Category Archives: Setbacks

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,…

Instead of resolutions: a Permission Slip to Slip.

And the the giveaway winner is: Laura. Hugs to all who didn’t win this time, more chances coming soon. This post is dedicated to my beloved #ppdchat friends. I’ve been so consumed  with creating events and classes here in Ithaca, that I’ve been rather absent on twitter. I miss you all, I’ll be back soon….

Overwhelmed Central

Writing this post in bed, with the intention of making sure that you all know that tomorrow’s #PPDSpeakEasy call is cancelled, and explaining why: Last week was hard on a lot of people in the #ppd community. In response, I called an emergency PPD Speakeasy phone chat that was like a comfort camp. It was sweet…

Becky’s Rainy Day Letter (Hope in an Envelope 6)

Yay, Becky (@beckykid) is here today with her very own Rainy Day Letter. This letter is so sweet, and full of great suggestions of things you could do next time you are feeling down.  Are you new here? The Hope in an Envelope collection started in this post: The Opportunity in Setbacks and Rainy Days Letters. The idea is to write…

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

Yay! Susan is here! (I love her twitter name: @learndhappiness) 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 PPDemons…

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

Today we are fortunate to have Jessica (@imperfectmomma on Twitter) visiting us with her response to this: The Opportunity in Setbacks and Rainy Days Letters. 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…

On Fighting the Pain in the Neck.

I’m in pain. Because my neck has been acting up. And because I’m getting old. 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…

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: The Opportunity in Setbacks and Rainy Days Letters. 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…

Hope in an Envelope: Rach’s Rainy Day Letter

My lovely #PPDchat friend Rach (@donutsmama on Twitter) was moved by this post on the The Opportunity in Setbacks and Rainy Days Letters. I challenged her to actually sid down and write herself one of those letters,  to have on hand when the next setback happened. Below is Rachana’s letter to herself in all its glory….

Category Archives: Setbacks

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,…

Instead of resolutions: a Permission Slip to Slip.

And the the giveaway winner is: Laura. Hugs to all who didn’t win this time, more chances coming soon. This post is dedicated to my beloved #ppdchat friends. I’ve been so consumed  with creating events and classes here in Ithaca, that I’ve been rather absent on twitter. I miss you all, I’ll be back soon….

Overwhelmed Central

Writing this post in bed, with the intention of making sure that you all know that tomorrow’s #PPDSpeakEasy call is cancelled, and explaining why: Last week was hard on a lot of people in the #ppd community. In response, I called an emergency PPD Speakeasy phone chat that was like a comfort camp. It was sweet…

Becky’s Rainy Day Letter (Hope in an Envelope 6)

Yay, Becky (@beckykid) is here today with her very own Rainy Day Letter. This letter is so sweet, and full of great suggestions of things you could do next time you are feeling down.  Are you new here? The Hope in an Envelope collection started in this post: The Opportunity in Setbacks and Rainy Days Letters. The idea is to write…

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

Yay! Susan is here! (I love her twitter name: @learndhappiness) 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 PPDemons…

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

Today we are fortunate to have Jessica (@imperfectmomma on Twitter) visiting us with her response to this: The Opportunity in Setbacks and Rainy Days Letters. 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…

On Fighting the Pain in the Neck.

I’m in pain. Because my neck has been acting up. And because I’m getting old. 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…

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: The Opportunity in Setbacks and Rainy Days Letters. 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…

Hope in an Envelope: Rach’s Rainy Day Letter

My lovely #PPDchat friend Rach (@donutsmama on Twitter) was moved by this post on the The Opportunity in Setbacks and Rainy Days Letters. I challenged her to actually sid down and write herself one of those letters,  to have on hand when the next setback happened. Below is Rachana’s letter to herself in all its glory….