Quelling The Rage Monster… (Part 4 of PPD Series)

Quelling The Rage Monster My beloved teacher Alison Armstrong also discusses in her magnificent talk “Understanding Women”[4] the concept of a rage monster. This is when insult piles up upon injury and women (because men don’t generally do this) stuff it all down, put smiles on their faces, and continue to nurture everybody else and [...]

By | 2016-12-01T16:44:58+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Postpartum|0 Comments

How PPD Exhaustion Can Make You Feel Out Of Your Mind…

My son was barely three months old when postpartum depression took hold of me. My husband and I were moving into our home after a 9-month remodel. On the outside, I should have been the happiest woman alive. The house was truly magnificent and situated on a world-class fly-fishing river. The sun was shining and [...]

By | 2018-01-05T21:10:26+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Postpartum|0 Comments

“Your Child is Only A Potted Plant Once…”

“Your child is only a potted plant once...” My newborn son was three weeks old when I heard something that changed the course of the next year... His godfather is a surgeon and has some pretty strong opinions on anything health-related, as you can imagine. When my son was born, our friend the surgeon strongly [...]

By | 2016-08-04T22:15:42+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Family, Postpartum|0 Comments

The Dark History of Breastfeeding…

Infant Mortality and The History of Baby Formula... It's official, breastfeeding is "in". What might surprise you, though, is that there was a long period in world history during which solid foods or formula was emphasized over mother's milk.  According to doctors, it was a more complete source of nutrition for the baby and much easier [...]

By | 2016-07-15T17:48:19+00:00 July 15th, 2016|Postpartum|0 Comments

The Absolute Worst Thing A Nurse Told Me When I Had My Baby…

A friend of mine was on social media recently posting pictures of her sister, father, and husband excitedly nursing her newborn baby. I looked at the photos and thought, “yeah, good for you” in a totally childish taunting voice. When she got home from the hospital we talked on the phone and I asked, “how’s [...]

By | 2016-07-11T21:21:25+00:00 July 11th, 2016|Breastfeeding, Postpartum, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Why The Fourth Trimester Is The Best Time To Travel…

The fourth trimester isn't just awesome because of that delicious cuddle hormone oxytocin that's coursing through your veins... It's also the time you'll be able to party the most while keeping your child in tow. You see, my newborn son was three weeks old when I heard something that changed the course of the next [...]

By | 2016-01-29T21:18:45+00:00 January 29th, 2016|Baby Travel, Family, Postpartum, Working Moms|0 Comments