Christy Douglas: Born Into Motherhood

Dear New Mamas, We are so happy you have been born into motherhood. We are also sorry we may not have prepped you properly for the challenge, but we are here now. We promise. We have been through some of it ourselves and will listen to all of it.  This is the...
Jasmine Banks: Prepare to Bloom

Jasmine Banks: Prepare to Bloom

Dear New Mama, I love flowers. I especially love peonies. Do you know about these beautiful flowers? They don’t make much sense to me. They grow in these massive green bushes. Before their buds appear they are awkward and kind of ugly. Their buds start out as...

Alyssa Roberts: The Sun Will Shine

“Perhaps you will wake up and find the sun shining and the birds singing…Perhaps it will be fine tomorrow.” Virginia Woolf, “To the Lighthouse” Dear mama, In the book, “To the Lighthouse,” one of the characters is a little...
Bridget Croteau: You Will Get Better

Bridget Croteau: You Will Get Better

Dear New Mom, Postpartum depression.  I knew what it was.  I knew I was at risk for it because of previous depression and anxiety.  But I never thought it would *actually* happen.  In fact, I suffered for months, making excuses for why I felt this...
Mariah Warren: Jedi Motherhood

Mariah Warren: Jedi Motherhood

Dear New Mama, How are you?  Yes, YOU.  I really want to know.  I’m sure everyone else has been cooing over your new little one, as most people do, but not me.  I’m here for you.  Personally, I’d rather not be around a...