Category Archives: postpartum depression

Happy Mama Mask

My sweet Skeeter, My heart broke the first time I heard you ask where your baby photo album was.  I felt like such a failure.  Why couldn’t I have managed to put together a photo album for you?  The truth … Continue reading

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#DayOfLight – My Battle with Depression

For me, depression does not manifest itself in sadness.  My postpartum depression manifested itself as postpartum rage.  I felt the weight of the depression like lead that threatened to suffocate me with a lack of energy.  Any energy that I … Continue reading

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Thank goodness it is Friday

So this week started out with me giving myself a first degree burn on my dominant hand by spilling coffee all over it on Monday morning.  I scared the crap out of my girls and my husband who was home … Continue reading

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When Child Play Triggers Intrusive Thoughts

***Trigger warning: If you are feeling fragile or struggling, this post might be triggering.  I talk about intrusive thoughts.*** It was a lazy weekend afternoon.  My daughters decided to build forts.  They were crawling around with blankets over their head. … Continue reading

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Holding space for stories

The art of storytelling is as old as the human race.  Our stories connect us.  We tell stories to remind of us where we have come from.  My girls love to hear stories about when they were babies.  January is … Continue reading

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Battling the mommy trap

I felt as if I had no choice but to commute forty-five minutes one way, five days a week on broken sleep. I work for an employer that is known for being family friendly. The caveat that is not mentioned … Continue reading

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No time

As I start my blissful two weeks of vacation, I rejoice in the ability to get in some serious reading time. I read a book that has inspired me so much that I will be reviewing it. This book sparked … Continue reading

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