Tag: Anxiety

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 in June of 2016 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…

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 us to deal with the loss…