Category Archives: Progress

Welcome Tamara

Welcome, Tamara A guest post by the sweet  mama we know and love as  (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 for…

Simpicity Parenting

Have you heard of the book Simplicity Parenting? I love the book, and the concept has turned into a movement, with people all around the world consciously simplifying their environments and schedules, and the results are happier families. I went to a workshop with the author Kim John Payne a couple of weeks ago. I learned so…

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,…

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 It is also a good opportunity to practice Very-Good-Enough-ness:  the plan was for…

Print and tape to fridge: Mantras for bad ppd days

This post is dedicated to lovely and amazing Pamela Gold of 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 you…

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 fame. Don’t you just love that title? The…

Category Archives: Progress

Welcome Tamara

Welcome, Tamara A guest post by the sweet  mama we know and love as  (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 for…

Simpicity Parenting

Have you heard of the book Simplicity Parenting? I love the book, and the concept has turned into a movement, with people all around the world consciously simplifying their environments and schedules, and the results are happier families. I went to a workshop with the author Kim John Payne a couple of weeks ago. I learned so…

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,…

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 It is also a good opportunity to practice Very-Good-Enough-ness:  the plan was for…

Print and tape to fridge: Mantras for bad ppd days

This post is dedicated to lovely and amazing Pamela Gold of 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 you…

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 fame. Don’t you just love that title? The…