Admitting you have postpartum depression and anxiety doesn’t mean you don’t love your kids or love being a mom.
I remember, right before my twins were born, reading an article on Facebook about the pressure put on women to lose the baby weight at an extreme and unrealistic pace because of these asshole celebrities who come out of the hospital three sizes smaller than they were before they were pregnant. Yeah, eff that! I […]
I was walking through the grocery store with my 7-week-old baby. He was my third. I was supposed to be an expert. I was wearing the costume: the yoga pants and the messy bun, exhaustion wrapped around my body and soul. I was a mixed bag of nostalgia and overwhelming love. I secretly longed for […]
After recently being diagnosed with PPD, I reached out, using my blog platform, to other women who have experienced what I have. They shared their stories with me. There was one story that compelled me to take it further. Rachel Platfoot, an amazing young mother, shared her story with me. It’s the story of losing […]
When I was a few weeks away from having my first child, my midwife gave me a pep talk about the postpartum period. “You know,” she said, “you’re not going to be doing too much in the first few weeks besides sitting on the couch, recovering from birth, and nursing your baby.” I smiled and […]
When the nurse handed me my son, my firstborn, I remember distinctly looking up at her in a morphine-induced haze and thinking, She can’t possibly think I am capable of taking care of this human. As she brusquely walked away from my recovery room bed, I looked down at his face and wondered what in the […]