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Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Parents Feel Rejected by Son Who Was Close To Them

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Parents Feel Rejected by Son Who Was Close To Them

My husband and I have five kids, who mean the world to us. They have always enjoyed each other’s company and have been close. Recently, my 23-year-old son Michael, married Anna, who is 20. Since high school he has lived away, attending college in another state, and then living in Europe. We have always been close; when he was away, he used to call me several times a week.

Self-Care this Mother’s Day

Self-Care this Mother’s Day

As we approach Mother’s Day a year into the pandemic, it is more crucial than ever to truly take care of ourselves as moms. Self-care ideas are typically working out, taking a bath, reading a book, scheduling a girls’ night, or a massage. Although all of those are important and should still be something to do—let’s take it a step further. Given the year we have had most of us are emotionally depleted. I would truly spend time reflecting on the type of mom you want to be and what you truly need for self-care. Taking a break from cleaning, working and being constantly “on” to recharge, reflect, have fun, and decompress helps ourselves and our family.