Honoring All Mothers, Not Just the Happy Ones.

Please don't forget to join Postpartum Progress today for the 5th Annual Mothers Day Rally for Moms' Mental Health starting tonight at 9pm PT/Midnight ET, one post every hour on the hour. (Mine is at 3am PT/6am ET) Today I honor Mothers. But wait. I know for many, Mother’s Day is not … [Read more...]

You’re not a bad mom. In fact you’re a great one.

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"Keep Calm. You're a Good Mom." In fact, you're a GREAT Mom. You are the PERFECT Mom for your child. Just the way you are. Doing your best each and every day. Even on your bad days. There is no other Mom your child wants or needs. Their love for YOU proves it. Just ask them. … [Read more...]

I’m not a bad mom because I need my fifteen minutes first. #notabadmom

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#notabadmom is back! And today I'd like to welcome Tracie to the blog. I just love this post because we can so easily feel guilty putting ourselves first as moms. But unless we speak up, get our needs met and feel our best, we can't be our best for our families. Don't you agree? :) Thank you Tracie … [Read more...]

I’m #notabadmom because I’m happy school’s back

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My kids aren't even in REAL school yet, but man I'm oh so happy that school is back in session. Actually this is the first time Ellie (2 1/2) has EVER gone to school and she's only in one morning a week. But I love having a couple hours of ME time! And that doesn't make me a bad mom. My oldest … [Read more...]

I’m Not a Bad Mom bc My Birthday’s on Thanksgiving

Its time for this week's "Not a Bad Mom." Don't know about this weekly series, click HERE. This week is written by me, Cristi. I'm not a bad mom because my birthday is on Thanksgiving. I know that sounds funny but I'm actually being serious. My birthday is today. The past several years since … [Read more...]

I’m Not a Bad Mom Because I Choose to Work

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Welcome Tiffany to this week's "I'm Not a Bad Mom Because...." Thursday Series. Don't know about #notabadmom ? Look HERE. I'm sure many of you can relate to choosing to go back to work after becoming a mom. I think Tiffany sums up perfectly how this can feel. Please show her some love today. GUEST … [Read more...]

Big Changes & I’m on the Move

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IT'S OFFICIAL... Today I have such great news. I am now an official contributor for Postpartum Progress, the most widely-read blog on postpartum depression and all other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth.  Postpartum Progress is listed #8 on Babble’s list of the Top 50 … [Read more...]

I’m Not a Bad Mom Because I Need More than My Baby

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Welcome Story to this week's edition of "I'm Not a Bad Mom Because..." Don't know about my weekly series, check it out here. Thank you so much for sharing with us. You are most certainly not a bad mom for taking care of YOU. GUEST POST By: Story, an English teacher turned stay-at-home-mom to a … [Read more...]

Beauty in the Breakdown

Robin Farr (www.FarewellStranger.com @farewellstrangr) is one of those people who you meet and instantly find a connection. She has guest posted twice on this blog. Once in April just after taking a leave of absense from work, where she admits to having postpartum depression. Then in June, a follow … [Read more...]

I’m Not a Bad Mom Because…So Many Choices!

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Welcome Lizz to the NEW blog today for this week's "I'm Not a Bad Mom Because...". <-----If you don't know about the series, click there. I met Lizz at BlogHer this year and she is such a sweet, funny girl. haha! Seriously though, please check out her blog and give her a big welcome. I LOVE what … [Read more...]

I’m Not a Bad Mom Because I had PPD

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Uh what!?! Why in the world would anyone think they're a bad mom because of a real and true illness like postpartum depression? Unfortunately when you're trudging through the midst of it, you may not even know you need medical attention. "Feeling" like a bad mom is very commonplace. And that … [Read more...]

Is She a Bad Mom Because Motherhood Doesn’t Feel Natural?

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Ok friends, today's "I'm Not a Bad Mom Because..." is quite a bit different from the typical. This is Tracy and she is a beautiful person inside and out. And she's having a mama crisis right now. I know something about which she speaks, so I wanted to share her words with you here. I'm sure a lot of … [Read more...]

I Am Strong Enough

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. Please welcome Jenna @Frelle to the blog. We met this year online via #PPDChat and then had the very good fortune to meet in real life this August. She is one of the most open, genuine and caring people I have ever met. And even through a very rough separation and custody fight, she bravely … [Read more...]

I’m Not a Bad Mom Because…Go.

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In August I started a new Thursday series "I'm Not a Bad Mom (or Dad) Because..." So far I think its been good. Every. Single. Time. I put out the question on Twitter or Facebook, I get A LOT of response. Seems like as parents we very often feel judged for our parenting choices, styles or ways … [Read more...]

I’m Not a Bad Mom Because I Lock the Door

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Please welcome my friend Laura to this week's "I'm Not a Bad Mom Because..." Laura was one of the very first women I met on Twitter back before I was blogging, because we're both late night tweeters and breastfeeding advocates. She wrote one of my very first guest posts on breastfeeding in public. … [Read more...]

I’m Not A Bad Mom Because of My Past

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GUEST POST By: Jo Z of Minnesota JoY Twitter@minnesotajoy On Tuesday, Twitter was acting up *ahem* again so I wasn’t paying much attention to it, just kept popping in and out. A tweet caught my eye. “Want to write a guest post for my Thursday series "I'm not a bad mom because…"?? Let me know!!” … [Read more...]

I Am Not a Bad Mom Because of my Parenting Choices

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GUEST POST By: Charity @signingcharity  www.gigglesandgrimaces.blogspot.com   I am not a bad mom. This got me thinking in several different directions. One of the great things about twitter and blogging is seeing all the different parenting styles, what works for some and not for others.  It … [Read more...]