Postpartum Depression Isn’t a Bad Word

When I hear “postpartum depression”, I instantly recoil and flash back to the months following the arrival of my first child. Those months were filled … read more

I thought breastfeeding twins would be no big deal

I don’t have a very romantic story in regards to breastfeeding. It was hard. I did it for 3 months. I drank lots of water. … read more

The beautiful benefits to sharing our birth stories

Everybody who knows me well knows there is nothing I love talking about more than pregnancy and birth. That’s because, for me, pregnancy and birth … read more

Comparative Suffering in Motherhood

Motherhood is HARD. How or why it’s hard is different for everyone, but it’s a FACT that the mother going through the struggle is having … read more

Finding Healing Through Loss

Infant Loss. It is not something that is particularly easy to discuss or even hear about. The emotions involved and stories are often buried deep, … read more

postpartum — a beautiful bitch

I’m 5 months postpartum & I’ve started therapy last week with a professional whom I trust & feel completely comfortable being vulnerable with —whilst sitting … read more

Nikki Koch personal motherhood story inside and out

a poem: postpartum anxiety thoughts

Postpartum anxiety…These intrusive thoughts hold so much power over me. They play on a loop over and over. Why can’t I pause, where is the … read more

Hannah Brown motherhood story

motherhood can be incredibly lonely

Behind every cute baby is a mom who can’t remember the last time she washed her hair. I’ve discovered something that no one prepares you … read more

personal story Jasmine

I was also *that* mom. That 1 in 5 mom.

The hardest thing I’ve ever done was not giving birth; it was admitting I needed help and accepting that help for my mental health. I … read more

I thought parenthood would come naturally

For me, motherhood was a no brainer. Coming from a big family, 1 of 8 kids and with 17 nieces and nephews, I always wanted … read more