Posts Tagged: motherhood

Postpartum Evolution

My oldest child just turned 10. This is hard to believe, because his babyhood and toddler years still feel so close. They were years that broke me in unexpected ways–forcing me to confront the dark corners of postpartum depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. The people closest to me say that I was not myself in… Read more »

Opening

When my son was born I disappeared. The self that I was prior to his birth vanished the moment he entered the world. It felt like a death and I spent the majority of three years reviving and transforming and becoming a mother. My closest friend will tell you that she thought I had been… Read more »

Celebrating in Isolation

Article by Andrea Paterson I remember my son’s first birthday in a rather hazy way. I was not well then–overwhelmed by new motherhood and struggling to stay afloat. The idea of having to plan and throw a birthday party felt huge and exhausting, so I had a small party at home, invited only a few… Read more »

What I Need: Guest Post

I didn’t need these until I had babies. Well…that’s not exactly true. I needed these awhile ago. But I wasn’t willing to accept I needed them until I had babies. You see, motherhood was the thing that pushed me over the edge. It was also the thing that saved me. For most of my life… Read more »