Tokens of Affection: The Book You Might Need For Your Relationship

INTRODUCTION I love being married. I am the self–proclaimed master of all things relationship–oriented, while my husband, well, he does everything else. We each surrender to the other’s area of expertise. Like everything else in life, our marriage has its good days and cranky days, and days when the relationship simply must take a back […]

When Being a Maternal Mental Health Expert Doesn’t Help Much

I thought I knew what postpartum anxiety was. Until my daughter with a history of OCD gave birth to a premature baby the day the pandemic was broadcast. I have been studying, researching, practicing, writing, and interviewing about maternal mental health for over 30 years. For some time now, my work has been acknowledged as […]

Why Postpartum Moms Need to Talk About How They Are Feeling: Shamed into silence

    New moms shouldn’t have to explain, justify, defend or substantiate the reasons they do things or the way they are feeling. But we live in a culture that demands that they do so, usually indirectly, but sometimes, blatantly. Do this. Don’t do that. Feed this way, not that way. Go here, not there. Wear […]

A Pledge to My Postpartum Self

♥ I will listen to my body and my good instincts to determine whether I need help or not. ♥ I will be prudent when listening to the well-intended but sometimes misled suggestions from others. ♥ I will spend less time on the Internet, on my phone, on social media media, and any other place or temptation […]

From One Mama To Another

Written by Hilary Waller, MS, Director of Education and Programming at The Postpartum Stress Center Reposted with permission from Rise Gatherings When my first child was just a few hours old, my then 7 year old niece was among the first visitors to arrive. When she entered my hospital room her dad leaned down and said […]

Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts: A Passion Project

Yep. That’s me. Working on my first book, This Isn’t What I Expected circa 1992. ⁣ In one month from today, Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts: A healing guide to the secret fears of new mothers is coming out. (March 1, 2019, Familius) Please indulge me with this personal post, so I can tell you why this […]

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