Postpartum Depression: Part 1 Of My Story

It was a Sunday morning.

A snowy one.

One where my husband had to go to work.

I was 4 months postpartum and at the height of postpartum depression… But I didn’t know that.
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I hated myself.

I hated living.

I hated sleeping.

I hated waking up.

I hated going to work.

I hated everything…

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A Letter To The 4th Trimester Mom In December

I’ve had two 4th trimesters that went into the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

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But what they didn’t know was that being close to him, holding him, was the only way I felt safe.

All of this ‘abuse by obligation’ during the holidays would manifest in extreme postpartum depression by 4 months postpartum. … More A Letter To The 4th Trimester Mom In December

I Know You Want To Quit… But You Can’t.

i know you’re tired mama. i know a part time job would help finances. i know budgeting is difficult, especially when you’re first starting out. i know meal planning is a challenge, especially when all anyone does is complain about what took you two hours of cooking and 24 hours of prep to make. i … More I Know You Want To Quit… But You Can’t.

Egg Drop Soup

This is a great soup for all ages and genders, but it’s specifically designed with a postpartum mama in mind because it is rich in protein.  It is high in B vitamins (Shiitake Mushrooms, HELLO).  And the ginger, red and black pepper are naturally warming which her body needs in this season.  Keeping a 4th trimester mama HOT is vital to her healing. … More Egg Drop Soup