Posts Tagged: postpartum

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 »

A Newborn Stranger: Caroline’s Story

Caroline shares her story of learning to build a relationship with her infant son. Not every mom experiences a rush of love and connection at the moment of birth. Caroline illustrates beautifully that sometimes it takes time to build a relationship, and that is completely okay! When I was pregnant, all I wanted was to… Read more »