In this podcast from Zero To Three, join host Ernestine Benedict and early childhood expert, doula, and mother Elizabeth Pihlaja as they explore pregnancy, birth, trauma, and mental health and well-being in the earliest years of life.
Self-Care. What a loaded term. I mean, what mother out there has time for self-care, right? Not to mention that so often self-care feels selfish, self-absorbed, and totally irresponsible when we are needing to care for others, like our children…
If you had glaring light on the dash of your truck, you wouldn’t just ignore it until you were stranded. You’re not surprised when your team’s coach sees his team is winded and calls a time-out. Why is calling a dad-time out or focusing on self-care so foreign for dads?…
Have you ever heard of self-compassion? Maybe you have and wondered what it meant. Or maybe you haven’t and are now thinking it sounds silly, or like something that doesn’t apply to you. But what if I told you that the practice of self-compassion is an evidence-based practice that creates resilience through challenging human experiences […]
Pregnancy and early childhood can be a stressful and overwhelming stage for families, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, there are small actions you can take, called ‘self-care,’ to support your mental health and wellbeing on a daily basis.
This week we are celebrating Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, which focuses on bringing attention to the struggles with mental health that many new and expecting parents face. We worked with parents and community members to curate resources that support parents on their wellness and self-care journey. Check them out here.
Insights from Real Colorado Parents
“It would be great to have more information on how to meet other new moms, like who hosts mommy groups or if there is a mommy support group that meets every week. It’s difficult to find other moms to talk with.”