Split Personality

I just love this brave guest post from Jenny. We met online at #ppdchat (where she is a regular), and I got to hear her wonderful voice (the girl can sing!) through my PPD SpeakEasy calls, and we became close. I was overjoyed when she agreed to serve as a Den Mother at my Mama’s…

The Woman who Mothered me.

Mati is my miracle. Today is her birthday.  This is my story (and I’m sticking to it): After my birth-mother lost her life to postpartum depression when I was 6, she went up to heaven and searched for the best step-mother ever. Mina found Mati. She sent Mati to us, and we all fell in…

Imperfect at BlogHer

I’m on the bus to NYC. I’m going to BlogHer. The mother of all blogging conferences. It’s my first time going to something like this. And I’m nervous. And despite my best efforts, so much of what was supposed to happen before I go, didn’t. I wanted to get a haircut before I go. I…

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,…

Susan’s Story

I am so honored to have Susan’s trust with this post. Susan  (@learndhappiness on twitter ) is a member of my Mama’s Comfort Camp group, and her insights and sweetness always inspire me. She shared her lovely Rainy Day Letter with us last year, and she bloggs at learnedhappiness.wordpress.com/ – – – Of all the things I regret about my time with…

Amy’s Anxiety tips.

Look, my friend Amy is visiting us today, with her story of anxiety, and what works for her to combat it.  Yes, Amy is someone who combats her anxiety, and it works for her. My work of Permission-Based Healing is all about moving away from a stance of fighting anxiety to applying Self-Kindness skills that…

Climbing Out of the Pit of Pain

My gosh, Kristin (@littlemamajama) is here with this inspiring tender guest post! I love this woman, and I am honored to have her at my Mama’s Comfort Camp Facebook refueling station for moms.  Kristin is a stay-at-home mom, writer and social media marketer. She blogs at LittleMamaJama.com. She resides with her husband and one-year-old son in a university…

Victims, Victors, and Classes

Before we delve into this juicy post, please note this schedule change: The monthly Ithaca Mothers Support Group meetings are moving from the first Tuesday of the month to the first Thursday of the month. Our next meeting is this Thursday June 7th, at 12:30-1:30pm. More details here. – – – Does motherhood make you…

Aubrey’s Hike

Look everyone, the lovely Aubrey (@toomuchaubrey on twitter) is here today with this inspiring guest post. I love it so much! You might want a tissue for the good tears the end might bring up for you. You can read more of Aubrey’s funny and sharp writing on her blog: waytoomuchaubrey.com   Nature does strange things to a…

For Mother’s Day: The Pocket of Comfort invocation.

I hope you are having a lovely Mother’s Day. But this day is all kinds of hard. As is motherhood itself. Today (and everyday) it’s so tempting to measure your success as a mother by what you get from others. Hugs, cards, flowers… But are you measuring the love YOU give yourself? Are you giving yourself…

Split Personality

I just love this brave guest post from Jenny. We met online at #ppdchat (where she is a regular), and I got to hear her wonderful voice (the girl can sing!) through my PPD SpeakEasy calls, and we became close. I was overjoyed when she agreed to serve as a Den Mother at my Mama’s…

The Woman who Mothered me.

Mati is my miracle. Today is her birthday.  This is my story (and I’m sticking to it): After my birth-mother lost her life to postpartum depression when I was 6, she went up to heaven and searched for the best step-mother ever. Mina found Mati. She sent Mati to us, and we all fell in…

Imperfect at BlogHer

I’m on the bus to NYC. I’m going to BlogHer. The mother of all blogging conferences. It’s my first time going to something like this. And I’m nervous. And despite my best efforts, so much of what was supposed to happen before I go, didn’t. I wanted to get a haircut before I go. I…

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,…

Susan’s Story

I am so honored to have Susan’s trust with this post. Susan  (@learndhappiness on twitter ) is a member of my Mama’s Comfort Camp group, and her insights and sweetness always inspire me. She shared her lovely Rainy Day Letter with us last year, and she bloggs at learnedhappiness.wordpress.com/ – – – Of all the things I regret about my time with…

Amy’s Anxiety tips.

Look, my friend Amy is visiting us today, with her story of anxiety, and what works for her to combat it.  Yes, Amy is someone who combats her anxiety, and it works for her. My work of Permission-Based Healing is all about moving away from a stance of fighting anxiety to applying Self-Kindness skills that…

Climbing Out of the Pit of Pain

My gosh, Kristin (@littlemamajama) is here with this inspiring tender guest post! I love this woman, and I am honored to have her at my Mama’s Comfort Camp Facebook refueling station for moms.  Kristin is a stay-at-home mom, writer and social media marketer. She blogs at LittleMamaJama.com. She resides with her husband and one-year-old son in a university…

Victims, Victors, and Classes

Before we delve into this juicy post, please note this schedule change: The monthly Ithaca Mothers Support Group meetings are moving from the first Tuesday of the month to the first Thursday of the month. Our next meeting is this Thursday June 7th, at 12:30-1:30pm. More details here. – – – Does motherhood make you…

Aubrey’s Hike

Look everyone, the lovely Aubrey (@toomuchaubrey on twitter) is here today with this inspiring guest post. I love it so much! You might want a tissue for the good tears the end might bring up for you. You can read more of Aubrey’s funny and sharp writing on her blog: waytoomuchaubrey.com   Nature does strange things to a…

For Mother’s Day: The Pocket of Comfort invocation.

I hope you are having a lovely Mother’s Day. But this day is all kinds of hard. As is motherhood itself. Today (and everyday) it’s so tempting to measure your success as a mother by what you get from others. Hugs, cards, flowers… But are you measuring the love YOU give yourself? Are you giving yourself…