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Girl, Disrupted (A State of Mental Health)


This topic has been a long time coming. Mental health. How many of you inwardly cringed at that? I sure did, and for many different reasons.

I’ve been told that maybe I shouldn’t talk about this. That maybe if I want to turn my blog into revenue, I should keep it upbeat. Screw that. This blog, above all else, is my outlet. That and most moms who have turned their blogs into revenue are simply honest, simply themselves.

If you’re a regular reader, you have been there with me as I have fought (I say fight, because it is a fight, and ‘struggle’ just sounds so defeatist) postpartum depression. I have been frank with you as I’ve described the lows, the relief of recovery, the heartbreak of a downslide. Continue reading

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Navigating the Abyss…


Allow me to get serious for one post. As briefly touched on in a couple of previous posts, yours truly has post-partum depression. Not baby blues, not winter bummers, but post-partum depression. I became aware of this around Christmas time, maybe even before. Now, I always get a little moody in the winter, and probably have undiagnosed Seasonal Affective Disorder. I don’t like fall after the leaves have dropped and I don’t like winter and spring before the flowers bloom. I don’t like watching the world around me wither and decay. I love watching it be reborn, but I hate watching it die. Continue reading