Feeling like there's not enough of you to go around? Knowing if you're doing what's best for your kids? Disciplining? What are the most challenging parts of being a mom for you? Host Lindsay Aerts and KSL Newsradio's Maria Shilaos talk about some specific aspects of motherhood they find hard. You may just be glad you listened to this episode for some motherhood validation...
Doctors are starting to study the psychological changes that happen when a woman becomes a mother. They were recently outlined in a New York Times articled called The Birth of a Mother. Host Lindsay Aerts discusses with Amy-Rose White the Director of the Maternal Mental Health Collaborative how making moms aware that these changes can occur could help with maternal mental health and well-being.
For moms who have experienced a postpartum mood or anxiety disorder, there are a myriad of symptoms she might be going through that don't fall under the traditional definition of postpartum depression, and not knowing some of these common symptoms may mean she doesn't seek help for this treatable illness. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Amy-Rose White, the Director of the Maternal Mental Health Collaborative about changing the way we look at perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
Host Lindsay Aerts has a Mother's Day show that will address the mental health of moms. Lindsay's guest is Amy-Rose White LCSW, the Director of the Utah Chapter of Maternal Mental Health Collaborative. Mothers go through both physical and psychological changes when they go through birth. Lindsay and Amy talk about those problems that can arise like Postpartum depression and anxiety. There is free help out there.
We see it often - happy, smiling, mothers with well-behaved kids who seem to be breezing through motherhood loving every moment. Host Lindsay Aerts knows this hasn't been her reality. She talks with Dr. Julie Hanks of Wasatch Family Therapy about how to not buy into the "perfect mom" message.
Living in a social media world has really perpetuated a notion that motherhood is all fun outings, silly selfies, clean kids, and fun. In reality, motherhood can be a lot messier. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Dr. Julie Hanks of Wasatch Family Therapy about what to do the next time you see the "perfect mom" on social media.
Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Dr. Julie Hanks of Wasatch Family Therapy about making motherhood about the relationship, not necessarily about the checklist of things you "should" be doing. This is part of an extended conversation about negating the "perfect mom" message.
Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Dr. Julie Hanks of Wasatch Family Therapy about how we compare ourselves not only to other moms, but to the "perfect mom" message, and how that tends to rob us of joy in our mothering experiences.