Posts Categorized: moms’ stories

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 »

Lessons Learned from Lego

Article by Clare Zeschky   I’ve been playing a lot with Lego recently. I mean A LOT. My daughter is obsessed. I have to say, it’s not the worst part of this parenting thing. There’s nothing better than this box of bricks. There’s nothing she can’t build- we’ve made schools for aliens, vet surgeries, day… Read more »

Having a Baby after PPD/A: Notes from my Second Trimester

Article by Andrea Paterson People generally try to comfort you by saying that your second pregnancy will be different, that your second baby will be different. My second pregnancy has certainly been different–it’s been worse. After suffering severe postpartum depression and anxiety after the birth of my son four years ago I went into my… Read more »

How Birth Kindled My Passion

Article by Erika Mitchell When I was younger I had no desire to be a mother. I aspired to be a cool aunt who swept into my nieces and nephews lives with gifts, an air of mystery and fabulous stories of adventure. When I turned 21 I realized I would never have nieces and nephews…. Read more »