I was so busy with all the work for the Mother's Day Rally for Moms' Mental Health that I hadn't had a chance to catch you up on some of the other moms out there writing about maternal depression and anxiety. Here's a roundup (as if you don't already have enough to read with all those great rally posts!):

Julia Baird writes a piece in Newsweek about what it means to be a"bad mother" and wonders aloud whether mothers shouldn't just lower the bar a bit in their expectations of themselves and each other. Julia was the one who informed us that Queen Victoria had postpartum depression.

Allison at the blog O My Growing Family writes about reaching out for help after 9 months of suffering.

Amy at Wego Health shares her experience with postpartum depression and her belief that it is her responsibility to speak up.

Katie at the blog IThought I Loved You Then writes about the guiltthat comes fromhaving postpartum depression. (We all know where you're coming from Katie.)

The mom at the blog Mommynanibooboo writes aboutbeing able toforgetthe pain of postpartum depression.

Pam, who writes the blog 2 Much Testosterone, on NewParent.com shares her story of postpartum depression.

Thank you for your honesty and courage Warrior Moms.

Justwait! There's more …

Brooke Shields is speaking out about her crippling depression.

Susan Dowd Stone writes all about the press conference with Senator Menendez & Brooke Shieldscelebrating passage of the MOTHERS Act on the EmpowHERwebsite. The glamour quotient must have been through the roof with Brooke there. (Tried to download a pic of the actual event but can't get it to work. Boo. Sorry!) I'mreally glad to see she was there to support this exciting advancement for moms with PPD. I know she can generate media attention for this issuelike no one else.

The mom at the blog Charmingly Chandler is admitting that she has postpartum depression. Go give her a virtual Warrior Mom hug.

Amber at Beyond Postpartum writes about how anxiety has so many different faces.

And here's a little bit more on that guilt thing from Lauren, whose blog is now called My Postpartum Voice.