Mama Matters: Postpartum FL's Blog

Ain’t it Good to Know You’ve Got a Friend?: Why Perinatal Social Support is Essential to Maternal-Infant Health

Today our Perinatal Mental Health “MisConquestion” (that’s a misconception question) is about the effects of isolation on a new mother’s emotional and mental wellbeing, and how Postpartum Florida volunteers can help ease the pain and emptiness of New Mother Loneliness… Q: Why would a new mom need a social support group just ’cause she had […]

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Note to ^Former Self

After almost a decade of motherhood, a corner has been rounded, and my idealistic pre-baby self stands and waves to me through a tunnel of time.  Out of respect, appreciation and just a touch of pity for her and her incredibly earnest naiviete, I jotted down a few thoughts (specifically 23) for her to consider, decry […]

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The Inversion of Helpful Advice

By Sarah Workman Checcone Whilst in Ikea for the second full day in a row with my husband, accompanied by the sum total of our short offspring, I found myself standing in the bowels of the pendant lighting section, bereft of my spouse who’d taken the golden opportunity to pounce upon a slow-moving herbivore-esque store […]

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Ask the Expert

Though not usually one to overdo it on so-called “expert” parenting advice, I must say I agree with the gurus on one thing – sleep cues. As a parent it is so important to learn to read your child’s signs of fatigue in order to ensure them healthy and well-timed night’s rests. The tricky part is, […]

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Walking in a Walmart Wonderland

As an homage to the recently retired David Letterman, please allow me to present The Top Ten Things that Happened to Us at Walmart Today: 10. An overzealous “greeter” telling my children he was going to “take them home,” eliciting tears from my 1 yo and moving my 3 yo to inquire if he was, in fact, […]

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