mental self-care for new moms

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#52: Mental Self-Care for New Moms with Colleen O’Grady


What are the habits new moms can begin now to ensure a healthy mindset throughout the all the stages of parenting? In this episode, Colleen O’Grady explains how mental self-care is every bit as important as other all the other tasks on your to-do list and gives you practical ways to communicate what you need. 

About our guest:

Colleen O’Grady is a licensed therapist, coach, and trainer who helps moms reduce drama, reclaim their lives, and dial up the dream with their kids. Colleen has a thriving private practice in Houston, TX and coaches’ moms from around the world.

After 50,000 hours of working with parents and teens and being a mom in the trenches with her own teenage daughter, she published her award winning and best-selling book Dial Down the Drama: Reducing Conflict and Reconnecting with Your Teenage Daughter—-A Guide for Mothers Everywhere. Her sequel, Dial Up the Dream: Make Your Daughter’s Journey to Adulthood the Best for Both of You came out in 2022, both are available wherever books are sold.

Colleen has shared her message of practical hope with moms worldwide in Parents magazine, Wall Street Journal Lunch Break, popular parenting podcasts, and on the red carpet at TEDxWilmington. Colleen is the host of the Power Your Parenting: Moms with Teens podcast; in 2021, it was ranked number one among podcasts on parenting teens.


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In the 2023 season of Parenting in the First 3 Years, we’ll be bringing on parents just like you to share the story of their personal journey. Would you like to apply to be considered as a guest? Let’s talk about it! Simply email Ann McKitrick at

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