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…

Help Moms #ClimbOut – Giveaway

I’m super excited to host my very first giveaway! I’m even more excited it’s for a cause I believe in. My original plan was to enter everyone who donated $10 to Postpartum Progress into a raffle for these prizes, but a few kind bloggers pointed out that by doing so, I’d more than likely be hosting an illegal … Read on…

I’m a SHERPA!

Last year I participated in Climb Out of the Darkness benefiting Postpartum Progress, a non-profit that gives “new families a stronger start by increasing awareness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, reducing stigma, connecting moms to professional help, and providing peer support to those with maternal mental illness.” I really wanted to lead a team, but with a … 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…