Sometimes things don’t go the way that we planned, but at this time my vision for this space is a place to share the expansive range of feelings and experiences from every part of motherhood and life after becoming a mom. It is important to note that an integral part of my journey is my struggle with postpartum depression. This is a subject that can be a trigger for others and in those situations I will always include a trigger warning so that a reader may navigate away from the page.
In addition to sharing my struggles it is my plan to invite friends to share theirs as well. If new motherhood taught me anything it is that so many women suffer in silence. It is my mission to see the end of that. Part of changing that is being open with my own experience so that others may feel comfortable doing the same. If Derek will go along with it, I would like to get him to write about things from his perspective too, because being a new dad, working full time, and supporting a wife who is frankly unstable is quite the undertaking.
Before I go any further, I want to share a special thanks to those who have supported me in this journey: Derek, my parents, Jen, Dr. Miles, Dani, Robin, Lauren, and my orcas, lemmings, and llamas. My gratitude for each of you is profound.
As I expand on the site a bit I will add this information elsewhere, but if you or someone you know is struggling with PPD, PPA, or any other perinatal mood disorder, here are some resources:
If there is something you would like to ask me about, a suggestion for a post, or anything else, send me an email! I am always up for suggestions and feedback.
I am so excited to finally get this off the ground. I hope you enjoy it!