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What You Need to Know About Getting Through Postpartum Depression

What You Need to Know About Getting Through Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is a heartbreaking condition that robs you of the happy moments you should have with your baby in the weeks after its birth. Instead of feeling that new mom bliss, you’re left feeling sad, detached, and guilty. When you’re suffering from postpartum depression, that’s normal — and you need to remember, it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Let’s look at some key facts about postpartum depression and how you can overcome it.

Using CBD to manage Anxiety: One Mom's Story

Using CBD to manage Anxiety: One Mom's Story

This week, one of the founders behind The Press Pause Project shares her personal story with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and how CBD has helped her live a happier, healthier life, including being more “present in the moment” with her husband and three kids. With so many women—particularly moms—dealing with anxiety, postpartum and silently drowning in life, we’re happy to partner with a brand looking to help.

Outsmarting Daylight Savings Time: A few tricks to help ease your children’s transition to the time change!

Outsmarting Daylight Savings Time: A few tricks to help ease your children’s transition to the time change!

The dreaded daylight savings is upon us! Suddenly your adorable children, who were happily asleep until at least 6 AM are awake and ready to go at 5. I don’t know about you, but in my house, 5 AM is the middle of the night. So what can we do to help our kids adjust to this change (and keep our sanity!)?

Want a “Great School” for Your Kids?  Start with These 5 Questions.

Want a “Great School” for Your Kids? Start with These 5 Questions.

Every family is different, but they all seem to align on one thing: the priority to have “great schools” for their kids. The challenge? Each family defines “great schools” differently. Suburban Jungle works closely with each client to find the community with the best fit. To determine the right types of schools for your family, Suburban Jungle suggests asking yourself FIVE key questions.

Meet the Neurosurgeon Mom Behind Cerebelly!

Meet the Neurosurgeon Mom Behind Cerebelly!

Meet Teresa Purzner, the mom-of-three — and Stanford-trained neurosurgeon — behind Cerebelly, our newest partner. We’re excited to share the story of this innovative baby food brand, which Teresa created after she couldn’t find a product that had the nutrients she knew babies needed to best support brain growth—it’s now in over 400 Whole Foods nationwide. Learn more!

Breathe 4ALS – Help a Westport family change the world!

Breathe 4ALS – Help a Westport family change the world!

If you missed our Meet a Mom on Iris Greenfield a few weeks back or haven’t heard of the incredible new organization – Breathe 4ALS, please don’t miss this incredible story from this incredible Westport family currently fighting the fight with ALS and inspiring so many of us along the way! Click through to see their new video on their mission, and how one man’s bravery can help change lives forever.

Meet Iris!

Meet Iris!

Westport mom of three and founder of Noa Health and Acupuncture, Iris is a true superstar in every sense of the word. Growing up in places ranging from Houston, TX to Anchorage, Alaska, Iris loves to travel, as does her family, though local trips to Mystic and Stonington remain family favorites. For as long as she can remember, Iris has been focused on healing, and with her husband Jonathan’s ALS diagnosis late last year, she is as determined as ever. Through a combination of cutting edge breathing techniques and local events, including one at the new MoCA Westport on 10/17, Iris and her family are fighting for every day of healthy living they can get. Iris is a rock, often trying to find the bright side of even very challenging situations, and we are hopeful our community can rally around Iris and her family as they continue their own healing journey.

Meet Robyn

Meet Robyn

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we are incredibly fortunate that Robyn – Weston mom of two and recent breast cancer survivor – has shared her story with us. It is a story about being pro-active, brave, vulnerable, and strong, while inspiring hope. Just over one year ago, Robyn’s life changed forever when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and her journey to come out on the other side (filled with chemotherapy, hair loss, multiple surgeries and more), would not have been what It was without exercise, her friends and family, and her own unrelenting drive to be a survivor. Robyn’s story is raw…It is scary…It is real. But It is also a story about gratitude and one that should remind us women – and us moms – to trust our gut, to make ourselves a priority, and to never, ever give up.

Meet Jenna (aka "Lunchpails & Lipstick")!

Meet Jenna (aka "Lunchpails & Lipstick")!

With fashion and lifestyle bloggers having such a big voice in the world today, It is always exciting when you find out a true down to earth and rockstar one lives right around the corner! If you don’t know Jenna Crandall – or Lunchpails & Lipstick – check It out! Jenna began blogging in 2013 (originally in NYC), after having 3 kids in 3 years, as an outlet that allowed her to connect with others while exploring her passions, namely fashion, skincare, and travel! Jenna loves Westport and meeting new people all the time, through work and her kids, though she admits to being inherently quite shy. Jenna has been an esthetician for 15 years, and in another life would likely own a MedSpa. If you notice someone around town with sunglasses and a hat most of the time, It may just be her, so say hi; she is thrilled to be part of this welcoming and vibrant community, and we’re lucky to have her.

Introducing Saint Jane Beauty, the newest CBD Skincare Collection

Introducing Saint Jane Beauty, the newest CBD Skincare Collection

Please meet Casey Georgeson, founder of @saintjanebeauty, our latest #partner. Having just launched in January, Casey’s used her experience as a brand creator for impressive brands like Marc Jacobs Beauty, Sephora and Elizabeth and James Nirvana to create a high-quality CBD skincare collection that is already catching getting plenty of attention from places like @voguemagazine.

Back to school dinners just got a whole lot easier!

Back to school dinners just got a whole lot easier!

Still curious about the NEW Mystic Market? This time of year can be busy and Mystic Market knows that when school is in session, easy dinners are essential for staying on a tight schedule. To help us moms out, their chef has used the freshest, locally sourced ingredients currently in season to prepare 85+ Market-Made meals you just pick up, heat up and serve! SPECIAL WESTPORTMOMS OFFER – Buy 2 and get the 3rd FREE!

Recognizing & Avoiding Common Playground Injuries (courtesy of Coastal Orthopedics)

Recognizing & Avoiding Common Playground Injuries (courtesy of Coastal Orthopedics)

While summer may be winding down, that doesn’t mean outdoor activities are ending anytime soon!
That means monkey bars, swimming pools, trampolines, skateboards and more. While these activities are loads of fun, they are also a common place for our kiddos to get hurt. Here are some classic playground injuries and some things to look for from Coastal Orthopedics in case your child takes a tumble.

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