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.
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.)
Thank you for your honesty and courage Warrior Moms.
Justwait! There's more …
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.