Category: PPD & Anxiety

Getting Smart with Balance

“And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.” – Luke 2:52 This is a passage of scripture that has always meant a lot to me. It shows us that the greatest man that ever walked this earth needed balance in…

1 Simple Rule to Mamahood

Hi! I’m Ashle and I am visiting you from www.thepotterpackblog.com. I’ve gotten to know the lovely Kaitlyn through social media and I am thrilled to be sharing here on her awesome site today. My momma heart often needs encouraged and that is what I want to…

Dream vs. Nightmare: What’s your mamahood?

What I had dreamed would be the greatest time of my life turned out to be a complete nightmare. The dream began when I was a very little girl. All I thought about was the day when I would become a mother. I spent every day…

Confessions of a Postpartum Mama

There’s something very surreal about sitting down to write your own personal life experiences. Surreal? More like scary… terrifying… yes, let’s go with terrifying. It might just be because the topic is something people don’t often open up about to random strangers on the internet (hello,…

4 Reasons I Am Running A[nother] Half-Marathon

I ran a half marathon last June in Yellowstone with my sister-in-law and husband. It was one of the WORST experiences of my life. I didn’t realize the entire thing was a trail run and I did not train on a dirt trail once during my…

I thought I was a bad mom… and I was wrong!

I came across this article about a month ago. As I read it, I couldn’t help but cry silently because this could have been the ending to my story. I know the overwhelming feelings of inadequacy and the depths of sorrow that Allison must have felt. I feel so sad…

The 5 Stages of Postpartum Depression

The 5 Stage of Grief by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross were engrained into my head during nursing school. These relate perfectly to PPD. Here are my 5 stages of grief Postpartum Depression:           Denial occurs in the stages of postpartum depression first because it helps…