"I'm Fine" and Other Lies Depression Will Tell You

I've been harboring a secret for the past month or so. Only a few close friends know and my family, obviously. I don't know why I haven't said anything about it or why I've been hiding it. The truth is that about seven weeks after Keira came into the world, I started slipping back into my depression. ...more
This is a great description of exactly what can happen. I have called it "Perfectly Hidden ...more

4 Natural Strategies to Beat the Wintertime Blues

Longer, colder and more isolating; that's what winter in Minnesota means to this mama.The days feel longer (thank goodness we're past the Winter Solstice though) despite the fact that the actual time we see the sun is shorter....more

My day in the hospital laboring with prodromal labor. There's a first time for everything!

Well I had a first the other day. I got to experience going to the L&D ward, sitting in triage for a good four hours, being moved to another waiting room to see if I would progress more and then being moved to an actual labor and delivery room with the intention of having my water broken at 1:00am. All to wake up the next morning with contractions having stopped and being sent home exhausted, overwhelmed and extremely disappointed with my baby still in my womb....more

A Memo to the First Time Mom: 15 Things You Need to Know

You are pregnant. You may be days away from the life changing event, you may be at the beginning of your pregnancy; one thing is certain and that's that your life will radically change. It'll change in a way you cannot even fathom. Don't worry though, I'm going to let you in on a few little secrets. ...more
Re #6:  He's a real man if he does perineal massage! Seriously. There is no reason why healthy ...more

Does Facebook cause us to pry too much into another's life?

"When are you having another baby?""When you are guys going to start a family?"...more

This is What Depression Feels Like

When I was diagnosed with postpartum depression back in 2009, I promised myself that I would try to give a "voice" to this often times shameful and silent disease. ...more
There's nothing wrong with antidepressants. I look at it like someone who has high blood ...more

When was the last time you threw up on yourself? Mine was yesterday!

Pecked2DeathByChckns It was so crazy! I still can't believe it happened. Thank goodness you ...more