At some point in a parent’s journey, especially motherhood, we have all been told to take care of ourselves. Breath, go for a walk, schedule a massage or take a bubble bath. This is the premise of self-care. It makes sense. We need healthy moms to raise healthy families. But it implies that she needs to do something for herself. That she needs to put the effort in. And if you have ever lived the overwhelm of motherhood, it is easier said than done.
In the past few years new research regarding community care has been presented. Experts ask that instead of self-care, people consider practicing another form of compassion: community care. This is the foundation of Healthy Families.
While forms of self-care are a large part of Healthy Families, we are grounded in community care principles and offer a unique approach to supporting families. Postpartum workshops, mama mentors, walking groups, a community garden, movement classes, premade frozen meals, education seminars and community resources are all part of what makes us Healthy Families.
Our social networks are shrinking. Many of our patients struggle with infertility, anxiety throughout pregnancy, postpartum depression and the overwhelm of motherhood. We turn to each other to get through this. Healthy Families is a trusted place people can turn to. Self-care isn’t enough. We need community care for families to thrive.
It takes a team to create the positive change we wish to see in your life. Below is our network of organizations and professionals we believe in that represent the vitalistic philosophy.