Category: PPD & Anxiety

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…

The One Thing Nobody Tells You About Postpartum

The one thing nobody tells you about postpartum is… postpartum depression (PPD) happens to 1 out of every 5 women. That is 20% of the female population! Why is it such a taboo subject if it is so common?! A great article that explains the symptoms…

MY STORY of PPD: That’s okay with me.

I have thought long and hard about exactly how I would put my story into words. I just want to be real with all of you. I hope sharing my story can help you have someone to relate to. Or at least help others to be…