Climb Out of the Darkness 2016

Postpartum Progress stresses to all its Climb Out of the Darkness leaders that size doesn’t matter — and neither does fancy swag bags or free food. What matters is coming together to let others know they aren’t alone. What matters is that, as a Climb leader, I did what I could to raise awareness of … Read on…

Climb Out With Us

This year, more women will develop a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder than diagnosed with breast cancer. Pregnant moms. Moms of three week olds. Moms of 11 month olds. Moms who just stopped nursing their 15 month old. Moms who miscarried or babies were born sleeping. Rich moms. Under-served moms. Working moms. Stay-at-home-moms. Adoptive moms. No mother … Read on…

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…

Climb Out of the Darkness 2015

On June 20, 2015, over 2,300 people spanning 5 countries participated in this year’s Climb Out of the Darkness event benefiting Postpartum Progress. Mine was one of those, and I’m so excited that it was a success! By Climb Day, my team roster looked an awful like my wedding guest list. Some of the same aunts, … Read on…

Why I Climb

“This. This one sentence. Four years ago Postpartum Progress was the ONLY place I found any information about PPD after miscarriage, and this was it. This. This one sentence is why I Climb. Because NO ONE ever told me to be aware of PPD after my loss. Because the anxiety I had during my next … Read on…