Tag Archives: postpartum anxiety

Postpartum Rage: My Story

I have the pleasure of being over at Postpartum Progress this week.  It is my honor and privilege to be a member of the editorial team.  This week, I am discussing one of the most personal topics of my struggle. … Continue reading

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Mommy is a Person

I saw this amazing post, and I had to add my take on it.  Social media like Facebook can cause you to compare yourself to the mama who seems to have it all together.  I would see these blog posts … 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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Fitness Fridays: Self-care Is Not Selfish

I could repeat this title to myself over and over in hopes that it would sink in.  In the depths of my postpartum depression and my postpartum anxiety, I could not fathom doing anything that did not involve my husband … Continue reading

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Impossible Expectations

I had this vision of what motherhood the second time around would look like for me.  I would be this earth mother who gently nursed and rocked her baby girl to sleep while reading books and singing songs to the … 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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