#30DaysofThanks: Thankful for moms

thankful for moms

Today, Nov. 25, i am grateful for other moms. As a first-time mom, motherhood didn’t exactly come naturally to me. I often felt overwhelmed and unsure of myself. Further, I got postpartum depression and anxiety, which really made motherhood difficult. I am grateful for all the moms out there who offered advice, be they friends Read More …

Treating Postpartum Depression with Pet Therapy

Treating Postpartum Depression with Pet Therapy

I’m reading more and more about how pets – particularly dogs – are used in therapy for people with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental disorders. But after a simple web search, I found very little on treating postpartum depression with pet therapy. Our dog, a German shepherd named Heidi, has been and Read More …

Postpartum depression and anxiety: One year later

postpartum depression and anxiety quote

It is my son’s first birthday, and I couldn’t be more proud of my handsome baby and all his growth and development. It’s also bittersweet when I look back over a year of dealing with postpartum depression and anxiety. It’s hard for me to write this, because there is such stigma associated with mental illness Read More …

My battle with postpartum depression and anxiety

depressed woman in bedroom postpartum depression

On New Year’s Day 2015, I woke up in such a pit of despair that I almost immediately began to cry and couldn’t stop until about three that afternoon. Luckily, my mother-in-law came to babysit my son, so my husband could help take care of me. I’d always heard of postpartum depression, or the worse cases of Read More …