Last week was Random Acts of Kindness Week. I asked some moms to share about random acts of kindness they have received or done to help new moms. Listen in and hear their great responses.
An update: There are lots of great things and guests on the horizon. Momxiety Club Podcast will be taking a little hiatus in order to prep, plan, and record these future episodes.
An FPIES Diagnosis after Introducing Solids and Breastfeeding Challenges with a Tongue Tie: An Interview with Carly Sachs
Meet Carly Sachs, a mom of two lovely ladies who is passionate about talking about the reality of motherhood. She blogs about making the transition to motherhood, parenting, awesome products, and staying sane at The Mamma's List. Carly shares about her postpartum and breastfeeding experiences, why she started the Mamma’s List Blog, and how her youngest was diagnosed with FPIES (Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome).
As a way of paying it forward, when you join the Momxiety Club, your first month’s fee is donated to a charity that benefits families and children who are handling a chronic illness or disability.
Postpartum Anxiety After Having a Second Child: Why it was so Hard to Recognize the Second Time with Tori Levine
After having my second child I didn’t recognize my postpartum anxiety because it was completely different than the worries I had with my first. I even remember telling my general practitioner that my anxiety was way less than the first time (boy was I wrong)!
I didn’t realize or acknowledge that postpartum anxiety could be manifesting itself in feelings of failure, lack of feeling connected to the baby, feelings of anger and rage, and feeling like my family would be better off without me because I was just adding to the people my husband had to take care of.
Despite what I had been told during previous calls and visits to his pediatricians' office, blood and clots in a 2-year-old’s stool is not just toddler constipation and NOT normal. Listen as I share the story of how my then-two-year-old was diagnosed with Very Early Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease. I’ll share how helpful trusting your mother’s intuition or ‘gut’ can be, how isolated and jealous I felt of moms with “normal” healthy kids, and how chatting with a mom in the gymnastics waiting room lifted a huge weight off my back.
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I was “first time mom anxious” after my first was born. The first few weeks I would burst into tears randomly, especially anytime I would think about being left alone with Reuben. We had an extremely difficult time with breastfeeding, I felt like a FAILURE, and felt like there was no way I would be able to feed him alone. Miraculously after tongue and lip tie revisions, multiple lactations consultant visits, nipple shields, syringe feeding, bottle feeding, breastmilk and spit up everywhere, pumping, use of a SNS feeder and what seemed like we needed 8 hands to do - Reuben latched on his own at 3 weeks old and I felt empowered but still needed support...
Breathing, developing and setting boundaries for realistic self-care, practicing gratitude, and using movement were all highlighted during the first calendar year of the Momxiety Club Podcast. Today I revisit and recap these tips and practices to help support and guide you into a calmer 2021. Cheers ? to a New Year with less anxiety and stress!
Do you have goals or resolutions for the coming year? Share them via email firstname.lastname@example.org or record a voicemail at join.momxietyclub.com.
Meet Rabbi Ariana Capptauber who within the span of a few months, became ordained, moved to a new state, started a new job, and gave birth to her first child. Hear how mindfulness, meditation, spirituality, accepting things as they are, and forgiveness have helped her during this momentous time of her life.
Her Rosh Hashanah sermon about forgiveness is what prompted me to ask her to be a guest. And I thought there was no better time than the end of the year, when many reflect on the past year and make plans and resolutions for the New Year, to share this interview.
Meet Carrie Mahoney, mom of two and former licensed therapist.
“Own your anxiety or it will own you.” Carrie gave me some of the best advice I’ve received about dealing with anxiety. Listen in on our conversation about all things anxiety and motherhood. From being born anxious, to pregnancy, birth, and all the feelings that go along with being a mom, Carrie and I cover it all in this episode.
At the end of the episode, we ask you to email email@example.com or record a voicemail at join.momxietyclub.com and share your experiences with connecting with OR not having a connection immediately with your newborn.
Survival mode as a new mom can take on a different meaning for each mom. In this episode, mom of 10, Ashley Buffa, shares survival mode is for her. Hear Ashley’s journey from a home in chaos to achieving more patience and less anxiety. Her “survival mode” is very similar to what I call our “realistic self-care”.
Ashley is a business owner and dedicated non-perfectionist home systems extraordinaire! She is passionate about helping any mom who is ready for change to realize and achieve a neat space that really feels like Home Sweet Home.
here is SOOOOOOOOOO much going on right now to make momxiety go through the roof! Today I’m sharing some of my own, as well as other mom’s ideas, for self-care that can be done during a pandemic.
We have all had our schedules thrown off since March and when we feel like we start getting into a routine, that routine gets shifted, by work/lack of work, in-person/virtual/hybrid/canceled school, and where and how often we can leave our house.