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    Normalize Postpartum Depression, Normalize Depression 

    Before I start, I want to mention that this post could be a trigger for some to read. If you are feeling extra sad already today, then please come back to this later. My goal though is to normalize postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety because no one should feel ashamed. “This is an illness that takes away a woman’s ability to access joy … right at the time she needs it most.” -Dr. Katherine Wisner Dr. Wisner could not have said it better. Postpartum depression and anxiety eats at you during the time that you are already so vulnerable due to the adjusting hormones. We tried for quite some time…

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    “I Like Me!”

    The first day of school is just around the corner! Many families have been in quarantine for a few months now, which means their children have had little to no peer interaction. This may pose a social struggle for some as they reenter the classroom. Typically, a hot teaching topic during the first week of school is friendship. Rather than focusing on how to make friends or how to teach social skills, I’d like to dive deeper into the foundation of friendship, which is self-esteem. If children can learn to be happy with who they are and love themselves, they can then share that love with others and develop strong,…

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    Meet the Green Playgroup Coordinator

    Meet Sarah Hess our Green Group Coordinator. Her playgroup are children who were born from September 2018 – August 2019. These little active tots are officially on their own this year and no longer have joint playdates with the Blue playgroup. Sarah Hess is a mom of five (6, 5, 4, 3, 1.) Her children are in Orange, Yellow, Green and Blue playgroups.  How did you find CECPTA? The year before we moved to Texas my oldest two kids got very lonely, because we were in a new area and didn’t know very many people. My daughter, who is normally very outgoing, told me she didn’t want to go to church one Sunday, because she didn’t know…