Postpartum depression in a pandemic

By |2020-07-23T14:44:13-07:00July 23rd, 2020|All Articles, Baby|

All new parents are at-risk for developing Postpartum Depression (PPD), sometimes referred to as Perinatal Mood Disorder (PMD) during pregnancy or after the birth of a new child. PMD includes postpartum anxiety and postpartum psychosis (very rare). But having a baby during a pandemic presents even more challenges for parents, as you navigate social distancing, [...]

Tips for Parenting In Uncertain Times: Part 1

By |2020-04-07T16:57:58-07:00April 7th, 2020|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool|

Whether you have a 1-month old, 1-year old, or 10-year old, chances are you are currently parenting very differently than you were mere weeks ago before schools were closed, events were cancelled, and you were asked to practice social distancing. Parenting under a pandemic is uncharted territory for pretty much all of us. It’s not [...]

Modern Fatherhood: Balancing Work-Family Life

By |2020-02-04T16:57:42-07:00February 4th, 2020|Baby|

The data is in! Research shows that children of present, engaged fathers are less likely to drop out of school, go to jail, and avoid high risk behaviors later in their lives, such as smoking, underage drinking, or teen pregnancy. This is great news, especially as cultural roles are shifting and many families are choosing [...]

Self-Regulation Techniques for Parents

By |2019-10-18T16:14:02-07:00October 18th, 2019|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Teens & Tweens, Toddler & Preschool|

As parents, our focus tends to be on teaching our children healthy ways to manage (or regulate) their “big” feelings. We teach them ways to calm their breathing, slow down their thoughts, and release explosive feelings in positive outlets, such as drawing or talking a walk. But when’s the last time you checked in [...]

2019 Lane County Pumpkin Patch Guide

By |2019-09-20T16:24:44-07:00September 20th, 2019|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Teens & Tweens, Toddler & Preschool|

The rainy mornings and changing leaves aren’t the only things reminding us that fall has arrived. Oregon is a little more on the orange side this season, as pumpkins pop up everywhere from grocery stores to road-side stands to neighborhood front porches. Although you can find great pumpkins outside of your nearest supermarket, the [...]

In The Moment: Being a More Present Parent

By |2019-08-16T17:03:16-07:00August 16th, 2019|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool|

Our children are connected and attached to us! Sometimes that attachment is overwhelming and it seems like they just want our attention all the time. Whether it’s an infant’s cry, your older son endlessly talking about Minecraft, or your toddler needing extra snuggles at the end of a long day,  it’s built into their DNA—and [...]

Friends And Foes: Navigating Sibling Relationships

By |2019-07-26T16:36:32-07:00July 26th, 2019|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Pregnancy, Toddler & Preschool|

When baby number 2 was still in the womb, you may have daydreamed about what your children’s relationship would look like: “Will my oldest help get diapers for his baby brother?” Or “Will my youngest daughter dance like her older sister? Maybe they will perform in recitals together!” Flash forward to present day, and now [...]