Postpartum Life

A Walk in the Woods with LILLEbaby

A Walk in the Woods with LILLEbaby

One of my favorite fall haunts is skyline drive (it’s also one of my favorite spring spots too fyi). If you’ve ever seen Virginia in the fall, you can imagine why a tree covered mountain would be a big draw. Every year, I start to […]

Friendship and Mental Health: How to Be There when Your Friend Can’t 

Friendship and Mental Health: How to Be There when Your Friend Can’t 

I wrote this post as part of the “Face of Motherhood” campaign I did in May. I hope you’ll go back and read through the posts I collaborated on with many other women who also struggled with some type of post partum mental health illness. […]

We are Motherhood: Exposed and Vulnerable on

We are Motherhood: Exposed and Vulnerable on

As I sit here to share this with you all, I’m  not sure how I feel: excited, overwhelmed, a little embarrassed to have the spotlight on me? When I decided to start a blog last fall, I didn’t expect this. I just wanted to share […]

We are the Face of Motherhood: A Series on Postpartum Depression

We are the Face of Motherhood: A Series on Postpartum Depression

When you have finished this Introduction, please visit We are MOTHERHOOD to follow the rest of the series In honor of Maternal Mental Health Awareness month, we are kicking off a series on real women’s experiences with mental health and motherhood. Every week day in May, […]

We are Motherhood: Ten Not so Common Signs That You May be Struggling with Anxiety or Depression

We are Motherhood: Ten Not so Common Signs That You May be Struggling with Anxiety or Depression

Did you know Anxiety and Depression can be caused by hormonal imbalances, vitamin deficiencies, or even situational circumstances? Google it. It’s true. It’s not always a “problem” with your brain and you might not even realize what you’re experiencing is actually a mood disorder. So, […]

We are Motherhood: What, did you stop eating? 

We are Motherhood: What, did you stop eating? 

Note to the reader: When someone loses weight quickly it may be a first reaction to comment on her weight whether positively or out of concern. If you are really concerned, please ask in private. Eating disorders are serious and can accompany (or be accompanied […]

We are Motherhood: a Dad’s Perspective on Postpartum Depression

We are Motherhood: a Dad’s Perspective on Postpartum Depression

by Jonathan Fuller As cliche as it may sound, my wife is my rock. The anchor that keeps me grounded; emotionally, mentally, morally and spiritually. Our family is the reason I wake up every morning and without her our family would not exist. As such […]

How to Dress Up a Graphic Tee: Part 2

How to Dress Up a Graphic Tee: Part 2

If you want to hear the basics of dressing up a Graphic Tee, see part 1 here. Otherwise, lets jump right in. This t-shirt is special for a couple reasons. One, it represents a new friendship. Two, it supports women who have suffered, struggled, and […]

We are Motherhood: Ashleigh’s Story: What I wish my Husband Knew

We are Motherhood: Ashleigh’s Story: What I wish my Husband Knew

The 6 things I wish my husband understood about my depression by Ashleigh  “Husbands: you are what hold your wife together. Be her duct tape.” My husband is one of those science guys. He loves to break things and make things run more efficiently. The […]

How to Dress Up a Graphic Tee: Part 1

How to Dress Up a Graphic Tee: Part 1

Here’s a little bit you may not know about me because you haven’t seen this side much. I love graphic tees. And, better yet, I love men’s graphic tees. Mostly, I throw on some jeans and choose from one of my favorite cozy tees and call it […]