Why tell your story?

My lovely friend and blogging mentor, Alexandra, gave me this gem, “Those who blog give voice to those too unsure to speak”.  I started reflecting on the reasons for my blog.  One of the reasons I blog is that it is cathartic to process through my experiences of motherhood while struggling through a postpartum mood disorder.  I also blog for those moms who are afraid that they are all alone.  I know the isolation of depression and anxiety.  I felt like I walked around with a permanent rain cloud above me. 

When I discovered Twitter and blogs written by other moms who had been there, I found solidarity, compassion and hope.  I had found my community.  I received so much support from fellow mom bloggers that I wanted to repay that kindness.  I loved writing, and I missed being creative.  I began a blog.

When Alexandra asked me to join her as part of the team that would bring Listen To Your Mother Show to Milwaukee, I was ecstatic.  I believe that everyone has a story to tell.  Milwaukee is such a diverse community, and I cannot wait to hear all of the stories that our city has.  We are calling for storytellers of all ages, races, gender and sexual orientation.  I am looking forward to this process.  Please check out our blog as we document our journey at http://listentoyourmothershow.com/milwaukee.

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About tranquilamama

Juggling parenthood, housework and working outside the home in the corporate world with my wonderful husband. Mom to 2 beautiful girls. PPD and PPA survivor. The title of my blog is after a phrase that was repeated to me in Spain during my semester abroad in college. It roughly translates to relax and calm down. Trying to tame my inner perfectionist and just be a good enough mom.
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6 Responses to Why tell your story?

  1. Jen, we were meant to meet: it’s the only way to explain why it feels like we’ve known each other forever, Even if people do think you’re my daughter. xo

  2. Good for you friend. Use your voice to help others xo

  3. I don’t know if I ever congratulated you or not, so I wanted to be sure to say here that I’m so proud of you! Congrats on this opportunity. You’re such a positive influence to others. 🙂

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