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 on Instagram and I suggest if you’re struggling finding your place in Motherhood, you do the same- we’re happy to have you! She agreed to relay her story and I’m happy to share it with you. Please read the following excerpt and check out her website at 

When you think of a new baby what are the first things that come to mind? Bundles of pink or blue blankets, binkies, tiny diapers, itty bitty zip-front onesies, glowing face of a new mom? There is so much joy in welcoming a new baby into your family. After all the flowers wilt and the balloons fall from the ceiling, the reality of the joys and struggles of being a new mom becomes the reality. Showers become a luxury, sleep is at a premium, and hormones are all over the place. In today’s world, the pressure on moms is coming from all directions, everyone has the best advice on schedules, feeding, sleeping, swaddling, bathing. New moms are sorting through advice from all angles while just trying to make a piece of toast. As a new mom, I remember the overwhelming feeling of doing it the “right way”.  

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From the Author: Hi! My name is Kendra. I am a self-admitted perfectionist doing my best EVERY day. I am obsessed with efficiency, organization, and my family. In the evenings (or late morning), I enjoy sitting back and enjoying a glass (or bottle) of wine.