Tag: May mental health awareness month

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: 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: 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 […]

We are Motherhood: Megan’s Story

We are Motherhood: Megan’s Story

“When a mother is battling postpartum depression you can help by letting them vent. Yes, it’s a lot of negativity. Yes, it gets old hearing the same complaints all the time, but they need to let it out somehow. They need to let it out […]

We are Motherhood: Amy’s Story

We are Motherhood: Amy’s Story

I met Amy through the same Faith & Mamas instachat that I met my co-host for the month, Kaitlyn. Amy inspires me with her Faith in God and perseverance in the face of tribulation. She is sharing her experience today over at her blog: www.thepragmaticpeach.com. […]

We are Motherhood: Candice’s Story

We are Motherhood: Candice’s Story

After about a week, the happy crying stopped. The excitement of being a mom stopped. I didn’t want visitors. I felt miserable. I hated that I was a mom. I looked at my daughter and thought how I had made such a mistake…My life was […]

We are Motherhood: Stefani R’s Story

We are Motherhood: Stefani R’s Story

Excerpt from Stefani’s story posted on www.mypostpartumlife.com: “My rock bottom hit me in the shower. The cold water trickling over me. Tears streaming down my face. Dreaming of an escape. Praying for a cure. Ashamed that I couldn’t get better. All at once, I seemed […]