Posts Categorized: moms’ stories

For Florence

  Article by Amanda Ho Dear Florence, If I could have met you, I would have first given you a huge hug and then told you it’s ok. I know how you feel. I’ve been there. And while I can’t give you this message now, I send it out to all others who might be… Read more »

Becoming Enough

Article by Janice Milnerwood Remember that time before you became a parent when you were positive you’d raise your child a certain way?  I do.  How you’d never feed her pizza, or give him candy before age two.  Maybe you’d have a routine by three months of age and never, ever let your baby come… Read more »

Look How Far We’ve Come

Heather Naus shares her story about postpartum anxiety and depression. Despite going through a very dark time, she emerges finding that she has much to be thankful for. Wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving from Pacific Post Partum Support Society, and hoping that you have a chance to find gratitude, even in the midst of challenging… Read more »

My Self Care in Transition

Article by PPPSS Counselor Shealagh Davis   I was talking to a mom the other day on the phone and the subject of self-care came up as it usually does.  She said that her old self wouldn’t have allowed her not to take care of herself. That the old self (pre-baby) knew to take a… Read more »

Everything Will Change

Article by Amelia Muir At six months everything will change. That’s what I thought. For six months I could do anything, live with anything, endure anything. I could give everything to my baby because that’s what a mom should do, and because eventually it would change. At six months baby will stop waking up every… Read more »