Linden Blog

May 25, 2017

Summer Survival Guide for Parents to Avoid Boredom, Stress, & Burnout

It’s summertime!  Many parents anticipate summer break with a feeling of excitement and freedom, looking forward to lazy mornings spent sleeping in and relaxed evenings without homework pressures.  Released from the structure and schedule of the academic calendar, the whole family can look forward to fun activities at a more leisurely pace.  Maybe… The novelty of […]

April 26, 2017

Reduce Your Suffering by Challenging Your Irrational Thoughts

If you’ve ever wondered what is at the root of so much unnecessary suffering, look no further than your own thoughts.  Specifically, look closely at the irrational thoughts you habitually engage in.  During times of stress, most of us find ourselves in a familiar pattern of negative self talk which is based on these irrational thoughts.  Psychologists have identified two […]

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 […]