• 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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  • Perfectionism, comparison-making, and more on the Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books podast!

    I’ve been a big fan of Zibby Owens and the Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books podcast for years, so I was thrilled to be a guest myself! We talked about all things Mom Brain, including coping with social media comparison-making and learning how to mom a little less perfectly. The link to the episode is here. Hope you…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Moms! Keep a “mom diary” for a day, and you might be featured in The Washington Post!

    Moms! Interested in keeping a “mom diary” for a day, which might be featured in an upcoming article in the Washington Post On Parenting? I’m writing a piece on maternal emotions and want to include actual emotion monitoring from real moms. If you’d like to participate, please keep a feelings diary for one day, noting down all of your emotional…

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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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