Category Archives: Postpartum Depression

World Mental Health Day 2012

Today, writers, bloggers and speakers around the world are talking about mental health. The World Mental Health Organization chose to focus this year on depression. Twitter and Facebook will be full of awareness-raising and stigma-busting. I love the power of the internet to do that. Let’s Change the cultural conversation together. If you are struggling today…

Split Personality

I just love this brave guest post from Jenny. We met online at #ppdchat (where she is a regular), and I got to hear her wonderful voice (the girl can sing!) through my PPD SpeakEasy calls, and we became close. I was overjoyed when she agreed to serve as a Den Mother at my Mama’s…

The Woman who Mothered me.

Mati is my miracle. Today is her birthday.  This is my story (and I’m sticking to it): After my birth-mother lost her life to postpartum depression when I was 6, she went up to heaven and searched for the best step-mother ever. Mina found Mati. She sent Mati to us, and we all fell in…

Imperfect at BlogHer

I’m on the bus to NYC. I’m going to BlogHer. The mother of all blogging conferences. It’s my first time going to something like this. And I’m nervous. And despite my best efforts, so much of what was supposed to happen before I go, didn’t. I wanted to get a haircut before I go. I…

Andrea’s Rainy Day Letter (Hope in an Envelope 9)

I’m so happy to have Andrea here, guest posting with her very own Rainy Day Letter. Andrea blogs at postpartumandpigtails.com/ (Are you new here? A Rainy Day Letter is a message you write to yourself when you are having a good day, so you can read it on your bad days. It’s like a helping hand,…

Susan’s Story

I am so honored to have Susan’s trust with this post. Susan  (@learndhappiness on twitter ) is a member of my Mama’s Comfort Camp group, and her insights and sweetness always inspire me. She shared her lovely Rainy Day Letter with us last year, and she bloggs at learnedhappiness.wordpress.com/ – – – Of all the things I regret about my time with…

Victims, Victors, and Classes

Before we delve into this juicy post, please note this schedule change: The monthly Ithaca Mothers Support Group meetings are moving from the first Tuesday of the month to the first Thursday of the month. Our next meeting is this Thursday June 7th, at 12:30-1:30pm. More details here. – – – Does motherhood make you…

Aubrey’s Hike

Look everyone, the lovely Aubrey (@toomuchaubrey on twitter) is here today with this inspiring guest post. I love it so much! You might want a tissue for the good tears the end might bring up for you. You can read more of Aubrey’s funny and sharp writing on her blog: waytoomuchaubrey.com   Nature does strange things to a…

The Mama’s Comfort Camp Group Culture and Gentle Guidelines

This is another post about Mama’s Comfort Camp Facebook group. If you are not already a member, you can find the background story on this special group in this post. This is the essence of the group culture at the Mama’s Comfort Camp Facebook Refueling Station: Nourishment. Safety. Sisterhood. Community. Inquiry. Joy. Stomp-ability. Playfulness. Curiosity….

Mama’s Comfort Camp Facebook group

Imagine a safe haven of Self-Kindness and support for moms: A group in which all of our motherhood struggles are met with understanding, sisterhood, and hugs. Where we can safely spill our guts, ask questions, ask for ideas and commiseration, while knowing that we will not be judged, and not be given unsolicited advice. This group is a refueling…

Category Archives: Postpartum Depression

World Mental Health Day 2012

Today, writers, bloggers and speakers around the world are talking about mental health. The World Mental Health Organization chose to focus this year on depression. Twitter and Facebook will be full of awareness-raising and stigma-busting. I love the power of the internet to do that. Let’s Change the cultural conversation together. If you are struggling today…

Split Personality

I just love this brave guest post from Jenny. We met online at #ppdchat (where she is a regular), and I got to hear her wonderful voice (the girl can sing!) through my PPD SpeakEasy calls, and we became close. I was overjoyed when she agreed to serve as a Den Mother at my Mama’s…

The Woman who Mothered me.

Mati is my miracle. Today is her birthday.  This is my story (and I’m sticking to it): After my birth-mother lost her life to postpartum depression when I was 6, she went up to heaven and searched for the best step-mother ever. Mina found Mati. She sent Mati to us, and we all fell in…

Imperfect at BlogHer

I’m on the bus to NYC. I’m going to BlogHer. The mother of all blogging conferences. It’s my first time going to something like this. And I’m nervous. And despite my best efforts, so much of what was supposed to happen before I go, didn’t. I wanted to get a haircut before I go. I…

Andrea’s Rainy Day Letter (Hope in an Envelope 9)

I’m so happy to have Andrea here, guest posting with her very own Rainy Day Letter. Andrea blogs at postpartumandpigtails.com/ (Are you new here? A Rainy Day Letter is a message you write to yourself when you are having a good day, so you can read it on your bad days. It’s like a helping hand,…

Susan’s Story

I am so honored to have Susan’s trust with this post. Susan  (@learndhappiness on twitter ) is a member of my Mama’s Comfort Camp group, and her insights and sweetness always inspire me. She shared her lovely Rainy Day Letter with us last year, and she bloggs at learnedhappiness.wordpress.com/ – – – Of all the things I regret about my time with…

Victims, Victors, and Classes

Before we delve into this juicy post, please note this schedule change: The monthly Ithaca Mothers Support Group meetings are moving from the first Tuesday of the month to the first Thursday of the month. Our next meeting is this Thursday June 7th, at 12:30-1:30pm. More details here. – – – Does motherhood make you…

Aubrey’s Hike

Look everyone, the lovely Aubrey (@toomuchaubrey on twitter) is here today with this inspiring guest post. I love it so much! You might want a tissue for the good tears the end might bring up for you. You can read more of Aubrey’s funny and sharp writing on her blog: waytoomuchaubrey.com   Nature does strange things to a…

The Mama’s Comfort Camp Group Culture and Gentle Guidelines

This is another post about Mama’s Comfort Camp Facebook group. If you are not already a member, you can find the background story on this special group in this post. This is the essence of the group culture at the Mama’s Comfort Camp Facebook Refueling Station: Nourishment. Safety. Sisterhood. Community. Inquiry. Joy. Stomp-ability. Playfulness. Curiosity….

Mama’s Comfort Camp Facebook group

Imagine a safe haven of Self-Kindness and support for moms: A group in which all of our motherhood struggles are met with understanding, sisterhood, and hugs. Where we can safely spill our guts, ask questions, ask for ideas and commiseration, while knowing that we will not be judged, and not be given unsolicited advice. This group is a refueling…