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My Husband Resented Me During Pregnancy {Anonymous Stories in Motherhood}

I just want to close my eyes. Close the blinds, close the curtains, and sit in the dark.  I muster the energy to eat something....

My Intrusive Thoughts Postpartum {Anonymous Stories in Motherhood}

Trigger Warning: suicidal thoughts The thoughts started after my oldest was born and I was horrified. Out of nowhere, like a flashbulb popping in my...

Life Insurance Denied – Mental Health Approved

Requested coverage: Voluntary Term Life/ADD Application Status: Denied Reason: “The coverage requested cannot be approved on you due to anxiety and medication.” I had to read it...

Shame, Guilt, and The Question of “Normal”

I scan the playground looking for my son. He spots me first, and runs over with a huge grin on his face. Suddenly ALL...

The Load of Motherhood

I always feel like I have this tremendous amount of weight upon my shoulders and I can’t shake it off. The girls’ schedules, meals,...

Mental Health Milestones: Let’s Party

Birthdays, holidays, milestones in achievement, all celebrations we inherently participate in for ourselves and others. What if we - and by we, I mean...

Britney Spears and Moms Supporting Moms

Ok, we have to address this, mamas. Most of us by now have watched the New York Times Documentary, “Framing Britney Spears.”  If I...
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