Leesha E

Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Leesha says that her husband, Kenneth, dragged her to Birmingham, kicking and screaming. Now, ten years later, she is proud to call this hidden gem her home. She and Kenneth have been married for almost 17 years and have 3 beautiful, energetic children that keep their lives busy and fulfilling. Dr. Leesha is a double board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. She spends her days treating kids and adults with mental illness while juggling marriage, motherhood, and her Dr. Leesha brand. She has a heart for moms, parenting, faith, and mental health and blogs regularly about these topics. Here's to happy, healthy moms raising happy, healthy children.

Creating Magical Holiday Traditions

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Ahh, the holidays . . . undoubtedly my favorite time of the year. I love all things Thanksgiving and Christmas, from planning holiday meals to belting out...

Hello, Kindergarten :: Three Tips for Parents

Third Time’s the Charm Third time’s the charm they say, but I say the third time was the hardest. I have three children, two daughters almost 7 and 14 and a 10-year-old son. Sending my...

Don’t Stop Celebrating!

Mother's Day 2021 has come and gone. I hope it was wonderful. Listen, I love being honored on Mother’s Day complete with the absolute sweetest love letters and pictures from my three children, breakfast...

Teaching Our Children to Stand Strong for Women

Women Doing Big Things The late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second female U.S. Supreme Court justice and fearless champion for women’s rights and gender quality, said, “Women belong in all places where decisions are being...

Help for the Mom Battling Burnout

Busy, Busy, Busy Let’s be honest, Mamas. We were doing too much before COVID – hello, the invisible workload of motherhood; all that other stuff we do to ensure our household runs smoothly, like getting...

Rest, Mama :: My Gift to You This Holiday Season

Whether you and your family celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, Diwali, Hanukkah, or any other cultural and religious traditions, the holiday season is here. As moms, we often expend lots of energy and considerable time creating...

A Life Worth Saving {National Suicide Prevention Month}

Have you had thoughts of hurting yourself? Have you felt like ending your life? Almost daily I pose these two questions to every child, teen, and adult who comes into my office. Sometimes I get...

The Awakening: Defining Myself Anew

Soul Stirring This has been quite the year. Vision and clarity rather quickly dissipated into confusion and uncertainty. There are more questions than answers - school or no school, church or no church, sports or...

Tackling Pandemic Parenting :: Ten Tips to Help our Children Navigate Their Feelings

Welcome to Pandemic Parenting Tantrums and meltdowns. Irritability and mood swings. Sleep disruptions and bad dreams. Clingy kids and angry tears. Bedwetting and biting. Withdrawal and isolation. Tension mounts. Emotions run amok. Exhaustion meets us at...

Women’s History Month :: Motherhood and Equality

March is Women's History Month. It presents an opportune time to applaud the progress that's been made as well as focus on what still needs to be done.  The National Women's History Alliance "Our history is...
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