Those of you who regularly follow my blog may have noticed a lot of links to guest posts over the last few weeks. I haven’t been posting much fresh content because I’ve spent a week in the psychiatric ward of Georgetown University Hospital for acute post-partum depression. As it turns out, I’ve been sick for a long time without realizing. it.
Experimental Wifery will continue to be a site about learning to be a better woman and wife. But over the next few weeks and months, much of what I’ll be learning will be skills to cope with and protect myself from depression–important skills that will make me a better woman and wife. So in addition to our normal content about being savvy, sensitive, sharp, skilled, and smart, I’ll also be posting about techniques I’m learning that every woman and wife can use to protect and improve her mental health–things that can keep us sane.
In the meantime, I expect to continue posting three times a week, but I hope you’ll excuse me if I must take a mental health day or two. And, while I’m not a doctor or expert of any kind, I would be happy to hear your experience via Facebook, Twitter, or firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll also be responding to all comments to posts about mental health.
Although I try not to make my blog too personal, I do want to thank you for reading my blog. It has been an amazing source of comfort during a very difficult period of my life.