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Tag: mental health

Why I Won’t Let You Use Social Media: An Open Letter...

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Dear daughter, You asked me again why I won’t let you use social media. And, once again, I didn’t do an excellent job of explaining...

Healing after birth

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I had my youngest child four years ago, but I am still healing from that pregnancy and birth. The entire time we are pregnant, there...

5 Lessons Yoga has Taught me about Motherhood

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After diagnosing me with a postpartum mood disorder, my physician “prescribed” taking time for myself as part of my treatment plan. Having been a...

An open letter to new mamas everywhere

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Hey, new mama. I know you’re tired You haven’t slept the last few weeks because you’ve been SO uncomfortable. I know you were in labor for...

“You’re So Skinny!”

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The other evening I was out with a few friends. When I stood up to leave, I couldn't help but notice one of them...

It’s Not Crabbiness, It’s ‘Rona Rage

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I spend my days in a fog of crabbiness. There needs to be a name for what I’m experiencing. Naming it will be therapeutic,...

D-Mer: Why I Chose to Bottle Feed My Son

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When my first son was born, I was hell-bent on nursing. D-Mer had other plans. I had seen several women around me succeed at nursing,...

COVID-19 Needs A Trauma Informed Approach

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It is well-documented that the best way to curb the spread of COVID-19 is to practice social distancing. As Governor Evers has said, we...

You Can’t Have It All

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I’m in a really good place right now. If you’re thinking, well, goody for you, I get it. But, I say this because I...

Caring for Your Mental Health During Social Distancing

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If you're overwhelmed by what everyone is calling your "new normal" in the days of social distancing, you are not alone. This is not...