This was a rocky year for Climb Out of the Darkness. Planning season started for me in January. I debated a LOT between October and then on whether I wanted to lead a Climb this year. I wasn’t happy with communication between our leadership and the rest of the Climb leaders the year before. I… Read More 5th Annual Climb Out of the Darkness
A few months ago, if you had told me I’d participate in a protest march for science I’d have laughed at you. Science? Yeah, no. Not really my thing. (Except behavioral science. I dig that. But data and graphs and atoms and cells and math? Nah.) But the election happened. The EPA was gagged. Park rangers… Read More March for Science? Me? Yeah, Apparently.
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 More Climb Out of the Darkness 2016
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 More Climb Out With Us
One day my family of four will be well enough to do more than nap and take it easy at home, right? Seriously. We’ve all been sick for nearly an entire month. It started when G got pink eye, followed promptly by the flu. L got the flu a few days later, but being on… Read More Sometimes I Do Cool Things
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 More Climb Out of the Darkness 2015