Category Archives: Blogging

Now that’s Progress!

I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to have a guest post up at Katherine Stone’s Postpartum Progress! It’s only the most widely read PPD blog in the universe… My guest post is called From Suicide to Joy: A tale of three mothers and three birthdays.  I am truly grateful to Katherine for sharing my…

Becky’s Rainy Day Letter (Hope in an Envelope 6)

Yay, Becky (@beckykid) is here today with her very own Rainy Day Letter. This letter is so sweet, and full of great suggestions of things you could do next time you are feeling down.  Are you new here? The Hope in an Envelope collection started in this post: The Opportunity in Setbacks and Rainy Days Letters. The idea is to write…

Nicole’s Rainy Day Letter (Hope in an Envelope 5)

Nicole is here! (on twitter she is @healingmutti) with her very own Rainy Day Letter. I love that she really goes into details about what she likes about herself. Good stuff to have in writing for when you are under the attack of the PPDemons. (Are you new here? The original post that started the Hope in…

Asking for your help

Asking for help is hard. So hard. Because: Admitting that we need help = that we can’t handle something all by ourselves = we are not the uber-capable being that we wish ourselves to be, that we want others to think of us as. Well, it hurts. We want to be good enough to go at…

Hope in a Phone Call

Yay! Robin is here! With her take on the #PPDSpeakEasy. Because she participated in many — she even hosted one! And because September will have triple the hope: I’ll be holding three  (3!) support chats, because it’s my birthday, and I am giving back to all of you. So Robin stopped by and invited her…

The Good Mom Anthem

Today I’m visiting Cristi at Motherhood Unadorned. Motherhood Unadorned. I love the sound of that. The pain in my neck and shoulders requires me to express my ideas with a minimum amount of typing, so the post is short and sweet. It’s called The Good Mom Anthem Go sing it. Help us make music for…

For the Love of Robin

Do you know Robin? She tweets as @FarewellStrangr You should know Robin. Really. She is the mama behind farewellstranger.com and I am happy to call her a friend, despite the fact tat I never met her in real life. But I will! I will! Robin was mentioned in my posts on this here website at…

Simpicity Parenting

Have you heard of the book Simplicity Parenting? I love the book, and the concept has turned into a movement, with people all around the world consciously simplifying their environments and schedules, and the results are happier families. I went to a workshop with the author Kim John Payne a couple of weeks ago. I learned so…

Popularity Contest

I haven’t been a popular kid. Now that’s a big surprise… I had a few friends. Some of them the good kind, but most of them were books. The kookyness I embrace today didn’t go so well with the middle and high school crowd. There was a lot of rejection and much loneliness. Years later,…

Mental Health Rally at Miranda’s place

I’m so excited to be featured on Miranda’s website today. I worship her. She is smart, she is funny, and boy, she can write! She is a beloved #ppdchat mama, and her blog  Not Super Just Mom is one of my favorite places online. Some day, I hope to hug her in person, until then,…