The Postpartum Progress Annual Mother’s Day Rally for Mom’s Mental Health was started in 2009. It is a 24-hour celebration of the importance of emotional health for new mothers. Each year on Mother’s Day I post one letter each hour for 24 hours straight. These letters to new mothers are written by survivors of and expertson perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, as well as by others who care about the mental health of moms. Many arenationally-recognized, award-winningfemale bloggers and parenting authors. This event is always an inspiration and source of encouragement and hope to current sufferers and survivors alike, and is another service of our nonprofit, Postpartum Progress Inc.

You can get some encouragement any day of the year by clicking the links below to read any of the Mother’s Day Rally letters!

2011 Rally Team:

My intro (video)

Kimberly, All Work & No Play Makes Mommy Go Something Something

Maria Lianos-Carbone, AMotherWorld

Jacqueline Green, Great Parenting Practices

Joey Fortman, Real Moms Media

Sonia Murdock, Postpartum Resource Center of New York

Emily Elling, DesignHerMomma

Molly Balint, Mommycoddle

Kate Kripke

Molly Shalz, A Day in Mollywood

Morra Aarons-Mele, Women and Work

Susan Petcher, Learned Happiness

Sharon DeVellis, The Yummy Mummy Club

Heather King, The Extraordinary Ordinary

Nish Weiseth, The Outdoor Wife & A Deeper Story

Rebecca Odes, The New Mom Blog & Babble

Grace Parson, Our Arms Wide Open

Becky Harks, Mommy Wants Vodka & Band Back Together

Katie Sluiter, Sluiter Nation

Kristen Howerton, Rage Against the Minivan

Katherine Stone, Postpartum Progress

Morgan Shanahan, The 818

Janice Croze, 5 Minutes for Mom

Arianne Segerman, To Think Is to Create

2010 Rally Team:

My introduction (with video)

Amy Gagliardi, Lily’s Kids Inc.

Sera, Laughing Through The Chaos

Meeka Centiman, LCSW, Postpartum Resource Center of Kansas

Julie Hersh, Struck by Living

Teresa Twomey, PSI Connecticut

Ann Douglas, author of “The Mother of All” series of parenting books

Adrienne Griffen, Postpartum Support Virginia

Victoria Mason, The Mummy Chronicles

Meagan Francis, The Happiest Mom

Alison Palmer, Elliot Hospital

Allison McDonald, No Time for Flash Cards

Sarah Visbeek, In the Trenches of Mommyhood

Mindy Roberts, The Mommy Blog & Momversation

Ninotchka Beavers,

Suzanne, Pretty Swell

Marlene Freeman, MD, MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health

Alexis Lesa, depressionsandconfessions

Tamra Hood, Surprisingly Sane

Blair, Heir to Blair

Jessica Zucker, PhD, PBS’ This Emotional Life

Casey Mullins, Moosh In Indy

Amber Koter, Beyond Postpartum

Katherine Stone, Postpartum Progress

2009 Rally Team

Sophie in the Moonlight

Sarah Pond – Mama2Mama

Julie Green – UpUp the Blog

Catherine Connors – Her Bad Mother

Diane Sanford

Adrienne Martini – martinimade

Therese Borchard – Beyond Blue

Deb Arora – Missives from Suburbia

Katherine Stone – Postpartum Progress

Vicki Glembocki – Blunt Force Mama

Ann Dunnewold

Rita Arens – Surrender, Dorothy

Lauren Hale – Sharing the Journey

Karen Kleiman– Postpartum Stress Center

Leslie – Mrs. Flinger

Tara Mock

Stefanie Wilder-Taylor – Baby on Bored

Dora Thorn – Spin Me I Pulsate

John McManamy – Knowledge is Necessity

Trisha Ashworth & Amy Nobile

Ivy Shih-Leung – Ivy’s PPD Blog

Sue McRoberts – Totally New Moms

Susan Stone – Perinatal Pro

Erika Krull – Psych Central

Rally Kickoff

If you have any questions or comments about the Mother’s Day Rally, or would like to join a future team, please email me at