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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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Everyone Has a Breaking Point

  I remember the day so vividly.  Sitting in my doctor’s office, saying “I just can’t do it anymore.  Everything makes me mad.  EVERYTHING.  And if I’m not mad, I’m crying, or I have no feeling whatsoever.”  It was all or nothing – extremes.  “I’m mad at my toddler when she does normal toddler things.  […]

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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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Trying to Answer the Unanswerable Question: To Work or Not to Work?

I tried to find a googleable answer to this impossible question when I was pregnant with my third baby. Let me spare you the search- there is no answer (duh). But what really surprised me was how little there was in the way of info from moms who have been there/done that. I wanted to […]

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Will I Ever Sleep Again?

While pregnant people were often telling me to “get your sleep now”  which I do NOT  understand. It is not like a savings account where you build up extra sleep to use later…(that does sound amazing though). When people said “you will never sleep again” the idea actually made me insanely nervous. How would I […]

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