Category Archives: pain

The Opportunities in Setbacks. And Rainy Days Letters.

This post started a trend. It’s about how to make a setback work for you rather than floor you, and describes how to write yourself a letter that can serve as a ray of light in the darkness of your bad days.  Since I wrote this post, other mothers in the PPD community shared their…

Welcome Tamara

Welcome, Tamara A guest post by the sweet  #ppdchat mama we know and love as @twilighttamara (Please join us and the rest of the #ppdchat friends for the best twitterchat ever! Every Monday at 1:00pm and 8:30pm EST.) Now I’ll give Tamara the mike: In the deep, dark, dismal blankness that is her mind, She searched…

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,…

Songs for Pain 2: Sea Song

I’ve been meaning to write about this song for a while, because out of all the songs for pain I know, this one is the dearest to me. But it is a very painful song, and I’m just not sure how it will affect you. It could be triggering. Or just make no sense. I…

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

With PPD, I’ve been through many days when I could not stop crying. I would have paid good money to crazy-glue my tear-ducts shut. It turned into a special case of  “be careful what you wish for”. I went through a period of a different kind of pain. It was tuck in my throat like a…

Category Archives: pain

The Opportunities in Setbacks. And Rainy Days Letters.

This post started a trend. It’s about how to make a setback work for you rather than floor you, and describes how to write yourself a letter that can serve as a ray of light in the darkness of your bad days.  Since I wrote this post, other mothers in the PPD community shared their…

Welcome Tamara

Welcome, Tamara A guest post by the sweet  #ppdchat mama we know and love as @twilighttamara (Please join us and the rest of the #ppdchat friends for the best twitterchat ever! Every Monday at 1:00pm and 8:30pm EST.) Now I’ll give Tamara the mike: In the deep, dark, dismal blankness that is her mind, She searched…

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,…

Songs for Pain 2: Sea Song

I’ve been meaning to write about this song for a while, because out of all the songs for pain I know, this one is the dearest to me. But it is a very painful song, and I’m just not sure how it will affect you. It could be triggering. Or just make no sense. I…

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

With PPD, I’ve been through many days when I could not stop crying. I would have paid good money to crazy-glue my tear-ducts shut. It turned into a special case of  “be careful what you wish for”. I went through a period of a different kind of pain. It was tuck in my throat like a…