Category Archives: Suicide Prevention

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Today, November 19, is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. I started to write a special post for today, but I just can’t finish it.  As someone who lost her birth mother to postpartum depression driven suicide, and six years ago almost followed the same path, I am giving myself full permission to not finish this…

Special #PPDSpeakEasy comfort camp

WTF world? Why so much pain? Too many people I love, most of them mothers, especially #ppdchat moms, are having a particularly hard time this week. I don’t usually use the F word here, not even as a letter. But something is going on. Is Mercury in retrograde? Are there storms on the sun? This isn’t funny….

My comfort zone at 40 and 1 year.

My birth mom never made it to 30. My beloved second mom is in her sixties, and makes it look very good. My over-40 friends make it clear that it’s a really good club to be joining. I am done freaking out about turning 40, and just in time. I’m going to be 40 in 2 hours. As…

With the Band!

My guest post: Very Good Enough is at Band Back Together today. Wheeee!     Do you know Band Back Together? You really should. It’s the best website ever. A shining example of the healing potential of the internet. Band Back Together is the brainchild of Aunt Becky from Mommy Wants Vodka. It is a group…

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 #PPDSpeakEasy. 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 Good Mom Anthem

Today I’m visiting Cristi at Motherhood Unadorned. Motherhood Unadorned. I love the sound of that. The pain in my neck and shoulders requires me to express my ideas with a minimum amount of typing, so the post is short and sweet. It’s called The Good Mom Anthem Go sing it. Help us make music for…

Category Archives: Suicide Prevention

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Today, November 19, is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. I started to write a special post for today, but I just can’t finish it.  As someone who lost her birth mother to postpartum depression driven suicide, and six years ago almost followed the same path, I am giving myself full permission to not finish this…

Special #PPDSpeakEasy comfort camp

WTF world? Why so much pain? Too many people I love, most of them mothers, especially #ppdchat moms, are having a particularly hard time this week. I don’t usually use the F word here, not even as a letter. But something is going on. Is Mercury in retrograde? Are there storms on the sun? This isn’t funny….

My comfort zone at 40 and 1 year.

My birth mom never made it to 30. My beloved second mom is in her sixties, and makes it look very good. My over-40 friends make it clear that it’s a really good club to be joining. I am done freaking out about turning 40, and just in time. I’m going to be 40 in 2 hours. As…

With the Band!

My guest post: Very Good Enough is at Band Back Together today. Wheeee!     Do you know Band Back Together? You really should. It’s the best website ever. A shining example of the healing potential of the internet. Band Back Together is the brainchild of Aunt Becky from Mommy Wants Vodka. It is a group…

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 #PPDSpeakEasy. 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 Good Mom Anthem

Today I’m visiting Cristi at Motherhood Unadorned. Motherhood Unadorned. I love the sound of that. The pain in my neck and shoulders requires me to express my ideas with a minimum amount of typing, so the post is short and sweet. It’s called The Good Mom Anthem Go sing it. Help us make music for…