Tag: maternal mental health

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: Lauren’s Story 

We are Motherhood: Lauren’s Story 

When I first saw Lauren’s Instagram, I remember thinking what a wonderful woman she was. She has fostered and is raising several children through adoption and several she bore in her belly. Her strength and beauty shines through every interaction. Check out her blog for […]

We are Motherhood: Melissa’s Story

We are Motherhood: Melissa’s Story

Excerpt from Melissa of www.print-therapy.com “I never thought I’d cry in the middle of Target, trying to pick out a type of chocolate. But there I was, crying in Target, feeing so overwhelmed by the plethora of chocolate choices that I pushed my cart down […]

We are Motherhood: Melanie’s Story

We are Motherhood: Melanie’s Story

Here comes another story from a beautiful mama I met on Instagram (if you’re struggling to find your mom community, look here, there are so many positive, wonderful women from all over the world, ready to have your back and support you in your struggles […]

We are Motherhood: Allison’s Story

We are Motherhood: Allison’s Story

by Allison I am a woman with OCD, a form of anxiety and depression. When I found out I was pregnant, I was excited but also nervous, knowing that I was at a higher risk for postpartum depression since I had depression already. My sister-in-law […]

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 […]

We are Motherhood: Kaitlyn’s Story

We are Motherhood: Kaitlyn’s Story

I met Kaitlyn several months ago on Instagram. I found her story on her blog and immediately knew that I admired her bravery in sharing her story. I wanted to do that. I wanted to share my experience in the hopes that other women would […]

We are Motherhood: Stefani’s Story

We are Motherhood: Stefani’s Story

Today, my friend Stefani is sharing her story over on her blog, Crafty Christian. I’m inspired by her zeal for Jesus and her example for others of perseverance in the face of adversity. She struggles every day with a chronic condition but you won’t hear […]