You're right. This can all feel very overwhelming. I remember myself and I see it over and over again with couples I work with.
Becoming a parent comes with plenty of advice from others, but very few roadmaps for how to do it your way.
There are plenty of books out there on how to be a parent. And of course, you may be inundated with advice from well-meaning family and friends as soon as they find out you’re adding a child to your life.
But there is nothing out there that helps you to know and understand your own parenting style so that you can make the decisions best for your unique family.
Nothing points to your specific history, your individual triggers or your collective communication style as a family-not just as two adults living in a home together.
That’s the point of Baby Proofing Your Relationship. This class won’t tell you what to do. It will help you KNOW what to do.
Babyproofing Your Relationship will arm you with the tools you need to learn about yourselves as partners in parenting, so you can truly be prepared for the life you design for your future family.
Each segment of the course will have a short information video, an optional meditation to do alone or together and some workbook/journal activities to help solidify the lesson learned. This course is designed for busy people, so none of it will be too time consuming.
With all my schooling and training, when I designed this course, I came as a mom first. So, I know how to pack what you need into easily digestible bits.
All of the lessons will leave you and your partner with insight and practical tools to enter in to parenthood and navigate the challenges as a unified team.
Maybe now is the time to tell you a bit about me. I am a Doctor of Psychology with a specialty in trauma and postpartum maternal mental health. In my private practice, I work with new moms managing the huge transition to parenting and seasoned parents learning to navigate the transitions that kids of all ages go through.
Before becoming a counselor, I was a doula, a health coach and I worked as a teacher in public and private schools for 12 years. I even have a Master's Degree in Education, so I know a thing or two about kids. Maybe most important though is that I am a working mom of three teenagers. (Yes, teenagers and yes, I once lived through a year of 3 under 4!)
My kids are 3 different humans with three very different types of needs and I've walked alongside my partner raising them for the better part of 20 years.
So, in short, I am here, in the trenches with you, juggling motherhood, my relationships, career and self-care. I get it. My kids may be closer to college than diapers, but I remember those years and I am still passionate about helping all parents get what they need.