Category Archives: Postpartum Depression

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…

Ithaca Support Group meets this Thursday

Hi there. This is not really a blog post. It’s just a reminder. The Ithaca, NY April PPD support group will meet on Thursday April 5 at 12:30pm — 1:30pm. (The change of date is because of an event at the Women’s Opportunity Center, and it’s just for this month.)  Meeting info: Struggling while mothering?…

Learning to Fly

A moment after he woke up, the 3yo asked: Mama, when will you teach me to fly? I hugged him close and sniffed his neck as tears flooded my eyes. I didn’t answer right then and there. When he comes home from preschool today I’ll have an answer ready for him: Never. Always.    …

Jenny’s Rainy Day Letter (Hope in an Envelope 8)

Yay! Jenny is here, with her very own Rainy Day Letter. This letter is short and sweet, but don’t let the brevity fool you. In her wisdom, she packed a whole lot of permission and care into this gem.   (Are you new here? A Rainy Day Letter is a message you write to yourself when you are…

New location for the Ithaca mothers’ support group

I’ve been leading the Ithaca PPD support group for 16 months. Since October 2010, our meetings took place at the lovely and amazing community room at the natural parenting store Jillian’s Drawers in downtown Ithaca. The owner, Mandy, and her team were so wonderfully supportive. I thought it was perfect: right on the Ithaca Commons…

Long Live the Empress: Alexandra of Good Day Regular People

Look darlings, Alexandra is here! I adore her, and her blog Good Day Regular People is one of the most comforting, nourishing, loving places in the whole wide internet. Case and point: on Valentine’s day most of the internet made me want to puke, but her post? Made me do something good that day.  And…

It’s February, Got Self Love? (words of wisdom from Jaya the Trust Coach)

My dear friend Jaya works with people on living life from a loving stance of unwavering trust. I worked with her a couple of years ago and she helped me with my relationship with my husband. What I learned from her helped me fight less: fewer fights with him, and more importantly, fewer fights with myself. Jaya writes…

A new look, and a SpeakEasy support chat tonight

Have you noticed the change?  This website used to look like this: The clean and popular WordPress Theme Misty Look served me well, but it’s time for bigger and better  more flexible things. I’m excited about having a column on each side of the post area, and even more excited about the new navigation and…

Comparing the PPD to Joy offerings

It all started with the Ithaca support meetings, then came the PPD SpeakEasy support phone chat. Since I added classes to the PPDtoJoy offerings, you now have 4 options to choose from. All of my events share these basic ideas: Motherhood is hard, you are not a bad mom, coping skills can make your life…

Category Archives: Postpartum Depression

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…

Ithaca Support Group meets this Thursday

Hi there. This is not really a blog post. It’s just a reminder. The Ithaca, NY April PPD support group will meet on Thursday April 5 at 12:30pm — 1:30pm. (The change of date is because of an event at the Women’s Opportunity Center, and it’s just for this month.)  Meeting info: Struggling while mothering?…

Learning to Fly

A moment after he woke up, the 3yo asked: Mama, when will you teach me to fly? I hugged him close and sniffed his neck as tears flooded my eyes. I didn’t answer right then and there. When he comes home from preschool today I’ll have an answer ready for him: Never. Always.    …

Jenny’s Rainy Day Letter (Hope in an Envelope 8)

Yay! Jenny is here, with her very own Rainy Day Letter. This letter is short and sweet, but don’t let the brevity fool you. In her wisdom, she packed a whole lot of permission and care into this gem.   (Are you new here? A Rainy Day Letter is a message you write to yourself when you are…

New location for the Ithaca mothers’ support group

I’ve been leading the Ithaca PPD support group for 16 months. Since October 2010, our meetings took place at the lovely and amazing community room at the natural parenting store Jillian’s Drawers in downtown Ithaca. The owner, Mandy, and her team were so wonderfully supportive. I thought it was perfect: right on the Ithaca Commons…

Long Live the Empress: Alexandra of Good Day Regular People

Look darlings, Alexandra is here! I adore her, and her blog Good Day Regular People is one of the most comforting, nourishing, loving places in the whole wide internet. Case and point: on Valentine’s day most of the internet made me want to puke, but her post? Made me do something good that day.  And…

It’s February, Got Self Love? (words of wisdom from Jaya the Trust Coach)

My dear friend Jaya works with people on living life from a loving stance of unwavering trust. I worked with her a couple of years ago and she helped me with my relationship with my husband. What I learned from her helped me fight less: fewer fights with him, and more importantly, fewer fights with myself. Jaya writes…

A new look, and a SpeakEasy support chat tonight

Have you noticed the change?  This website used to look like this: The clean and popular WordPress Theme Misty Look served me well, but it’s time for bigger and better  more flexible things. I’m excited about having a column on each side of the post area, and even more excited about the new navigation and…

Comparing the PPD to Joy offerings

It all started with the Ithaca support meetings, then came the PPD SpeakEasy support phone chat. Since I added classes to the PPDtoJoy offerings, you now have 4 options to choose from. All of my events share these basic ideas: Motherhood is hard, you are not a bad mom, coping skills can make your life…