For Moms with Postpartum Depression: Daily Hope

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In 2011, nearly 1,000 women signed on to receive hope, encouragement and understanding with Daily Hope, a first-of-its-kind service for women with postpartum depression.

I’ve spent the last several weeks working with Hopeful World Publishing to make Daily Hope even better, and I’m so excited to tell you about it.  We’ve relaunched Daily Hope.  Here are a few of the great improvements and a picture of its loveliness (please read to the end because there’s a lot of important stuff in here!):

 

1)   You can be assured that every Monday thru Friday for an entire year you will receive a Daily Hope message.  We won’t miss a day, and it will be sent to your inbox at the same time every day so you don’t find yourself wondering whether one is coming. Yay!!  (To sign up, click here!)

2)   We now have rolling enrollment, so at whatever point you sign up, you will get all of the Daily Hopes in order, starting with the very first, and will never miss out on any of our carefully crafted personal messages of support and healing.  (To sign up, click here!)

3)   Subscribers to Daily Hope will have access to exclusive content not available on Postpartum Progress … so look for a few nice surprises and extras.  We’ve also assembled a beautiful set of images by British photographer Xanthe Berkeley to inspire you that are paired with each Daily Hope.  I know you’ll find them encouraging and soothing.

When the new Daily Hope launches on January 10, we will charge all new subscribers a fee of $5 per month, or you have the option of paying $49 for the entire year.  This comes out to just $1.25 or less per week, the price of a visit to McDonald’s for coffee once a week.    If you are already on our subscriber list as of January 2012, know that we are offering current subscribers a discount — $15 off the total annual price of $49.  To get the super top secret discount code, email me at postpartum progress [at] gmail [dot] com and I’ll give it to you.  We also have a scholarship fund, so if you can’t afford Daily Hope let me know.

If you’d like to promote Daily Hope on your own blog or website, I hope you’ll become a Daily Hope Affiliate.  Any time someone subscribes to Daily Hope from your site, you will receive a 20% commission.  To become an official Daily Hope affiliate, sign up http://hopefulworld.org/register/aff_signup.php and go to Affiliate Info – Get Affiliate Banners and Links.

All net proceeds will benefit Postpartum Progress the non-profit, which raises awareness of postpartum depression and works to improve the support and services for women with PPD.  If you’d like to receive the new Daily Hope, please BE SURE you sign up here!

Whew! That was a lot of information, but I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss anything.  I truly hope you will join us.  I’m so proud that Daily Hope is now better than ever.  It took a lot of behind-the-scenes work to get it to this level, and I’m so grateful for the help of Ria Sharon and Jen Lemen at Hopeful World Publishing.

If you no longer need Daily Hope and do not plan to subscribe, please let me say I’m so glad you were with us and I hope you are feeling better every day.

– Katherine

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About Katherine Stone

is the founder & editor of Postpartum Progress. She was named one of the ten most influential mom bloggers of 2011, a WebMD Health Hero and one of the top 25 parent bloggers using social media for social good. She also writes the Fierce Blog, and a parenting column for Disney's Babble.com.

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  1. I know that you have thought this out carefully, but I feel compelled to comment. I've only just discovered this web site in the last month and subscribed to Daily Hope immediately. However we simply cannot fit $49 into our budget (or even $34 with the discount) and this saddens me. I enjoyed it very much while it lasted. I am sure that deciding to charge for it is not something you have taken lightly, but I think it will definitely restrict access to some of those who need it.

  2. I agree with Felicia. I am sure you have thought this out carefully but I am concerned that there will be many women out there in the depths of despair who could really use this service who won't pay for it. Could you consider asking for donations instead of a required fee? I feel like it is the women like myself who have come through to the the other side of PPD who might like to financially support daily hope and not have that burden fall on those who are just beginning their journey.

  3. The changes sound great! But I agree with Felicia and Catherine about the fee. Daily Hope has felt like such a gift to me, and since I've been unable to work during my long recovery, our finances are really tight and we're having to be really careful with how we spend even a little bit of money. Financial worries worsen my anxiety, too, so sadly I won't be able to participate in the new format. Thank you so much for all you do to support women with postpartum issues.

  4. Katherine Stone says:

    Felicia, Catherine and Nina –

    Thank you so much for your comments. I understand completely. I'm really so happy I was able to offer Daily Hope for free for as long as I was.

    I realized, though, that in order to be able to continue Daily Hope and make it available to as many people as possible we were going to have to start charging for it. I know that it will be a stretch for some families, which is why we created the monthly $5 option, and also the option to have someone else (maybe a family member, friend, your place of faith, or perhaps even another reader here who sees your comment) pay for it for you.

    After 7 years of stretching Postpartum Progress as thin as possible and covering all the costs myself, I can't do that anymore. I have to value this work, just as I tell all of you to value yourselves. Meantime, our blog will remain as robust as always and free to anyone and everyone and I'm enormously proud of that.

    – Katherine

  5. Absolutely understandle Katherine. I'm wondering if there could be a way on the site to formally connect those who are in need of daily hope with those wishing to pay the fee for them? Just brainstorming… I don't know if there is any software out there that could do something like that.

  6. I was just reading your post on 5 Reasons Asking for Help Sucks, Katherine. And I applaud you for actually doing it in the form of Daily Hope… so that you don't have to continue to carry the burden of this very important work all by yourself. And in the process, providing the possibility for a true community — giving and receiving help from each other.

  7. Katherine, you are such a pillar of strength & independence for all of us.

    I'm so proud of you & the way you run Postpartum Progress. It is your constant gift to us & it is time that we give as well. If me paying $5.00 per month for Daily Hope helps keep the rest of the site alive & going strong with your full attention, then I am all for it.

  8. Thank you for your response, Katherine. I'm very grateful for the time and resources you have and continue to put in to make Postpartum Progress what it is. Your commitment is inspiring and you make an excellent point about valuing ourselves and our work. Blessings to you.

  9. I recently signed up for Daily Hope, but did not realize that there was a charge for it. I do not have the extra money to be able to pray for a subscription, so unfortunately I will not be able to subscribe to Daily Hope. :(

  10. However, thank you for a beautiful and enormously helpful and encouraging web page! :)

  11. I would love to sponsor Nina, Catherine and Felicia for Daily Hope for 2012. Katherine…let me know how to go about doing that. Happy Holidays ladies…and thanks for reaching out.

    • Deborah, This is so generous of you and I'm grateful that you are offering to do this for me. I truly believe in "paying it forward" and when I'm able to do so I will. Many blessings to you and everyone who has offered to sponsor a fellow mom. What a wonderful community this is!

    • Catherine says:

      Deborah, thank you so much for your generosity! I actually wanted to sponsor someone else! lol. :) I think it is a great way to "pay it forward" and help each other out. Let me know if you need any help setting up a sponsorship system, Katherine!

  12. Oh, and Linda, too!

  13. I'd love to sponsor another mom too. Just let me know how. :)

  14. I'd like to sponsor someone too!

  15. I would also like to sponsor someone or someones. Please let us know how to do that!

  16. Robin | Farewell, St says:

    I'll sponsor someone too! Katherine, if you want me to coordinate this for you I'm happy to do that as part of my support for Postpartum Progress.

    Also, the new Daily Hope looks beautiful. Nice work.

  17. I love the idea of connecting people who want to contribute for others with those who can't pay!

    Also, I'm loving the new look and I totally added the subscribe bnutton thingamajig (highly technical lingo, there) to my blog.

  18. Katherine Stone says:

    OMG I love you all so much. Will write a post about the Daily Hope scholarship fund ASAP.

  19. I just found this website two days ago and would like to see more Daily Hopes in preview format before I decide whether or not to commit financially. Would you perhaps be able to do a 10 day free preview, and then I can decide? I think you'll find this might help recruit new subscribers.

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