Category Archives: guilt

Is UTI TMI?

In this safe space, I hope you feel comfortable talking and reading about the body’s betrayals inconveniences. I invite you to whine about PMS, rant about stretch-marks, and rage against hemorrhoids. Not to mentions back pain, headaches, and exhaustion, do mention,  bitch, and moan about those too. Motherhood is a tour-de-force. It is tough on the body,…

Mother’s Day Love Letter

Today’s PPD to Joy Love Letter is the Mother’s Day edition. It contains my To-Do-List Therapy principles: How I keep my head above water. I hope you find it useful. If you are not already subscribed to get the monthly Love Letters you can see it  here. It is also a good opportunity to practice…

The Wise Woman. And stoking her fire.

This post is in response to Charity (who guest-wrote this post) and her comment on my previous post Oh, lovely, I’m sorry you are in so much pain. I remember being there, it hurt so much. I am lighting a candle for you and stroking your hair. I am also adding a little reminder (to something you may…

Print and tape to fridge: Mantras for bad ppd days

This post is dedicated to lovely and amazing Pamela Gold of http://www.spermiestyle.com/ Another brilliant #ppdchat mama going through rough time. I am holding you in the light. When you cannot access your love for anybody, let alone yourself, When every waking thought hurts and all your dreams are nightmares, When no matter what you try…

Welcome Charity

This is the first guest post here at ppdtojoy.com It will not be the last. Mothers who are struggling with guilt and postpartum mood disorders are invited to share their stories with me, and each week I will be sharing their stories with you. So welcome, Charity Cole! Of www.gigglesandgrimaces.blogspot.com fame. Don’t you just love that title?…

In the Absence of Love

This is the post I owe you since this post. Dedicated to the millions of mothers who go through the special hell of not feeling love for their baby from the moment of birth. Mothers in our culture expect that loving a baby should happen instantly, like being struck by lightning. As soon as the…

Songs for Pain

Category Archives: guilt

Is UTI TMI?

In this safe space, I hope you feel comfortable talking and reading about the body’s betrayals inconveniences. I invite you to whine about PMS, rant about stretch-marks, and rage against hemorrhoids. Not to mentions back pain, headaches, and exhaustion, do mention,  bitch, and moan about those too. Motherhood is a tour-de-force. It is tough on the body,…

Mother’s Day Love Letter

Today’s PPD to Joy Love Letter is the Mother’s Day edition. It contains my To-Do-List Therapy principles: How I keep my head above water. I hope you find it useful. If you are not already subscribed to get the monthly Love Letters you can see it  here. It is also a good opportunity to practice…

The Wise Woman. And stoking her fire.

This post is in response to Charity (who guest-wrote this post) and her comment on my previous post Oh, lovely, I’m sorry you are in so much pain. I remember being there, it hurt so much. I am lighting a candle for you and stroking your hair. I am also adding a little reminder (to something you may…

Print and tape to fridge: Mantras for bad ppd days

This post is dedicated to lovely and amazing Pamela Gold of http://www.spermiestyle.com/ Another brilliant #ppdchat mama going through rough time. I am holding you in the light. When you cannot access your love for anybody, let alone yourself, When every waking thought hurts and all your dreams are nightmares, When no matter what you try…

Welcome Charity

This is the first guest post here at ppdtojoy.com It will not be the last. Mothers who are struggling with guilt and postpartum mood disorders are invited to share their stories with me, and each week I will be sharing their stories with you. So welcome, Charity Cole! Of www.gigglesandgrimaces.blogspot.com fame. Don’t you just love that title?…

In the Absence of Love

This is the post I owe you since this post. Dedicated to the millions of mothers who go through the special hell of not feeling love for their baby from the moment of birth. Mothers in our culture expect that loving a baby should happen instantly, like being struck by lightning. As soon as the…

Songs for Pain