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Postpartum Support International 30th Anniversary Events - Playing Monopoly with God

This week marks the 30th anniversary of Postpartum Support International (PSI)!   I will be participating in one of their events, a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) discussion panel, this Friday, May 18th. 315 more words

Come As You Are: What Happens In a Perinatal Support Group?

“This is a judgement-free zone,” we tell the women as they settle into their chairs. “It’s ALL in here.”  The pregnant and postpartum mamas, understandably, often seem a bit nervous at the start of their first support group, unaware of what to make of this hour together. 752 more words


2018: Keep It Simple, Stupid

You may have noticed that I haven’t written in a while, about a month and a half to be exact. When I started this blog, I had just had the idea to write a book. 473 more words

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Don't Tell Me How Fast It Goes

I’ve been out of sorts for a couple of days. My husband was sick, followed by both of my kids being sick (including a massive amount of vomit during Thanksgiving dinner), the baby teething AGAIN, and finally, running over a screw. 1,153 more words

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Sleep? With a new baby?! Protected Sleep as an aspect of self-care

By Cory Bernard

Prioritizing good sleep is good self love.

What is protected sleep?

Sleep is important to all humans; it’s one of our primary sources of energy. 1,362 more words


Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) are psychological disorders that present during the period shortly before childbirth and up to one-year post childbirth (Ayers & Shakespeare, 2015; Howard et al., 2014; MacMillan, n.d.; World Health Organization , 2017).   2,131 more words


      Motherhood Unveiled: “This Isn’t What I Thought”

Over the course of ten long and beautiful months of pregnancy there is so much excitement; the dreams, the little outfits and baby showers. 1,491 more words