Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Mourning Moon

Article by Andrea Paterson There are those who celebrate the “mourning moon,” the last full moon before the Winter Solstice. This year’s Mourning Moon just passed and its symbolism struck a chord. It is the last point of brightness in the descending dark. As the longest night of the year approaches it is a chance… Read more »

Our Most Heartfelt Thanks!

On November 14 The Good Mother Project hosted a spectacular photography fundraiser at the Scotiabank Dance Centre. Seventy-one moms, accompanied by their children, had portraits taken by volunteer photographers. The project raised $3238 for Pacific Post Partum Support Society. You can see an article about the event in the Vancouver Courier.  Sheila Duffy, Director of… Read more »

Motherhood with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

A new mom shares her story of becoming a mother while battling the symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Having an underlying mental health challenge can make pregnancy and the postpartum period even more overwhelming. This mother talks about acknowledging her challenges and finding the appropriate help before even bringing her baby home. Preventive measures can… Read more »

Preparing for Motherhood After PPD/A Part 2

A few months ago Kelley Allen shared reflections from the first trimester of her pregnancy with her second child. After suffering with postpartum depression and anxiety after the birth of her daughter, Kelley is sharing her experience and tactics as she moves through her second journey towards motherhood. Article by Kelley Allen Writing about the… Read more »