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To the mom who is struggling this Christmas.

To the Mom Who Is Struggling This Christmas

The lights are twinkling, the Santas are “ho ho ho”-ing, and Insta-perfect snapshots of Yuletide happiness flood by with each scroll. But there’s something about Christmastime that makes both the joys and disappointments of life resound more loudly than usual, and this year, my heart weighs heavily with the struggles I know lurk behind many of […]

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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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