Jasmine is a local mom who lives in Fairfield with her husband and three children (born 2010, 2013 and 2018). She is a psychotherapist with a focus on women in life transition, especially the perinatal period. Her private practice is located in downtown Fairfield (BetterSelfCT.com). Jasmine was born and raised in Connecticut but spent her college and graduate school years in and around New York City. She has worked as a psychotherapist since 2007 and is passionate about helping others to reach their goals. Jasmine is still trying to get the hang of this parenting thing, 10 years into it. In the two hours after her children go to bed, she enjoys a good glass of wine and watching the latest Netflix series with her husband. She also loves the beach, supportive mom friends and baked goods.
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Mom Approved First-Aid Tips and Tricks

When I was a kid, I had my fair share of scrapes, stitches, and other injuries. I never broke a bone, but I did engage in solid boneheaded behavior. One time my friends and...

What Back to School Means When Your Child Struggles

I have always loved the fall. The weather gets a bit cooler. The fall foliage brings a splash of color to our green landscape, and we families return to the routine of school and...

The Volvo XC90 – A Stylish Upgrade

I had the pleasure of spending the weekend with the Volvo XC90 from Riley Volvo Cars Stamford. This vehicle is certainly a style upgrade from my Honda Pilot. Don’t get me wrong, I love...
I see you mama

I See You Mama

To the working mama who stays up late to pack the lunchboxes and fold the laundry, I see you. To the stay-at-home mama who scrubs dishes through naptime, even though it’s her only break,...
mental health

You Are the One You Need

Last month I wrote about Mental Health and Motherhood, and immediately I wanted to add an addendum. In my post, I listed a few key components of mental health for mothers based on my...
mental health

Mental Health and Motherhood

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and a perfect time to discuss mental health and motherhood. As a psychotherapist who specializes in working with women during the perinatal period and beyond, consistent themes come...

Is My Child Suffering from Burnout?

A few days after a glowing parent-teacher conference about our 10-year-old, maybe the best one we’ve ever had, she came down with a cold. Her brother had it before her, and then it hit...

When COVID-19 Comes to Your Home

I’m starting this post with a disclaimer: we had an extremely mild case compared to many people in this country and the world. This post is meant only to give an example of what...

Getting Down and Dirty About Diapers

We were getting to the end of our monthly Amazon shipment of diapers when I ran over to CVS to grab a pack to get us through until the next one arrived. The shelves...
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Dear Baby

Dear Baby, Hi, I’m your new mom. I’m glad to meet you. Everything about you is so new. Your skin is amazing. It glows. You are perfect right now, and I have no idea what...