By Jill Urwick with Maureen McDonnell
Stress…the word alone triggers a myriad of reactions, both emotional and physical. As a very busy mom of 3 kids (one with autism), I have experienced countless “Calgon take me away” moments! Just the thought of the day-to-day grind of the kids’ activities, homework, doctor appointments, meal preparation, laundry, household chores, work, etc. is enough to give me anxiety. Can you relate?
I used to get ...
Having a baby can be overwhelming but often the stress is compounded when almost everyone who crosses your path shares their differing views and opinions on pregnancy, birth and parenting. Although well-intentioned, it can become quite daunting for the mom-to-be or new mom when bombarded with advice regarding:
• What and when to feed your child
• How often you should play with your child and what games are the most educational?
Pregnancy can be extremely exciting, but also a daunting experience. There are so many things to consider (even when it’s your second) and the questions and options that arise can seem a bit overwhelming, to say the least!
What should I eat (and drink) and which foods do I need to avoid?
What activities can I still enjoy?
When do I need to go to the doctor?
Should I choose ...