The Reality Show After You Leave the Hospital as a New Mom

The Reality Show After You Leave the Hospital as a New Mom

Brooklyn arrived into the world on February 22nd at 6:27am. By 7:30am I had a lactation nurse in my room bringing my baby to me for my first dose of mom reality. I wasn’t even given time to longingly stare at my baby where before I knew it, she propped me up with...
Sharing my Postpartum Feelings with my Husband

Sharing my Postpartum Feelings with my Husband

What’s more awkward? Sitting on the couch at your parents’ house on Easter Sunday as a converted Jew or your pastor brother asking about the book you’re writing about your postpartum depression experience? Where everyone around you turns their heads and widens their...
Get off the new mom deserted island!

Get off the new mom deserted island!

No matter what label and story you’re telling yourself, the fact is that as human beings we need human interaction to survive. As moms, we crave connection beyond baby. We desire face-to-face over staring at our computer screens. We are wired to interact with...

Best Friends Forever? Not After Motherhood!

I was prompted to write today based on an Instagram post by the Blue Dot Project (if you don’t follow them, PLEASE do or travel to their website, www.thebluedotproject.org). It goes a little something like this, “You are allowed to outgrow people.” The caption under...
No Postpartum Diagnosis? You STILL Have a Voice!

No Postpartum Diagnosis? You STILL Have a Voice!

The circle of women surrounding me had some pretty heavy stories circulating about their postpartum experiences. I had been attending a breastfeeding support group where throughout the hour we could share any stories or ask any questions about breastfeeding, or...
Friendship Struggles with Motherhood

Friendship Struggles with Motherhood

As early as preschool, our first “tribe” surrounds us. The walls of the classroom create our first version of relationships, which usually include hitting, pinching, screaming, constant runny noses, pink eye, hand-foot-and-mouth and the rest of the daycare STDs. The...

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