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Perinatal Depression: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Learn more about the dangers of perinatal depression and how it can impact both mother and child. It’s crucial to get help if you are suffering from prenatal depression, as it can have long-term consequences. There is no shame in seeking out help – this is a serious condition that requires treatment.

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How to Write Daily Affirmations That Really Work

Daily Affirmations are simple, specific and positive statements declaring a completed goal. They sound very basic when described this way, however they are a way of visualizing an empowered future for yourself and can have an amazingly profound effect on the mind. In the simplest terms, affirmations are a way of tricking your mind into …

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Things You Should NEVER Say to a Mom Battling Depression

Depression before, during and after pregnancy is all too common. Whether you have longed for a child for years or you’ve been through it all before, depression can hit at any time. Sometimes it is expected because the mother has a history of mental illness, and other times it comes out of left field and …

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Can A Vagina Fall Off? And Other Things I Googled During My Bikini Wax

I hope you’re sitting down for this. In the spirit of full disclosure, I am currently unable to sit down with any sort of comfort. Let me explain why – last night I had my first ever Brazilian bikini wax. Now your reaction to this, as far as I can tell, will be one of three. …

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My Four Year Old Told Me He’s Going to Kill Himself, and I Had No Idea How to Respond

This past week has been hard. My worst fears were realized when my four year old answered my request for him to stop hitting his brother with, “I’m going to KILL myself. THEN you’ll be sorry!” Angry because he didn’t get his way during a temper tantrum, he shouted these words into my face, his rage evident …

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It’s My Body and I’ll Tie if I Want To

When we found out we were pregnant with this baby, Mark’s immediate reaction was to declare his intentions on getting a vasectomy. While he loves me and loves our children, he does NOT love pregnancy’s effect on his wife – neither physical  nor psychological. While initially we both were on the same page with how …

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Depression, Suicide, Love And Redemption

WARNING: This post may contain triggers for those who have dealt with suicide or depression. Today I read an article that got me to thinking about my history of depression. The comedienne, Sarah Silverman has admitted that she would be afraid to have her own children for fear of passing on her depression to them. …

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