Community, Resources, and Blogs

Community is my favorite word.

Without the support of my family and community I’d be dead now. This is true for most people, and sharply-so for me.

I thrive because of the communities I am lucky to be a part of.

How about you?

Where are you from? Where do you live now? Do you miss home? Do you have a community to sustain you?

Where are you on your PPD/PPA journey? Are you making progress on your recovery?

I would love to know more about you. It’s OK to be shy, and it’s good to reach out. As much or as little as you feel comfortable. Please comment below. Your answers, rants,  jokes, twitter handles, blog links, facebook pages, all welcome. And so are you.

 

More to love:

#PPDCHAT community on Twitter.

If you are not on twitter already, this in reason enough to get friendly with the medium. Seriously, this tweetchat every monday at 1:00pm EST and 8:30pmEST  will connect you with the most loving supportive army you will ever meet. Everything you need to know about it is here.


Postpartum Organizations:

Postpartum Progress
http://www.postpartumprogress.com/

Postpartum Depression International
http://www.postpartum.net/

Postpartum Stress center of New York
http://www.postpartumny.org/

Men and Postpartum Depression
http://www.postpartummen.com

 

Beyond personal blogs:

Lauren, the originator of #ppdchat, shines here:
http://mypostpartumvoice.com

Amber at Beyond Postpartum. Make sure to watch her excellent videos:
http://www.atlantappdmom.blogspot.com/

Ivy’s PPD blog is a wellspring of information and resources:
http://ivysppdblog.wordpress.com/

Aunt Becky’s Band Back Together totally rocks!
http://www.bandbacktogether.com/

Miranda created the best Mental Health Blogging Rally EVER!
http://notsuper-justmom.com/
My post: http://notsuper-justmom.com/2011/05/skills-for-success-and-skills-for-happiness/

 

Beloved #ppdchat friends:

Robin: http://farewellstranger.com/

Jamie: http://jamesandjax.com/

Story:

Yuz: http://www.notjustaboutwee.com/

Jenny: 
http://tranquilamama.wordpress.com./

Aunt Becky: http://www.mommywantsvodka.com/

Liz: http://northshoremommy.wordpress.com/

Jenna: http://jennafarelyn.blogspot.com/

Pam: http://www.spermiestyle.com/

Kimberly: http://www.makemommygosomethingsomething.com/

Charity: www.gigglesandgrimaces.blogspot.com

Liz: http://lizsquared.com/

Cristi: http://www.ellieadorn.com

Grace: http://arms-wide-open.squarespace.com/

Katie: http://sluiternation.com/

Liz: http://www.thewilsoncrowd.com/

Becky: http://blog.prismaticdesign.com

If you have a PPD blog that I’m not aware of, post a comment, will you?
I will be happy to add your link to this page.

If you haven’t done this already, remember  that adding a link to www.ppdtojoy.com on your corner of the internet will bring you oodles of good karma! If you help spread the love that is the free PPD SpeakEasy support phone chat,  I will dance in your honor; the chicken dance or any other dance you like, your call! I might even capture it on video and email it to you. If you care for that sort of thing.

Interested? You rock! You are welcome to write your own description of the call, especially if you participated in one. But If you are like me, you don’t have the time to look for just the right words, so here is a ready-made little thing for you. Go ahead, copy, paste, it won’t hurt a bit, promise:

The PPD SpeakEasy: A free support phone chat. Connect with mothers from near and far, because it’s easier to feel better when we share what’s hard. Every 2nd Tuesday of each month at 8:30pm EST.
Hosted by Yael Saar of www.ppdtojoy.com

Details at: http://www.ppdtojoy.com/support/speakeasy-call/

 

Look, there’s a button too!

Postpartum Depression to Joy

When you paste this HTML code on your corner of the internet, the pretty button shows up! It’s magic.

SpeakEasy

 

You got a button?
Paste the code in a comment, and I’ll make it reappear here (because thanks to WordPress, I can do magic too).

 

 

 

 

Liz at:
http://lizsquared.com/


11 Responses to Community, Resources, and Blogs
  1. Holly
    March 30, 2014 | 9:39 pm

    Hi Yael! Thanks for your great site…it looks like you’re offering a ton of great support to parents! My blog isn’t specifically a PPD blog, however many of our moms are struggling with PPD and PPA due to having a fussy, colicky or high need baby. I wonder if you would consider adding my site to your list?

    Thanks for your consideration :)

    Holly
    Holly recently posted..Letting Go of the ‘Should’s’

  2. Esther
    October 18, 2011 | 6:49 am

    I love reading your blog and have your blog in general linked as well as the SpeakEasy button, in hopes that you will reach even more people. Keep up the good work.
    Esther recently posted..I am not my diagnosis

  3. beckykid
    September 6, 2011 | 9:00 pm

    http://blog.prismaticdesign.com
    I would love to be linked!

    I don’t always talk about PPD, but its a part of me for sure. :)

    • Yael
      September 6, 2011 | 9:22 pm

      you’re on! thank you. Can you link back?
      What are the chances of hearing your voice on the call next week? I hope to h
      I hope you can make it, I’d love to hear your voice.

      • beckykid
        September 6, 2011 | 9:24 pm

        I will link! Once I get that working on my site – things are still
        new and wordpress is cranky sometimes :D

        When is the call? Depends on if the kiddo is asleep/cooperating.

        DM me if ya want :)
        beckykid recently posted..Processing grief.

  4. Liz
    June 2, 2011 | 10:02 pm

    Wonderful resources Yael! You can add me to the PPDChat section if you would like.

    • Yael
      June 6, 2011 | 8:56 am

      You’re on, my dear. Thank you for submitting your blog.
      hugs.

  5. Jaime {James and Jax}
    May 24, 2011 | 4:06 pm

    Hey Yael. Great list. You can add me to the ppdchat section, if you’d like.

    • Yael
      May 26, 2011 | 9:20 pm

      Oh. My. God!
      Jamie, you were in my draft! And as you can see now, quite at the top of the list.
      How did I lose you? I feel like a very bad friend. Your blog is a trove of awesome, as are you, my dear.
      I imagine you must have felt some rejection at not being mentioned on the list. I’m sorry to have hurt your feelings. Oh, chucks! And hugs! I Love you to pieces.

      Mamas, what are you still doing here?
      Go read Jamie’s blog right now!
      http://jamesandjax.com/

  6. Yael
    April 12, 2011 | 8:08 pm

    Here In Ithaca, I am grateful to
    BirthNet,
    ICAN,
    Temple BethEl and the and the
    Ithaca Montessori School. As well as all the Israeli ex-pats of course, especially the ISA group at Cornell.

    Online, the #ppdchat community on twitter provides me with weekly bucket-loads of comfort, and the Fluent Self mice help me do everything better.

    I love a lot, because in community there is more to love.

Community, Resources, and Blogs

Community is my favorite word.

Without the support of my family and community I’d be dead now. This is true for most people, and sharply-so for me.

I thrive because of the communities I am lucky to be a part of.

How about you?

Where are you from? Where do you live now? Do you miss home? Do you have a community to sustain you?

Where are you on your PPD/PPA journey? Are you making progress on your recovery?

I would love to know more about you. It’s OK to be shy, and it’s good to reach out. As much or as little as you feel comfortable. Please comment below. Your answers, rants,  jokes, twitter handles, blog links, facebook pages, all welcome. And so are you.

 

More to love:

#PPDCHAT community on Twitter.

If you are not on twitter already, this in reason enough to get friendly with the medium. Seriously, this tweetchat every monday at 1:00pm EST and 8:30pmEST  will connect you with the most loving supportive army you will ever meet. Everything you need to know about it is here.


Postpartum Organizations:

Postpartum Progress
http://www.postpartumprogress.com/

Postpartum Depression International
http://www.postpartum.net/

Postpartum Stress center of New York
http://www.postpartumny.org/

Men and Postpartum Depression
http://www.postpartummen.com

 

Beyond personal blogs:

Lauren, the originator of #ppdchat, shines here:
http://mypostpartumvoice.com

Amber at Beyond Postpartum. Make sure to watch her excellent videos:
http://www.atlantappdmom.blogspot.com/

Ivy’s PPD blog is a wellspring of information and resources:
http://ivysppdblog.wordpress.com/

Aunt Becky’s Band Back Together totally rocks!
http://www.bandbacktogether.com/

Miranda created the best Mental Health Blogging Rally EVER!
http://notsuper-justmom.com/
My post: http://notsuper-justmom.com/2011/05/skills-for-success-and-skills-for-happiness/

 

Beloved #ppdchat friends:

Robin: http://farewellstranger.com/

Jamie: http://jamesandjax.com/

Story:

Yuz: http://www.notjustaboutwee.com/

Jenny: 
http://tranquilamama.wordpress.com./

Aunt Becky: http://www.mommywantsvodka.com/

Liz: http://northshoremommy.wordpress.com/

Jenna: http://jennafarelyn.blogspot.com/

Pam: http://www.spermiestyle.com/

Kimberly: http://www.makemommygosomethingsomething.com/

Charity: www.gigglesandgrimaces.blogspot.com

Liz: http://lizsquared.com/

Cristi: http://www.ellieadorn.com

Grace: http://arms-wide-open.squarespace.com/

Katie: http://sluiternation.com/

Liz: http://www.thewilsoncrowd.com/

Becky: http://blog.prismaticdesign.com

If you have a PPD blog that I’m not aware of, post a comment, will you?
I will be happy to add your link to this page.

If you haven’t done this already, remember  that adding a link to www.ppdtojoy.com on your corner of the internet will bring you oodles of good karma! If you help spread the love that is the free PPD SpeakEasy support phone chat,  I will dance in your honor; the chicken dance or any other dance you like, your call! I might even capture it on video and email it to you. If you care for that sort of thing.

Interested? You rock! You are welcome to write your own description of the call, especially if you participated in one. But If you are like me, you don’t have the time to look for just the right words, so here is a ready-made little thing for you. Go ahead, copy, paste, it won’t hurt a bit, promise:

The PPD SpeakEasy: A free support phone chat. Connect with mothers from near and far, because it’s easier to feel better when we share what’s hard. Every 2nd Tuesday of each month at 8:30pm EST.
Hosted by Yael Saar of www.ppdtojoy.com

Details at: http://www.ppdtojoy.com/support/speakeasy-call/

 

Look, there’s a button too!

Postpartum Depression to Joy

When you paste this HTML code on your corner of the internet, the pretty button shows up! It’s magic.

SpeakEasy

 

You got a button?
Paste the code in a comment, and I’ll make it reappear here (because thanks to WordPress, I can do magic too).

 

 

 

 

Liz at:
http://lizsquared.com/


11 Responses to Community, Resources, and Blogs
  1. Holly
    March 30, 2014 | 9:39 pm

    Hi Yael! Thanks for your great site…it looks like you’re offering a ton of great support to parents! My blog isn’t specifically a PPD blog, however many of our moms are struggling with PPD and PPA due to having a fussy, colicky or high need baby. I wonder if you would consider adding my site to your list?

    Thanks for your consideration :)

    Holly
    Holly recently posted..Letting Go of the ‘Should’s’

  2. Esther
    October 18, 2011 | 6:49 am

    I love reading your blog and have your blog in general linked as well as the SpeakEasy button, in hopes that you will reach even more people. Keep up the good work.
    Esther recently posted..I am not my diagnosis

  3. beckykid
    September 6, 2011 | 9:00 pm

    http://blog.prismaticdesign.com
    I would love to be linked!

    I don’t always talk about PPD, but its a part of me for sure. :)

    • Yael
      September 6, 2011 | 9:22 pm

      you’re on! thank you. Can you link back?
      What are the chances of hearing your voice on the call next week? I hope to h
      I hope you can make it, I’d love to hear your voice.

      • beckykid
        September 6, 2011 | 9:24 pm

        I will link! Once I get that working on my site – things are still
        new and wordpress is cranky sometimes :D

        When is the call? Depends on if the kiddo is asleep/cooperating.

        DM me if ya want :)
        beckykid recently posted..Processing grief.

  4. Liz
    June 2, 2011 | 10:02 pm

    Wonderful resources Yael! You can add me to the PPDChat section if you would like.

    • Yael
      June 6, 2011 | 8:56 am

      You’re on, my dear. Thank you for submitting your blog.
      hugs.

  5. Jaime {James and Jax}
    May 24, 2011 | 4:06 pm

    Hey Yael. Great list. You can add me to the ppdchat section, if you’d like.

    • Yael
      May 26, 2011 | 9:20 pm

      Oh. My. God!
      Jamie, you were in my draft! And as you can see now, quite at the top of the list.
      How did I lose you? I feel like a very bad friend. Your blog is a trove of awesome, as are you, my dear.
      I imagine you must have felt some rejection at not being mentioned on the list. I’m sorry to have hurt your feelings. Oh, chucks! And hugs! I Love you to pieces.

      Mamas, what are you still doing here?
      Go read Jamie’s blog right now!
      http://jamesandjax.com/

  6. Yael
    April 12, 2011 | 8:08 pm

    Here In Ithaca, I am grateful to
    BirthNet,
    ICAN,
    Temple BethEl and the and the
    Ithaca Montessori School. As well as all the Israeli ex-pats of course, especially the ISA group at Cornell.

    Online, the #ppdchat community on twitter provides me with weekly bucket-loads of comfort, and the Fluent Self mice help me do everything better.

    I love a lot, because in community there is more to love.