Casie Smiley: Every Dog Has Her Day

Casie Smiley: Every Dog Has Her Day

Dear New Mama, I had a plan and remarkably, it worked. I wanted to have two children and around two years apart. In the grand scheme of things, it seemed like a good idea. I would be back to work in less time, they would have each other as companions. Vacations,...

Susan Petcher: You Are Enough

Dear New Mom, From the moment I became pregnant, it felt like the world was whispering messages of “not enough.” I didn’t drink enough water, get enough sleep, consume enough leafy greens. The stack of pregnancy and parenting books on my...
Kelly Andrews: Just Keep Showing Up

Kelly Andrews: Just Keep Showing Up

Dear Mama, As if adjusting to life with a new baby and dealing with painful postpartum physical healing wasn’t difficult enough, I’m sorry to hear that you’re also among the many mothers who are battling a peri-/postpartum mood disorder. I’ve...
Alicia Glascock: New Mom, I See You

Alicia Glascock: New Mom, I See You

Dear New Mom, I see you.  I see you hiding in your room trying to figure out if this was the best idea. Watching your newborn’s every move. Analyzing her every sound. I see you looking at your new, unknown body, pained in places you didn’t think would...
Amy Brannan: The JOY of Motherhood

Amy Brannan: The JOY of Motherhood

Hi Mama, You are an incredible mom. Whether you are a birth mom, adoptive mom, step mom, stay at home mom, working full-time mom, working part-time mom or a pregnant mom. You are amazing. When I first was diagnosed with PPD/PPA nearly 8 years ago with my first child,...
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