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Part III: Coming Home
I tend to overthink things, as many women do. I have wasted a lot of time worrying about what others think of me. The truth is, for a long time, I have wanted to be liked, really badly. The thought of someone not liking me made me itchy. With such an intense need to be liked, I would often do things to seek approval. As a young adult, particularly in college, I made questionable choices to fit in. Things that didn’t really reflect who I am, things I was not particularly proud
Part II: Self Care
A few months into motherhood, I realized that this new gig was NOT what I had expected it would be. I always imagined I would take to motherhood like a fish to water. I was sure it would come easily and I would love it more than anything. Mom was the end all, be all of who I wanted to be. WRONG! Now don’t get me wrong, I love being a mom, it is THE best thing I have ever done. However, I cannot survive being mommy and nothing else. Self care seems like a simple concept. It m
Part I: Perinatal Mental Health
2018 held a lot of surprises for me. I got pregnant, sort of unexpectedly, which caused me to relapse into a depressive episode that was similar to what I experienced after Mary Clare’s birth. The pregnancy is such a blessing but the mental health struggles were not welcome. However, looking back I’ve realized that this relapse brought me so much strength, understanding and a passion I didn’t have before. For the past 6 months, I’ve received treatment from the perinatal psych
New Year, New Series: Well That Escalated Quickly
Happy New Year! With the new year comes all the resolution noise that I'm choosing to tune out. As I did last year, I’m reflecting on the past year, to be grateful for all it has brought me and focus on continuing to grow and take care of myself. When I think of what 2018 brought, my initial thought is, “well that escalated quickly.” This year… I went from being a mother of a newborn to the mother of a wildly active, fun toddler and soon to arrive newborn. I’ve continued to l
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WELCOME TO MAMACOASTER
Motherhood is as hard as it is beautiful. The vision is for this to be a space where moms relate to one another, laugh together and share the experience of motherhood. Let's support one another on this wild ride.
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