Were the "good old days" really so good? Was parenting easier back in the day or is that just an illusion? What about being a kid? Was it better then...or now? That's what I'm on a mission to find out in my new podcast, Parenting Then and Now. I've raised kids in four different decades: 80's, 90's, 00's and the 10's and boy, have things changed. Join me on this long strange trip, won't you?
Episode 17 - Love Thyself, New Mom
Maria Lianos-Carbone found that being a new mother in the mid-2000's was very different from her experience of watching her mother raise Maria and her siblings many years prior. The child of Greek immigrants, Maria grew up with the perspective that women who eventually become new mothers are "naturally" able to handle it all -household, baby, spouse and all. When Maria gave birth to her own children, her experience was very different, and the stress of new motherhood was marked by a bout of postpartum depression. In this episode of the Parenting Then and Now podcast, Maria discusses her experience in relation to her upbringing, how she got through the fog, the effect of social media on new parents (it's not positive) and more. Maria's book - "Oh, Baby: A Mom's Self-Care Survival Guide For the First Year" provides tips and practical advice for new moms, based on Maria's firsthand experience.