“Baby Blues” or something else?

Did you know that as many as one in FIVE women (and at least one in seven!) experience symptoms of a mood disorder (like depression) or feelings of anxiety during their pregnancy or the postpartum period?! This means that on an average day of working, running errands, or just taking a neighborhood walk - you have probably encountered at least...[ read more ]

“The Mother”

Thanks to Brandi Carlile, we Mothers now have a song that speaks directly to the beautifully complicated relationships we experience with ourselves and our children. In "The Mother," we hear the wonder, the joy, and the sentimentality of motherhood - but also echoes of mourning for a lost self, reflections of resentment over sacrificed ambitions, and a complex gratitude for the...[ read more ]

“Mom Guilt” is a real mood killer

So I'm going to get a little real with this one. After all, it was always my vision with this blog to share the good, the bad and the ugly sides of motherhood and mental health - even when I'm the ugly part. Maybe it's all the holiday stress that inevitably catches up to us one way or another. Or one...[ read more ]

How to keep it together through the holidays!

There's no doubt about it - everyday life is hectic for moms! From managing meal plans and paying bills, to helping with homework and coordinating the family carpool – taking care of “mom business” can be highly stressful in and of itself. But when you add the extra commitments, extra spending, and extra expectations of the holidays to the mix, the holiday...[ read more ]

Moms, you’re not alone!

Okay moms, listen up. I know that being a mom is hard; sometimes even just being a woman is hard (hello catcalls and unrealistically shrinking fashion trends). But also, perhaps like some of you, I know too that being a woman and mom who also experiences mental health challenges can be some days near IMPOSSIBLE. Irritability. Mood swings. Sadness. Insomnia....[ read more ]

Moms need their sleep!

You've all probably heard that research says the average person needs between 7 and 9 hours of nightly sleep for optimal health functioning, right? But did you also know that for women between the ages of 30 and 60, we are actually on average only getting 6 hours and 41 minutes each night?! This is all according to the National...[ read more ]

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