parenting

Category: parenting

Picture this: you just separated from the other parent of your children. The foundation of your life has crumbled, and you face a lifetime still connected to the person associated with the most intense sadness, hurt, and anger you have ever felt. That’s how co-parenting starts for many. That’s how it started for me.

Creating a new life which supported my children and me while surviving tidal waves of emotion was hard and lonely.

It’s an exciting time to be having a baby. Even if you, yourself, are not the one having the baby. I discovered this over the last year as I wrote my newest book, Green Mama-to-Be: Creating a Happy, Healthy, and Toxin-Free Pregnancy. Some of the research is so new that the studies are literally just now being published. They are changing the very idea of what we thought to be true about the nature of human life. They are also fundamentally hopeful concepts: perhaps our health — or lack thereof — is not as set in stone as we once believed.