Linden Blog

March 22, 2017

Create a Meaningful Support System to Counter the Weight of Mommy Guilt

One of the most surprising aspects of new motherhood is loneliness.  While family or friends may have prepared you for sleepless nights and diaper blowouts, few mention how lonely you may feel in the middle of the night when most of the world is asleep or when trapped at home during the afternoon naps.  It […]

March 1, 2017

Adjust Your Expectations to Overcome Mommy Guilt: 5 Strategies to Start Today

It’s hard to imagine motherhood without a heaping dose of mommy guilt.  Moms start judging their choices and behaviors from the moment they begin referring to themselves as moms.  And, typically, they judge themselves as coming up short or outright failing. In the previous Linden Blog post, we point out that not all mommy guilt is a bad […]

February 23, 2017

Embracing & Overcoming Mommy Guilt: Step One in a Three Part Series

Women never call the psychologist’s office asking for help managing their mommy guilt.  Yet it’s a topic that invariably comes up during sessions as a secret sense of failure many women carry with them, no matter what age their children.  Mothers often share through tears about how they judge themselves as inadequate for not measuring […]

February 16, 2017

Parenting a Picky Eater: 10 Tips to Improve Meal Time

From the moment of birth, a child’s eating behavior can lead to great joy or tremendous frustration for parents and children alike. For parents of a picky eater, it can seem like an impossible task to get a child eat a single bite of broccoli, let alone a well-balanced and nutritious meal! There have been […]

January 18, 2017

How to Genuinely Enjoy Playing with Your Child if it Doesn’t Come Easily

Do you really enjoy playing with your children? Or does playing feel like a chore? It’s not an activity that comes naturally for many parents. And parents often feel shame or embarrassment about this, judging themselves as parenting failures.  But it doesn’t have to be this way. The truth is that we spend much of […]