Tag: postpartum anxiety

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 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: 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: Kendra’s Story

We are Motherhood: Kendra’s Story

As we head into the last few days of our series on Postpartum Depression, Kendra shares her experience. I connected with Kendra through the awesome mommy network on Instagram– are you sensing a theme? I have found an amazing group of confident, supportive, beautiful women […]

We are Motherhood: Teera’s Story

We are Motherhood: Teera’s Story

Our next story comes from a friend I met on a baby board when I was pregnant with my Wild Thing. Teera is currently in training to become a doula. You can find her on her website and Instagram. Today, she shares her struggle with […]

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 […]

We are Motherhood: Liz’s Story

We are Motherhood: Liz’s Story

Today, we have a story from Liz from www.steppingoutofthedarkness.com. Read the following excerpt and then continue to her website to read the rest of her story.  “I have survived Postpartum depression/anxiety three times. When people ask me my story, it’s hard for me to tell, […]

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 […]