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...
Avoiding the Shame With Postpartum Medication

Avoiding the Shame With Postpartum Medication

When I was a new mom, I never knew that there was medication that could possibly help me with the feelings I was having as a new mom.  My feelings may not have qualified for a formal diagnosis, I’ll never know, but I will be honest in admitting that it would...
So What DO You Do All Day?

So What DO You Do All Day?

From the ripe ol’ age of 15 I was slapped with a worker’s permit, along with a uniform and union wage at the end of a check out line at our local grocery store bagging groceries. The moment I could work, I was put to work. This actually started earlier than 15 with...
The Identity Beyond Motherhood

The Identity Beyond Motherhood

Adjectives are thrown at us from the moment we arrive on this earth. Even as an infant, you may be labeled as “strong-willed”, “easy”, “challenging”, “happy”, or “man, she’s got a temper on her!” Many joke and find ways to make this baby appear to be as real of a...
I’ll Have What She’s Having

I’ll Have What She’s Having

Comparison is a bastard when it comes to motherhood. We’re rarely comparing to become better; we’re comparing and feeling like shit about ourselves. Yes, there are times when I’m scrolling, reading, or observing other women and become inspired to be a better version...

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