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Five Habits of Healthy Full-time Moms

Full-time moms do marvelous work, but can sometimes forget to take care of themselves. Worries, exhaustion, and multitasking can negatively influence their emotional health. It’s a very common problem, so let’s take a look at 5 self-care habits of healthy full-time moms…

Sadness in children

No one is exempt of being sad, not even children. The loss of someone, an unexpected circumstance, a missed opportunity… Sadness in children is more common than we think, that’s why we should be there for them whenever they need…

Children of Depressed Mothers

Human beings are, to a large extent, the product of their environment. The people who take care of us during our first years of life play a decisive role in what we’ll become. Hence, the children of depressed mothers have…

An Open Letter to my Son With Autism

I’ve always dreamed of being a mother. I pictured all the details of my future child’s face: his father’s eyes, my smile, his grandmother’s hair, his grandfather’s height… Motherhood has always seemed as natural to me as breathing. But when…

Does Music Make Children Smarter?

Have you heard of the “Mozart effect”? Does music make children smarter? Do you know where all those claims associating music and intelligence come from? Have you stopped to think about whether it has real scientific basis? There are many circumstances…

The Impact of Having an Absent Mother

We need our mother’s warmth, attention, and affection more than almost anything in our lives. There aren’t many things we need more than it. Think about it: your first big fear is losing her and not having her there when you need…