A topic that comes up regularly with my clients in their twenties and thirties is examining parenthood. I sense that people are being incredibly mindful about whether or not to bring children into the world. This has been especially evident during COVID, combined with a terrifying political climate, and … [Read more...] about How Do I Decide on Parenthood?
Deciding on Parenthood
Many of my clients are new mothers. I can’t count how many sessions I’ve sat with a new mom with a baby on her lap (who is busy breastfeeding or napping). These sessions are a wonderful experience for me because I absolutely LOVE babies, but unfortunately, for my client, are often rough because new mom is … [Read more...] about How to Deal with Postpartum Depression
The photo above: My mother Marion, my grandmother Ruth, and me in London, England April 2014 Roughly four years ago, I wrote a Mother’s Day article dedicated to my mother which spanned three generations: My granny, my mum, me and my sister Ruth: My Mum and her mum I followed that up with an article about … [Read more...] about In Memory of Granny Ruth on Mother’s Day
In my previous article, I shared my own personal story of choosing to be child-free. Right around the same time, another therapist, Ann Davidman, contacted me about a book she had just written which she thought would appeal to my readers and clients- she was right! The book is called, Motherhood - Is It For … [Read more...] about Esther Recommends: Motherhood-Is It for Me?
Five years ago, while I was going through my midlife crisis in a big way my friend and colleague, Maryanne Pope asked me to write a piece for her blog on my decision to go child-free as well as my professional take on this important decision in my client’s lives. I share it now with the hopes that it will … [Read more...] about Choosing to be Child-Free: Esther’s Story
My dear friend and writing buddy, Maryanne Pope of Pink Gazelle Productions, asked me a while back to share with her readers my thoughts and experiences with choosing not to have children. Check out her awesome blog where this post was featured. Here is the article I wrote which I hope will inspire some … [Read more...] about Childfree by choice
Being in my forty-first year, I can finally start relaxing about the whole ‘motherhood question’. I am glad to say that for the most part, people have stopped asking me if and when I am going to have children. I am a happily-married (13+ years!) woman who consciously decided not to be a mother and I feel … [Read more...] about To Mom or Not to Mom: That is the Question!