Fredericksburg Moms Need Perinatal Therapists

This post was originally posted on my Fredericksburg Parent Magazine blog, Mom In Progress.  I’m learning the hard reality that if someone in my family needs to see a specialist, there’s a good chance we’ll be asked to see a specialist in Northern Virginia or Richmond. Maybe it isn’t a big deal to you because … Read on…

What I Don’t Want to Hear as a New Parent

Now that I’ve had L, I’m getting a better idea of what I find helpful and not helpful to say to a parent with a new baby. Having been dealing with learning how to care for a baby in addition to postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety, I have realized that when I’ve begun to vent or bring … Read on…

Climb Out of the Darkness

Over the weekend, people all over the world participated in Climb Out of the Darkness, the world’s largest even raising awareness for perinatal mood disorders. They climbed to symbolize their past personal climb out of the darkness. They climbed to symbolize their current fight to find their way out of the darkness. They climbed to support … Read on…

My Postpartum Anxiety: Part 1

You silently take note of what needs to be done: empty dishwasher, reload it with dirty dishes, and then sweep the floor. Three things. Not hard. The baby starts fussing. Just fussing. So you tell him he is okay and he needs to wait a moment while you put some glasses back in the cabinet. … Read on…