Celebrities Who Share Their Postpartum Struggles

Hats off to Hayden Panettiere for going public about her struggle with postpartum depression. I’m glad she had the courage to get help and the bravery to share her experience with the world. But I’d like to give special thanks to two celebrities who have gone the extra mile to support women and postpartum mental health causes. […] Read more…

Has Your Postpartum Experience Been Misdiagnosed?

Thirty-six years ago I had a postpartum psychosis. After delivering a premature baby and being sleep-deprived for almost two weeks, I was definitely out of touch with reality, and definitely had a postpartum psychosis. That diagnosis was correct.  But when I became unstable a few months later, due to additional family stress, I was diagnosed […] Read more…

Romance doesn’t end when you say “I do.”

I was thrilled that my novel, “Back In Six Weeks” won first place in both the “Fiction-Romance” and “Women’s Studies” categories at the recent Colorado Independent Publisher’s Association EVVY Awards. After meeting and hearing the stories of so many other women who experienced postpartum psychosis or some other perinatal mood disorder, I’m thrilled that my […] Read more…

Live Postpartum Psychosis Support Group

  There are lots of support groups around the world for women with postpartum depression and anxiety. You can find a support group in your area on the website of Postpartum Support International. But women who have experienced a postpartum psychosis (PPP) may go through their entire life and never meet another woman who has […] Read more…

The Right Questions about Drinking Milk

I’m a little tired of weak arguments about whether or not we should drink milk, based on what other species of animals drink. Aren’t we the only species of mammals that plants gardens, builds schools, and sends members of our species into outer space? Should we give up these activities because our animal friends don’t […] Read more…

Stop Emotional Eating – Wait

Do you find yourself nibbling all day? Does frustration drive you to the fridge? To the pantry? To that secret stash in your desk? Here’s the first in a series of tips to help stop emotional eating. The Word of the Week is “WAIT.” Wait at least 2 hours after your last meal before you […] Read more…

Breastfeeding Moms and Holiday Cheer

So you were good for 9 months of pregnancy and avoided alcohol. Congratulations! But now you’ve been breastfeeding for months, and the holiday party invitations are rolling in. Do you drink alcohol? Abstain? While abstinence is always a good choice, if you decide to indulge in a little holiday cheer, it’s best to do so […] Read more…

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