Introduce myself!

If we met in person, I usually give hugs (pre-COVID 😁)! I love meeting new people and connecting with old friends! 💓
 
First of all, I am so glad you are here in the Tranquility Moms community. I have learned so much, personally and professionally, over the past 20 years and wanted to share it with YOU! My focus is sharing anxiety and wellness tips for moms during pregnancy, postpartum and motherhood.
 
Fun fact – I actually started my specialty as a Therapist in maternal mental health BEFORE I had kids. I was so drawn to the connection between mental health and obstetrical care. I loved seeing moms get back on their feet mentally and emotionally during such a key life change. Then, when we had children (we have a boy and a girl), WOW….it rocked my world! I experienced all kinds of panic, worry and was unable to enjoy all the moments.
 
So, I have been passionate about helping others and bringing moms lots of encouragement and easy, quick tools to control anxiety. I work every day to find my own tranquility and I want to help you too!
 
If we have not met, I wanted to take a moment to share a little about myself!
Kathryn Gardner
🌟 My faith is very important to me and got even stronger in 2020 😉 God brings me the strength and wisdom I need, just when I need it and loves me, even with my weaknesses.
🌟 I am married to a Chicago police officer with 25 years of service.
🌟 We have 2 kids. Our son is in 2nd grade and loves all sports. Our daughter is in Kindergarten and loves all things dolls.
🌟 The beach is my happy place!
🌟 I prefer baking instead of cooking dinner!
🌟 I am always working on improving my patience level.
🌟 I am a Therapist that specializes in working with moms and pregnant moms, as well as a Certified Health Coach.
🌟 I started a YouTube channel – Tranquility Moms – in 2020, to share education and information for moms and pregnant moms coping with anxiety and stress.
 
It is so good to connect with you! We are in motherhood together! 💗
 
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Anxiety about Returning to Work after Baby

Happy Friday, Moms!! 💗🌺 Have you set a date to return to work from your maternity leave? Are back to work already…and it is not going well?! 😔
 
In today’s YouTube video (Episode #34), I am sharing 10 SOLUTIONS to Anxiety about Returning to Work after Baby. I know how tough it is to leave your little one, juggle home and work, as well as find a moment for yourself. I have 10 tips, plus a bonus tip for you to plan and feel organized, while honoring your mom instincts and emotions during this big transition!
 
🎥 Check out today’s YouTube video on my channel  Tranquility Moms
 
We are in motherhood together! 🙌💗
 
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The sound of your giggle

Ooooo, the sweetest sound is listening to you giggle! You are happy and that makes me so happy!
 
One of our greatest wishes as a mom is to have our children happy. As your infant grows, they gain a sense of humor and see the joy in the world. You are their greatest joy!
 
Today, take in that small gift and cherish the love that you feel. Feel it, don’t miss it. Live in the Love! #howifellinlovewithyou
 
 
↣ YouTube videos each week for Moms & Pregnant Moms – Control Anxiety & Find Your Tranquility
 
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Cheek to Cheek

So warm and snuggly, you leaned in and we touched cheek to cheek. I love you too!
 
Becoming a mom has so many doubts and then, your little one leans into you for security and nurturing – you are the comfort that your little one knows he/she can truly depend on!
 
Today, take in that small gift and cherish the love that you feel. Feel it, don’t miss it. Live in the Love! #howifellinlovewithyou
 
 
↣ YouTube videos each week for Moms & Pregnant Moms – Control Anxiety & Find Your Tranquility
 
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You smiled at me and melted my heart

You looked at me and smiled….and melted my heart! I am so in love with you!
 
Not every day (or night!) is easy with a newborn. There are so many ups and downs. So many moments of doubt and worry. Then, your little one gives the greatest gift by connecting with you – so deeply and purely – a smile! Baby is in love right back!
 
Today, take in that small gift and cherish the love that you feel. Feel it, don’t miss it. Live in the Love! #howifellinlovewithyou
 
↣ YouTube videos each week for Moms & Pregnant Moms – Control Anxiety & Find Your Tranquility
 
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Holding You In My Arms

One of the most special moments in life is holding your baby for the first time! Such a moment of emotions and love.
 
Even if you did not feel in love right away with baby – be kind to yourself, labor can drain you of everything and it is hard to be connect with love emotions. It can also be shocking that this moment has actually arrived after months of anticipation! It’s here, you did it Mama!!
 
Today, take in that small gift and cherish the love that you feel. Feel it, don’t miss it. Live in the Love! #howifellinlovewithyou
 
 
↣ YouTube videos each week for Moms & Pregnant Moms – Control Anxiety & Find Your Tranquility
 
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Baby Is Almost Here

As each contraction hits, breathe and shift to the visualization of holding and kissing your little one. Baby is almost here!
 
Most of us have anxiety about labor and delivery – we worry about what it will be like? how will I deal with it? will my spouse be a good support? will baby be healthy? Focus your attention beyond the pain to the moment of your baby’s joyous arrival!
 
Today, take in that small gift and cherish the love that you feel. Feel it, don’t miss it. Live in the Love! #howifellinlovewithyou
 
 
↣ YouTube videos each week for Moms & Pregnant Moms – Control Anxiety & Find Your Tranquility
 
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How to Be a Less Irritable Mom

Happy Friday, Moms! 🌺💗 How often do you feel irritable and crabby? Every once in awhile, a few times a week or daily?!
 
Feeling irritable is a common issue for women during pregnancy, postpartum and in motherhood. In today’s YouTube episode, we explore WHY you are feeling irritable. I want you to be able to identify what is triggering you. But you need tools right in the HEAT of the moment, so I share ways you can release that tension and RESET your mood. And how about preventing another outburst or hiding from your family – yep, I cover that too! 😉🙌
 
We are in motherhood together! 💗
 
Episode 33 – How to Be a Less Irritable Mom
 
Link to my YouTube channel  – Tranquility Moms
 
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Feeling Your Little Kicks

You have gotten so strong, I can feel your little flutter kicks and I’m in love with you already!!
 
All during the first half of pregnancy, we worry and have lots of anxiety about baby’s well-being. There is such reassurance once we can feel the little one moving, kicking and sometimes having a full dance party!!
 
Today, take in that small gift and cherish the love that you feel. Feel it, don’t miss it. Live in the Love! #howifellinlovewithyou
 
 
↣ YouTube videos each week for Moms & Pregnant Moms – Control Anxiety & Find Your Tranquility
 
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Seeing You During the Ultrasound

You are so tiny, it’s so sweet to see you wiggling around during the ultrasound! I cannot even feel you yet but you are getting so big and strong!
 
Your ultrasound appointments are so special. You connect even more with baby, you get to see what your little one is busy doing as they grow! Your anxiety is calmed when you see those arms and legs swinging all around!
 
Today, take in that small gift and cherish the love that you feel. Feel it, don’t miss it. Live in the Love! #howifellinlovewithyou
 
 
↣ YouTube videos each week for Moms & Pregnant Moms – Control Anxiety & Find Your Tranquility
 
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