The Breakdown

The days would go by, and there was a countdown. Inevitably, my husband would have to return to work. We were only half way through his paternity leave, but I was still terrified. I knew that in a matter of time, my son and I would be alone. I had convinced myself that I was … Continue reading The Breakdown

A Mommy Story: PPD & Self-Esteem

This week,  in A Mommy Story, we learn about Sunny. Sunny suffered from Postpartum Depression, which impacted her weight and self-esteem. Learn more about her story.  After what felt like an eternity, I FINALLY got the disc from our photographer with our family photos on it. We’ve never taken photos together as a family, so … Continue reading A Mommy Story: PPD & Self-Esteem

The Meat Market

For the last 7 years, I actually enjoyed working out. I started out running - my motto was “5k everyday!”.  Once I got bored of it, I moved onto boxing and Muay Thai. I loved it.  I found it challenging and fun. I was healthy and had a great hobby.  Even then, I was self … Continue reading The Meat Market

Postpartum Win!

It's been a while since I reported on my PPD / PPA experience. It may seem that I'm completely recovered. That's almost accurate.  I have indeed gained a lot of confidence as a mother, and a lot of things no longer bother me like they used to. I've definitely come a long way. Yesterday, I … Continue reading Postpartum Win!

Is this a Postpartum Relapse?

Disclaimer: I am not a mental health professional. Methods or statements included in this entry are from my own personal experiences, and are of my own opinion. Please consult a mental health professional should you need more personalized, detailed assistance. I returned to work from maternity leave part time at the beginning of this month.  … Continue reading Is this a Postpartum Relapse?

Postpartum Depression / Anxiety

I admit. The title of this entry is not the most positive, and it's not the one that someone wants to immediately read. It probably doesn't apply to many of you, but I thought it would be appropriate to post.  It's bit lengthy, but I wanted to detail my own experience with PPA / PPD. … Continue reading Postpartum Depression / Anxiety