• Talking maternal emotions, anxiety, and perfectionism with Vivvi! 8/10 @2 pm EST

    Very excited to be partnering with Vivvi, an innovative childcare company, for a discussion of all things Mom Brain! Join us for a virtual event on August 10th at 2 pm EST when we’ll be covering strategies for managing maternal emotions, anxiety, and perfectionism. The event is free and open to the public. Click on this link to sign up,…

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  • Sharing what I’ve learned about maternal emotions for The Washington Post’s On Parenting

    Anxiety. Guilt. Joy. Love. Grief. These are just some of the many emotions my mom patients (and I!) experience every day. I ask each new patient to keep a mom diary for me, so that we can better understand their day-to-day emotional life. I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to share what I’ve learned from reading many mom diaries–and…

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  • Talking Mom Brain on the What Fresh Hell Podcast!

    Loved talking Mom Brain with the amazing Amy Wilson and Margaret Ables of the What Fresh Hell podcast. We discussed maternal emotions, anxiety, and social media comparison-making, among many other things. I’m a big fan of this podcast–Amy and Margaret are hilarious, sharing the good/bad/ugly aspects of motherhood. They also spotlight parenting books and offer spot-on parenting advice. Please check…

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  • Featured in Parents Magazine: How to cope with “momfluencers” on social media

    So excited that Parents Magazine is featuring an excerpt from Mom Brain about coping with “momfluencers” on social media. I can’t count the number of conversations I’ve had with moms about the stress, anxiety, guilt, shame, rage (and often all of the above) they feel after seeing the flowery posts of #blessed momfluencers on Instagram. Fortunately there are a number…

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  • Talking Mom Brain on the Brian Lehrer Show!

    I was so excited to talk all things Mom Brain with Brigid Bergin on The Brian Lehrer Show this morning. We discussed many topics I cover in the book, including what “mom brain” actually is; how moms can deal with social media comparison-making; and how moms can ensure that they take good care of themselves. Click here for the full…

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  • Mom Brain is almost here!!! Virtual book launch event TONIGHT!!!

    Beyond thrilled to announce that my book, Mom Brain, is out May 9 (click here to pre-order)!!! In the book, I share evidence-based strategies for helping moms manage the many challenges of new motherhood, including emotional upheaval, identity changes, anxiety, social media comparison-making, and relationship shifts. The book features examples drawn from my clinical work and my own experiences as…

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Proven Strategies to Fight the Anxiety, Guilt, and Overwhelming Emotions of Motherhood—and Relax into Your New Self

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I’m Ilyse Dobrow DiMarco, Ph.D., aka DrCBTMom. DrCBTMom.com combines the expert advice of a self-help book with the warmth and readability of a mommy blog.
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