Honestly, I wanted to do something dramatic to mark a turning point in my life. I’m a wife and a mother—and now I’m also a survivor of post-partum depression. I cut my hair to celebrate. But here are ten reasons every woman should consider a summery short-‘do. Read the rest of this entry
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Even though the symptoms had been getting worse for months, my diagnosis of severe post-partum depression really caught me off guard. Sure I didn’t enjoy cooking anymore, but surely that’s because it’s so much harder with a one-year-old underfoot. The anxiety I felt about disappointing my family and friends was because I wasn’t sleeping well. I cried all the time because my son was weaning, right? And I felt so worthless because I was a failure as a mother. Read the rest of this entry
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. Read the rest of this entry
The first new mom in a group of twenty or thirty-something friends is always a cause for celebration. But enthusiastic singles and newly-weds often find themselves wondering how they can be good friends to someone who is about to experience something so wonderful and different. What’s a single girl to do?
New moms need their girlfriends like never before. Friendship makes pregnancy and motherhood more fun and a strong support network is one of the best ways to protect the mother and baby’s health by helping to prevent post-partum depression.