Time Magazine recently published an article explaining the so called Goddess Myth of motherhood and how it could be hurting moms to believe that perfection in motherhood is possible. They site breastfeeding activists, hospitals, doctors, and "mommy shamers" as all part of promoting the problem. Host Lindsay Aerts discusses the article with emotional healer and author, Lindsay Maxfield. They discuss where this message is coming from and talk about what they see as solutions so you can avoid being hurt by it.
Women who've experienced a postpartum mood or anxiety disorder with any of their children are at an increased risk of having it again and that can make the thought of having another baby really scary. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Anastasia Pollock of Lifestone Counseling about some of the fears around deciding to have another child after you've had postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD or psychosis.
Marriage researcher John Gottman says there are four negative communication styles that are the most destructive and biggest predictors of divorce and separation. He dubbed these, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. They are Criticism, Defensiveness, Contempt and Stonewalling. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Know How Mom Georgia Anderson about what to do if you're seeing these show in up any of your relationships.
If a couple is dealing with infertility there may be many questions and emotions surrounding how to grow their family. How do I know if I should move on from trying to get pregnant? Is adoption the next step? Why do I feel so sad about my infertility? Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Camille Hawkins, LCSW and Executive Director of the Utah Infertility Resource Center about some of the losses of infertility and the process of deciding whether to move toward other ways of starting or adding to a family.
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Krista Parry who lost a baby at six weeks and another at sixteen weeks. She shares her incredible story of healing after each loss. We talk with Monica Ashton of The Healing Group who specializes in perinatal loss about the grief process and healing from miscarriage or infant loss.
Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Dr. Julie Hanks of Wasatch Family Therapy about how worry isn't serving us in motherhood. We may think it's useful or helpful to worry but we'll explore ways that worry just leaves us stuck and how we can reduce worry in motherhood.
Host Lindsay Aerts interviews mom of three Cydni Beer for the special about Modern-day Motherhood Myths that aired during LDS General Conference. This is our raw and full conversation about her journey through motherhood, having placenta previa, prenatal depression as well as postpartum depression, and her desire to be stay-at-home mom.