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ABOUT

Hello m’dear, welcome to moonstruckmom. I’m Ferrah. I am an Expert Blogger, Psychotherapist and mommy dedicated to helping fellow moms find a balance with mental health, fitness and parenting. All while keeping our sanity!

A big task, but I’m up for the job!

 

I’M A MOM AND THEN SOME…

While I have been blogging for years, having my son helped me marry my educational background (Double Honors BA Psychology & Law, 2 year MSW, a Masters focusing on Health & Mental Health at the University of Toronto and MSc in Evidence-Based Interventions from the University of Oxford) to my love of social justice and being a mom.

Finally something useful I can put all that schooling and work experience toward!


THIS BLOG IS ABOUT MOM’S HOLISTIC WELLNESS BECAUSE…

Health for me as a person and practitioner is holistic.

It’s taking care of yourself inside and out —mentally, emotionally, physically, financially and spiritually.

I don’t have to tell you being a mom is hard work. But, in order for you to give your best to your children and family, you need to be at your best all around.

…AND THERE’S NOTHING LIKE THIS OUT THERE.

I KNOW, I STRUGGLED TO FIND TRUSTWORTHY INFO IN ONE PLACE!

On my journey I also noted the fact that there were few safe spaces to talk openly about mama’s mental health and postpartum fitness. In a NON-judgemental way. 

When I became a mom, I also found it frustrating to search for trusted and helpful wellness and parenting resources. I would read loads of uninformed ‘opinions’ online rather than expert opinion, actual research and facts based on some level of science. It was so difficult and time consuming to sift through it all with a newborn in my arms.

 

“THIS IS YOUR ONE-STOP-SHOP FOR POSTPARTUM MENTAL HEALTH, FITNESS & PARENTING”

What I write here is based on my professional and personal experiences, as well as drawn from my education. This is a safe space where I discuss my mom thoughts, concerns, worries and debates in the context of my life as a mom.

 

You get a mama one-stop-shop with:

✔️EASY TO READ RESEARCH-BASED ARTICLES. I try to embed expert opinion in actual research where I can, and within the larger debate.

✔️FREE MENTAL HEALTH, POSTPARTUM FITNESS & PARENTING RESOURCES. I have also compiled some FREE resource guides for you if you are a new mommy, more seasoned mommy or about to start your journey as an expecting mommy.

✔️1:1 COUNSELLING. Contact me to apply for one-to-one counselling.

✔️COMING SOON: IN-DEPTH & INSTRUCTIVE COURSES. Get on the waiting list for Mindful Parenting & Prenatal prep course.

Hopefully this is a safe and nonjudgemental space you too can engage with, discuss being a mom, your overall wellness and parenting.

I also like to add a little laugh to the often serious topics. Life is easier when I don’t take myself too seriously!

If you have thoughts, questions or comments, please comment on posts, get involved in the Facebook discussion and get in touch! Don’t forget to follow us on social media.

Be good to yourself,

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CURIOUS TO KNOW MORE ABOUT ME? 

HERE’S ME AT A GLANCE

Best piece of advice to new & seasoned mommies: Avoid reading random ‘opinions’ about parenting, fitness and mental health topics, you will drive yourself crazy! Trust yourself and your instincts first. And second, read strong sources on topics of interest to you in terms of child rearing and overall wellness so you feel comfortably informed and empowered. We curate those trusted sources in a one-stop-shop. Stick with us, we got you!

Areas of Therapeutic Specialization: Health & Mental Health, Women, Early Intervention for kids, Healthy Relationships, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Mindful Parenting, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Art Therapy & Guided Meditation. 

Motherhood Learning: Motherhood for me has been an ongoing master class in patience and balancing selflessness with self-care.

Secret Guilty Pleasure: Reality TV (no judgement, pleaseee)

My content: Anything I endorse, my name and brand stand next to unless otherwise stated. I feel I have an ethical commitment to my readers and society particularly as a mental health professional. Of course, I mainly focus on topics I have an interest in and have some level of experience with. This is my commitment to my readers and followers.

Mission Statement: This blog focuses on evidence-based postpartum wellness and parenting. Moonstruckmom is hosted by a mental health professional and mommy. It’s a safe place for new and expecting to seasoned moms to perch themselves for a little laugh, cry or both. The community is here to discuss the good, the bad and the insanity that comes with being a mom. While we are here for moms, we also support daddies too!