Ever seen a “super mom” badge for those women who exclusively breastfed for 12 months ? If you’ve had a kid in the past 5 years, you would be living under a rock if you haven’t seen one of these badges on social media. My personal favorite type of these awards comes from the “Boobie […]Read More Golden Boobies, Guilt, and a Dose of Reality in Mom Achievements
September is Suicide Awareness month so this post will not be all hearts and flowers. Trigger warning: this post deals with that issue intimately. Today, I will open my heart and share something deeply personal not for my own benefit but for the benefit of other people and families struggling and to raise awareness for […]Read More It’s Suicide Awareness Month but we are not helpless.
Today, I’m talking about an issue that does not attract much attention even in the circles which discuss pre-natal and post-natal depression. Honestly, even in the discussion of mental illness, this topic is often left out even if it is an especially common issue. Today, I am approaching drug abuse in pregnancy and in struggles […]Read More Substance Abuse is a Feminist Issue and a Maternal Issue
Recently, Sage Biotech, a company which has an experimental treatment for Postpartum Depression (PPD), posted their team at the ACOG conference in May posing beside their new ad campaign. While there is hope that this new drug may show promise for moms like me suffering from PPD, I am about to tell you why this […]Read More Postpartum Depression is not a Pacifier
I’m a Type A woman with OCD. I have probably always been a perfectionist and my own worst critic. I have really never failed at much. I don’t say this as a gloat. But I’m also usually a fair judge of my own capabilities and not one to take huge risks, either. A part of […]Read More Failure to mom?