How PPD Led to Delayed Bonding With My Baby

With the 4th of July landing mid-week, my week was all mixed up! We had a great 4th of July- M went to her first parade, my dad came to town, and we celebrated with friends. This weekend, I’m excited

When Scarves Attack: My Lesser-Known Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

I’ve previously written about the most glaring symptoms of my postpartum depression: anger, panic attacks, and intrusive thoughts. These are some of the hallmark symptoms of postpartum depression. For me, these were the most concerning and what led my psychiatrist

Quitting Antidepressants: Do As I Say, Not As I Do

When M was three months old, I was diagnosed with postpartum depression. My treatment plan included a low dosage of sertraline (Zoloft) and therapy. A year later, I moved to Atlanta, which affected my treatment plan and led me to

How to Uproot Your Life pt. 2

In the past I wrote about the craziness of 2015: new job, new baby, marriage, new house, and postpartum depression. Looking back on these posts, I was scared, unable to focus, and in over my head. Simultaneously, it was the best

The BS of Mental Illness

Sometimes I come across blogs about depression that are utter bullshit. To be clear, in no way am I about to dismantle someone’s personal experiences. I am not discounting the fact that everyone’s symptoms of mental illness vary and that

Be Nosy

Today I’m giving you permission to be nosy about postpartum depression. There’s such a stigma around postpartum depression and mental health issues that people won’t even ask about it directly. We have no problem asking someone for an update on


Did you know it takes individuals an average of three counselors before they find someone they like? Lucky me, I hit the jackpot the first time. Or maybe I’m not that picky. Or I was just very desperate. August 2015

Feeling Like Supermom: Small Wins with Postpartum Depression

On most days I feel much better and believe my postpartum depression has subsided. I’ve stopped going to therapy, but am still on the Sertraline for a little while longer. However, not every day is perfect and I have accepted

Not My Normal Self

If you’ve read previous posts, you may have picked up on the fact that I don’t do well being told I need help and like to do EVERYTHING all by myself. That can lead to stubbornness and a too-late realization