Category Archives: Postpartum Depression

Nicole’s Rainy Day Letter (Hope in an Envelope 5)

Nicole is here! (on twitter she is   with her very own Rainy Day Letter. I love that she really goes into details about what she likes about herself. Good stuff to have in writing for when you are under (Are you new here? The original post that started the Hope in an Envelope collection is…

Asking for your help

Asking for help is hard. So hard. Because: Admitting that we need help = that we can’t handle something all by ourselves = we are not the uber-capable being that we wish ourselves to be, that we want others to think of us as. Well, it hurts. We want to be good enough to go at…

Hope in a Phone Call

Yay! Robin is here! With her take on the . Because she participated in many — she even hosted one! And because September will have triple the hope: I’ll be holding three  (3!) support chats, because it’s my birthday, and I am giving back to all of you. So Robin stopped by and invited her…

The PPD Kooky Jar

This is an old post, now new and improved, revisited for two reasons: one, my are making it hard to write new posts these days. But more importantly, I wrote this in November 2010, when my blog was still a baby. Chances are you’ve never seen this before, and kookys taste much better when we…

Susan’s Rainy Day Letter (Hope in an Envelope 4)

Yay! Susan is here! (I love her twitter name:  ) with her very own Rainy Day Letter. What a sweet, wise letter. I particularly care for the list of good moments which can act as evidence and proof that you are undeniably a good mother. Having such a list is really good for those times when the…

For the Love of Robin

Do you know Robin? She tweets as @FarewellStrangr You should know Robin. Really. She is the mama behind and I am happy to call her a friend, despite the fact tat I never met her in real life. But I will! I will! Robin was mentioned in my posts on this here website at least…

A letter from an Imperfect Momma (Hope in an Envelope 3)

Today we are fortunate to have Jessica ( on Twitter) visiting us with her response to this:  . I adore the spunk in her letter. And the wisdom. If you too are in recovery from PPD, next time you are feeling “totally yourself”, save some for a rainy day: put some of that hope in an envelope,…

On Fighting the Pain in the Neck.

I’m in pain. Because my . And because . I don’t like pain. Not one bit. And I’m a wuss. And I’m talking major pain. I mean, I’ve had neck and back pain before. This is a completely different order of magnitude. This is scary. My first inclination is to fight. Fight the pain, fight the crying, fight…

And I’m going to be 40?!?

Remember this? It’s almost as good as “I’ll have what she’s having.” And much closer to home. I remember being 32 and feeling like Sally felt about 40, despite the fact I was married to a wonderful man and was pregnant with my first child. And today, I’m exactly one month away from this dreaded…

Story’s Rainy Day Letter (Hope in an Envelope 2)

Look, Story  (@story3girl on twitter) is visiting today! She sent us her very own Rainy Day Letter in response to this:  . Story’s letter is so short, so sweet, and so wise. I am grateful to be sharing it with you all. If you too are in recovery from PPD, I invite you to write your…

Category Archives: Postpartum Depression

Nicole’s Rainy Day Letter (Hope in an Envelope 5)

Nicole is here! (on twitter she is   with her very own Rainy Day Letter. I love that she really goes into details about what she likes about herself. Good stuff to have in writing for when you are under (Are you new here? The original post that started the Hope in an Envelope collection is…

Asking for your help

Asking for help is hard. So hard. Because: Admitting that we need help = that we can’t handle something all by ourselves = we are not the uber-capable being that we wish ourselves to be, that we want others to think of us as. Well, it hurts. We want to be good enough to go at…

Hope in a Phone Call

Yay! Robin is here! With her take on the . Because she participated in many — she even hosted one! And because September will have triple the hope: I’ll be holding three  (3!) support chats, because it’s my birthday, and I am giving back to all of you. So Robin stopped by and invited her…

The PPD Kooky Jar

This is an old post, now new and improved, revisited for two reasons: one, my are making it hard to write new posts these days. But more importantly, I wrote this in November 2010, when my blog was still a baby. Chances are you’ve never seen this before, and kookys taste much better when we…

Susan’s Rainy Day Letter (Hope in an Envelope 4)

Yay! Susan is here! (I love her twitter name:  ) with her very own Rainy Day Letter. What a sweet, wise letter. I particularly care for the list of good moments which can act as evidence and proof that you are undeniably a good mother. Having such a list is really good for those times when the…

For the Love of Robin

Do you know Robin? She tweets as @FarewellStrangr You should know Robin. Really. She is the mama behind and I am happy to call her a friend, despite the fact tat I never met her in real life. But I will! I will! Robin was mentioned in my posts on this here website at least…

A letter from an Imperfect Momma (Hope in an Envelope 3)

Today we are fortunate to have Jessica ( on Twitter) visiting us with her response to this:  . I adore the spunk in her letter. And the wisdom. If you too are in recovery from PPD, next time you are feeling “totally yourself”, save some for a rainy day: put some of that hope in an envelope,…

On Fighting the Pain in the Neck.

I’m in pain. Because my . And because . I don’t like pain. Not one bit. And I’m a wuss. And I’m talking major pain. I mean, I’ve had neck and back pain before. This is a completely different order of magnitude. This is scary. My first inclination is to fight. Fight the pain, fight the crying, fight…

And I’m going to be 40?!?

Remember this? It’s almost as good as “I’ll have what she’s having.” And much closer to home. I remember being 32 and feeling like Sally felt about 40, despite the fact I was married to a wonderful man and was pregnant with my first child. And today, I’m exactly one month away from this dreaded…

Story’s Rainy Day Letter (Hope in an Envelope 2)

Look, Story  (@story3girl on twitter) is visiting today! She sent us her very own Rainy Day Letter in response to this:  . Story’s letter is so short, so sweet, and so wise. I am grateful to be sharing it with you all. If you too are in recovery from PPD, I invite you to write your…