Category Archives: postpartum depression

Stop the Stigma of Depression and Suicide

Numb, in shock and finally acceptance.  Like many mental health advocates, the news of Robin Williams hit close to home for me.  Suicide touched my life when I was in high school when a dear friend of mine committed suicide.  I … Continue reading

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Fitness Fridays: Mental Health and Physical Health

My journey of health and fitness begins a bit differently than most.  I did not gain a lot of weight while pregnant with Skeeter.  Since I had gestational diabetes, I monitored everything I ate.  I gained twenty-one pounds with her. … Continue reading

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Not One More

An offhanded joke about being barefoot and in the kitchen left me feeling full of rage and irritation.  I bristled at the barb about being barefoot and pregnant.  I blurted out that pregnancy was very difficult for me.  I recognized … Continue reading

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Share Your Story

Two weeks ago I participated in #ppdchat on Twitter.  I do not always go now, but I wanted to know how I could help.  The topic was minority mental health awareness week. This discussion was enlightening and uncomfortable.  I know … Continue reading

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My lifeline through PPD and PPA #PostpartumProgress10

After the realization that I was not okay, I turned to Google to figure out exactly what I was struggling with.  Mercifully it led me to Postpartum Progress and Katherine Stone. I spent hours on her blog.  The best source … Continue reading

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#ClimbOut Team Baraboo Climb Recap

I cannot believe it has been over two weeks since my sweet girls and my amazing husband joined me on a hike.  We had a family wedding the weekend of the climb, so I decided we would take advantage of … Continue reading

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Never Give Up Hope: My Story of Recovery

Hi new friend, I am so glad that you found my blog.  I know why you are here.  You want to know if you will ever get better.  Right now you feel like it never will.  You feel like the hours … Continue reading

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