Surviving the Darkness

Surviving Prenatal and Postpartum Depression: Vanessa’s Story

We hear a lot about postpartum mental illnesses, but the truth is, mental illness can arise during pregnancy as well. Prenatal depression. Antenatal depression. Pregnancy depression. Whatever you call it, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) estimates 14-23% of women will struggle with depression during pregnancy. Vanessa was one of them, and I’m… Read More Surviving Prenatal and Postpartum Depression: Vanessa’s Story

Food Allergies

Ways to Teach Your Toddler How To Be Allergy-Aware

It’s never too early to start discussing food allergies with children. For many families, these discussions have taken place daily since their children were babies and experienced their first allergic reaction. Food allergy parents do this to keep our kids healthy and safe. But that isn’t enough. I’ve mentioned before that when it comes to… Read More Ways to Teach Your Toddler How To Be Allergy-Aware