Thriving, not just Surviving Homeschool, after Pregnancy & with Toddlers

Caitlin & Chelsea are both Registered Psychologists. 

Caitlin is a mom of 2. She has a little boy who is 3 and a one-year-old little girl, which keeps her super busy and on the go! 

Chelsea is a mom of 1. Her son was very eager and arrived at 27 weeks gestation and has recently turned one. 

They both run private practices, provide virtual support for Alberta-based clients, and together have created MamaPsychologists to provide psycho-education support to parents everywhere. 

Between the two of them, they have specialization or training in perinatal mental health, children’s mental health, trauma, parenting concerns, and attachment-based therapy. 

They offer support on parent concerns, children’s mental health, perinatal mental health (postpartum anxiety and/or depression, parental burnout, transition to motherhood), birth trauma/NICU, and parenting attachment therapy. 

chelsea & caitlin
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homeschool mama self-care

Have a post-partum coping plan. Have an idea how you’re going to deal with stress, recognize your warning signs. Do you have a support system to help you identify if you’re not doing so well? Plan in advance.

Chelsea, MamaPsychologist

Advice for the Post-Partum & Toddler Parenting:

  • Recognize how long the post-partum period is: longer than you think it is.
  • Buckle your toddler in the carseat and breathe. They’re safe & you can take a mental break.
  • Book a Zoom Grandparent date once a week.
  • Know that kids are super resilient, even when they’re not constantly with other kids during this pandemic season.
  • Give them concerted heart-to-heart contact throughout the day, but don’t worry: they don’t need constant engagement.
  • Daily speak mama mantras to remind yourself what is true.
  • Carve out time alone every day.
  • Set time limits on your work at home.
  • Allow for all your toddler’s emotions, and validate them, so they can learn emotional regulation.
  • Self-care can be so many different things for so many different people. Maybe it’s going to therapy. Maybe it’s listening to music. Maybe it’s vacumming.

You can find Chelsea & Caitlin online at:

They currently have a 3-ebook bundle focused on a postpartum coping plan, parenting toddlers with big emotions, and behavioural struggles (i.e. screen time, mealtime, and bedtime). 

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Get more encouragement in the book: Homeschool Mama Self-Care: Nurturing the Nurturer

Homeschool Mama Self-Care: nurturing the nurturer

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