Tag: depression

Snap Out of It! You’re a Mom!

One of my fellow CTWorkingMoms bloggers recently posted a heart-wrenching story about her childhood (read it here). It seems her mother, after her own mother died, would not put up a Christmas tree again, even though her daughter asked her to do it. This elicited a very strong reaction in me. I know that everyone is

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My Post PPD Fears

Overwhelming sadness. Alone. Irritable. Ashamed. These are the words that come to mind when I think back to my struggle with postpartum depression three years ago. During those dark days I remember feeling so confused. I knew how lucky I was to have this beautiful baby, and how happy I should be, yet I began

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A Letter to My Friend Who Has Not Yet Had Kids: Why Having a Baby Is Totally Worth It

  If the title of this post sounds familiar, it’s because two weeks ago, I posted about a related topic, in which I admitted to my younger sister that I had glossed over the pain of being a mom and wanted to make sure she understood how difficult it can be, if that level of

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