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Healing from Postpartum Depression: 3 Starter Steps

After a long, unmedicated, 29 hour labor, I waddled through my front door and went straight into my new baby’s nursery. I sat down on the cream glider next to his crib, and my mother-in-law sat with me as I held his tiny body, curled up against my chest, as I rocked. I was exhausted, […]

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“Quit folding my laundry” and Other Signs of Depression

Postpartum depression. Doctors warn you of it, people pay lip service to it, but for the most part we–especially those who have suffered–don’t talk about our own experiences with it. While depression is not a “taboo” topic, it’s not warm and fuzzy either. Talking about your cute new baby is much more fun. Depression can […]

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I’m Not a “Crunchy” Mom Anymore

When I had my first son, I was such a warrior of truth. I researched–to the bone–all things related to childbirth, pregnancy, and baby. I had my cloth diapers ready. I was committed to a 100% natural delivery and breastfeeding. I  only allowed my baby to have organic food. I only used handmade and clean […]

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Pull Your Own Happiness Wagon

You just got a new haircut (outfit, promotion at work, etc.) and you proudly walk around the next day waiting for all the positive, praise-filled comments.  Then…they never come.  Your husband, family members, or co-workers don’t seem to notice your drastic change or accomplishment at all.  Cue the negative self-talk and second guessing.   It’s […]

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You, Me, and SPD

Sensory. Processing. Disorder. Three words I had never heard put together in my entire life until 2015. A year and a half later, they are three words that I’m more than ever acutely familiar.  My 4 and a half year old son has sensory processing disorder, and I never knew it until a year and a […]

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