Category Archives: Community

SpeakEasy call tomorrow, Tuesday November 8 at 8:30EST.

Hello beloveds, Depending on when you might be reading this, the monthly phone chat is tomorrow, or today, either way, it’s on Tuesday evening, 8:30EST. From inside my recent digital silent retreat, I’m craving hearing your voice. If you called before, I hope you will call again.  If you never called, perhaps you will this time, and…

Overwhelmed Central

Writing this post in bed, with the intention of making sure that you all know that tomorrow’s #PPDSpeakEasy call is cancelled, and explaining why: Last week was hard on a lot of people in the #ppd community. In response, I called an emergency PPD Speakeasy phone chat that was like a comfort camp. It was sweet…

Perinatal Loss Memorial Event at the Ithaca Children’s Garden: Sunday October 16

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. I would like to send my heartfelt sympathy to all who have suffered this most heartbreaking of losses, to tell you about my involvement in the matter, and invite you to a very special event. Before we get to the story, here is what you need to…

Special #PPDSpeakEasy comfort camp

WTF world? Why so much pain? Too many people I love, most of them mothers, especially #ppdchat moms, are having a particularly hard time this week. I don’t usually use the F word here, not even as a letter. But something is going on. Is Mercury in retrograde? Are there storms on the sun? This isn’t funny….

Even More Progress: Strong Start Day

Do you know that more babies are born today, October 5 than any other day of the year? I didn’t know this until Katherine Stone told me. Katherine, the warrior mom behind Postpartum Progress. The blog and the non-profit: Stronger families, one mom at a time. Last week I had the privilege of having my words published…

Right Back at You

You probably already know that Saturday was my birthday. What you may not already know is that today is Lauren’s birthday. Lauren who? #PPDchat Lauren, that’s who. The woman we know and love as @unxpctdblessing on twitter, the mama who has made helping other mamas heal her mission in life. She is my hero, and…

My comfort zone at 40 and 1 year.

My birth mom never made it to 30. My beloved second mom is in her sixties, and makes it look very good. My over-40 friends make it clear that it’s a really good club to be joining. I am done freaking out about turning 40, and just in time. I’m going to be 40 in 2 hours. As…

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…

With the Band!

My guest post: Very Good Enough is at Band Back Together today. Wheeee!     Do you know Band Back Together? You really should. It’s the best website ever. A shining example of the healing potential of the internet. Band Back Together is the brainchild of Aunt Becky from Mommy Wants Vodka. It is a group…

Category Archives: Community

SpeakEasy call tomorrow, Tuesday November 8 at 8:30EST.

Hello beloveds, Depending on when you might be reading this, the monthly phone chat is tomorrow, or today, either way, it’s on Tuesday evening, 8:30EST. From inside my recent digital silent retreat, I’m craving hearing your voice. If you called before, I hope you will call again.  If you never called, perhaps you will this time, and…

Overwhelmed Central

Writing this post in bed, with the intention of making sure that you all know that tomorrow’s #PPDSpeakEasy call is cancelled, and explaining why: Last week was hard on a lot of people in the #ppd community. In response, I called an emergency PPD Speakeasy phone chat that was like a comfort camp. It was sweet…

Perinatal Loss Memorial Event at the Ithaca Children’s Garden: Sunday October 16

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. I would like to send my heartfelt sympathy to all who have suffered this most heartbreaking of losses, to tell you about my involvement in the matter, and invite you to a very special event. Before we get to the story, here is what you need to…

Special #PPDSpeakEasy comfort camp

WTF world? Why so much pain? Too many people I love, most of them mothers, especially #ppdchat moms, are having a particularly hard time this week. I don’t usually use the F word here, not even as a letter. But something is going on. Is Mercury in retrograde? Are there storms on the sun? This isn’t funny….

Even More Progress: Strong Start Day

Do you know that more babies are born today, October 5 than any other day of the year? I didn’t know this until Katherine Stone told me. Katherine, the warrior mom behind Postpartum Progress. The blog and the non-profit: Stronger families, one mom at a time. Last week I had the privilege of having my words published…

Right Back at You

You probably already know that Saturday was my birthday. What you may not already know is that today is Lauren’s birthday. Lauren who? #PPDchat Lauren, that’s who. The woman we know and love as @unxpctdblessing on twitter, the mama who has made helping other mamas heal her mission in life. She is my hero, and…

My comfort zone at 40 and 1 year.

My birth mom never made it to 30. My beloved second mom is in her sixties, and makes it look very good. My over-40 friends make it clear that it’s a really good club to be joining. I am done freaking out about turning 40, and just in time. I’m going to be 40 in 2 hours. As…

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…

With the Band!

My guest post: Very Good Enough is at Band Back Together today. Wheeee!     Do you know Band Back Together? You really should. It’s the best website ever. A shining example of the healing potential of the internet. Band Back Together is the brainchild of Aunt Becky from Mommy Wants Vodka. It is a group…