month old and a 3 month old. Granted, we are on the … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ghosts in the Nursery: How my own childhood can affect how I parent

The title of the 1975 paper “Ghosts in the Nursery” by Fraiberg, Adelson and Shapiro haunted me as I became a mother. Why should I be haunted?  I’m a therapist, … Continue reading

September 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sleep and Babies: Should I let my baby cry it out?

So much is written about sleep and babies. ZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Should I let my baby cry herself to sleep or do I respond to her every cry when she wakes? As … Continue reading

September 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Psychology of Breastfeeding

In the wake of the Time magazine article on attachment parenting, and its provocative cover of a woman breastfeeding her four-year-old, I wanted to share a few thoughts on breastfeeding … Continue reading

September 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

MA-ME! Observations of a Mommy Psychologist

Photo by David Terrazas Upon becoming a mother, and experiencing firsthand the birth, psychological awakening, and unfolding cognitive development of a baby, my very own son, I noticed concepts from … Continue reading

September 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

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