Surviving as a Working Mom During Coronavirus

Surviving as a Working Mom During Coronavirus

While waiting in line at Rite Aid this morning (keeping the 6 feet apart rule), I overheard a woman at the checkout counter saying to the cashier, “I am a nurse and this is my day off. I keep telling my kids, ‘This isn’t a vacation, do your f——g homework!’”  A...
Social Connection as a Preventive Measure

Social Connection as a Preventive Measure

Research has shown that social connection is the best protective factor against perinatal depression and anxiety, marital strife, and childhood developmental issues, so why hasn’t the public health sector caught on? Since research clearly shows that social support is...
When Things Fall Apart With Your Toddler

When Things Fall Apart With Your Toddler

You’re having a great time with your little one when suddenly things take a turn for the worse.  How do you turn things back around? Difficult times with your toddler can actually be rich opportunities to connect if you approach the situation mindfully.  I know in the...

The Gift of You

We at Well Baby Center want to wish you a most joyous holiday season. You know the lyrics that begin with “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth…”? Well the truth is, the real thing your children crave is YOU!  All the gifts in the world...

Breastfeeding, Sleeping, and Family Wellness

As pediatrician and psychoanalyst D.W. Winnicott said, there is “no such thing as a baby; there is only a baby and a mother.” Conversely, I suppose, there is no such thing as a mother, there is only a mother and a baby. Breastfeeding, Sleeping, and Family Wellness All...