Puck & Pearl: Exploring Childhood & Parenting

Puck & Pearl


As a psychologist, I don’t use the word INSANE lightly. I mean it all the way in reference to the difficulty of parenting, and so I stand by my title. … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 1 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 3-4 Months

We did it!  We finally were able to get A to sleep in a new way! I don’t even know how the transition happened.  Remember that in earlier months I … Continue reading

September 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sleep 1-3 Months, A Chronicle

Okay, now let’s leave some of the theory and research on sleep behind, and get down to the nitty gritty of what I actually did to put A to sleep.  … Continue reading

September 17, 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

Baby’s First Images

It’s not only because of my love of art that I could not wait to share images with baby A. It took A weeks to open his eyes, and then … Continue reading

September 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

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