Tag Archives: family

The power of community

I had planned a quick trip to Kohl’s to pick up a few Christmas gifts. I made my way through the store with confidence. I faltered in the home goods section. All the picture frame choices overwhelmed.  I struck up … Continue reading

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In honor of a WWII veteran

My late paternal grandfather, John L. Pody, served as part of the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II.  He in the Aleutian Islands just off of Alaska.  His skill in fishing and hunting helped keep his fellow soldiers warm … Continue reading

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Family Ties

As I started to research more about postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety, I discovered that depression and anxiety have a genetic component.  I started doing my research and polling all of my relatives.  Had anyone struggled with perinatal mood and … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day: my amazing mom

Mother’s Day is bittersweet for many women: women who are struggling with infertility, women who have lost a child, women who have lost their own mother, and women struggling with postpartum mood disorders.  Please join me over at Postpartum Progress Mother’s … Continue reading

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Fitness Fridays: Why I Exercise

I made the commitment last year to focus on my physical health.  A lot of my self-care is exercise.  I have two young daughters who look up to me.  With a family history of high cholesterol, heart disease, and type … Continue reading

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Resurgence of my nemesis anxiety

I felt that choking feeling again.  I could not sit still.  Anxiety had reared its ugly head again.  I looked on in horror as I noticed a hive on my wrist.  I have not broken out in hives from anxiety … Continue reading

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Blessing in Disguise

Two weeks ago I spent the day working from home with my sick Munchkin.  Normally on these sick days, I stress myself out by trying to accomplish all the things on both the home and work front. I realized that I need … Continue reading

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