All Blog Posts Tagged 'depression' (71)

Determining Mom's favorite

Most siblings have had the argument over who Mom's favorite child is. To the non-favorite child, the choice is obvious. but the favorite will usually still claim that they are not the one (even when everyone knows they are). As we've learned before, the favorite child can change over time, depending on how similar/dissimilar a child is to their parent in terms of social and political views.…


Added by Lauren Markman on November 16, 2015 at 7:34am — No Comments

How happy are you really?

As mentioned before, when I have a bad day I sometimes play a little game with myself called, "When Mom was my age." For example: When my Mom was my age she had a 16-year-old son and a 13-year-old daughter. She worked a physically and mentally demanding job with long hours and a long commute - often not getting home until…


Added by Lauren Markman on November 10, 2015 at 6:25am — 2 Comments

The goths who like to roller skate

When my husband and I were in our 20s, we discovered an all-night skating rink. We both had fond memories of roller skating when we were younger and decided to go. The rink had a familiar feel to it: There was a disco ball in the center, 80s music blaring over the speakers, lots of first-time skaters hanging onto the wall, and the smell of leather and slightly musty air.…


Added by Lauren Markman on September 16, 2015 at 6:31am — No Comments

What your child's teacher wants to know

When I was in fourth grade, our house caught on fire. Happily, no one was hurt, but a great number of our possessions either had fire or smoke damage. My brother and I took off a few days from school as a result of our parents trying to figure out how to restore normality to our family.…


Added by Lauren Markman on September 8, 2015 at 6:15am — No Comments


Parents love their children from the time they are conceived. Anything that causes a child pain, causes them pain. Unfortunately, bullying across schools has increased and has taken a new form – cyberbullying. Here are some recent statistics on bullying from bullyingstatistics.org:

  • About 35% of children have been bullied online.
  • 58% have children and teens have reported that something mean was said to them.
  • 77% students when surveyed indicated that they were…

Added by MEGHA MATHUR on February 13, 2015 at 10:40pm — No Comments


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When I was 16 I worked at my very first job. I ran a small coffee shop in my neighborhood. All day I made and drank coffee. I was a full fledged coffeeaholic from that summer…


Added by Hope Brissette on October 4, 2014 at 7:47pm — No Comments

A Mothers Judgement

For some time now, I have thought about writing something in support (aka protest) for Moms WHO DO IT ALL!!!(or those that think they do). It wasn't until the other day that something in the news inspired me to get this going.

Let me backtrack for a moment, when I found out I was expecting my first child in 1999, I was twenty five years old; old enough to become a mother, but still young enough to be naïve about what it took to be successful parent.

Though I totally loved my…


Added by Lil Tux N Tiaras Event Sitters on April 1, 2014 at 12:16pm — No Comments

When Too Much Is Too Much

I started to let my anxiety and low self-esteem take over my mind this morning.  I really didn't want to feel that way so I fought to keep these emotions at bay and I fought hard.  It's been 3 hours now and, so far so good.  What did I do?  Let's see...

  • I…

Added by Ann Harrison on March 14, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Postpartum depression is badly named

I am one of those women who tells mothers-to-be about about all the wonderful things to look forward to in their pregnancies. You won't hear any horror stories from me about childbirth. Funny? Yes. Mundane? Sure. But not scary. (There's no need to scare pregnant women, people, they have enough worries/fears already zipping through their heads.)

But there is one area where I am always serious. And that is about postpartum depression. This is because most people don't understand what it…


Added by Lauren Markman on March 12, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Preventing or Decreasing Long-term Problems in Children

Parents/primary caregivers are the most important advocate for their children in all areas of their development, including social-emotional.  May is Mental Health Awareness month.     Children as young as newborns can have social-emotional issues.  Research shows, behavior problems that surface in early childhood are the single best predictor for several long-term outcomes, such as adolescent delinquency, gang involvement, incarceration, substance abuse, divorce, unemployment (Center for…


Added by Stacy Hladek on May 23, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Can You Tell the Difference Between Baby Blues and Postpartum Depression?

Pregnancy is supposed to be a very joyous life event.  In fact, most pregnant mom’s are excited to meet the baby that has been moving, kicking, and growing in her belly over the last few months.  Meeting your baby for the first time is an overwhelming and happy time for most parents.  Once a mom gives birth,…


Added by Christy Garrett on March 26, 2013 at 7:01pm — No Comments

AMOUR: Lessons from the 2013 Best Foreign Film


Although the 2013 Academy Awards are history, one gem - Amour - will continue to shine. This heartbreaking and unflinching movie was painful to watch but it stimulated conversations with more questions than answers.

As the people we love decline, how do we deal with the inevitable suffering?

Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke tackled this subject and won the 2013 Academy Award for best foreign language film. The leads, veteran French actors Jean-Louis…


Added by Sandwiched Boomers on March 19, 2013 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Children - The New Faces of Obesity

It’s no secret that obesity is a problem in the United States.  And in spite of the fact that a hunger problem exists as well, our population as a whole eats more and moves less than the citizens of other countries.  Sadly, it’s no longer just affecting adults, but children as well.  Even though medicine has made huge strides and people, on average, are living longer, it has been said that today’s generation of children and teenagers may not live as long as their parents will.  So,…


Added by Penny Roach on March 19, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Beating the Winter Blues

I have lived most of my life in the Chicagoland area but, even before that, I lived in Pennsylvania.  Point?  I’m used to cold winters!  Doesn’t mean that I necessarily like them much, but I have learned to embrace them.

As I’ve gotten older (and colder) I’ve had my share of the Winter Blues.  They usually…


Added by Penny Roach on March 7, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


I feel like I'm drowning I hate feeling depressed especially when it seems it will never end.  This is such a hard issue that I have had to deal with for so many years.  I really hate talking about these things with anyone because I just want everyone to think I'm normal.  The problem is I don't feel normal and this is something that I have wished for. Even now I'm finding out hard to write about this. 

I'm just going to list my problems below…


Added by KayK on February 19, 2013 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Happy Blogoversary To Me!!

I can't believe today is my 3-year blogging anniversary! I am amazed at all the Lord has brought me through from the time I started…

Added by Tracey M. on January 24, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Mommies First, LLC Offers In-Person & Virtual Postpartum Wellness Support

Did you recently give birth or are expecting a new baby during the hectic holiday season?

You'll want to read about this opportunity to get postpartum wellness support via Mommies First, LLC in-person in Atlanta or…


Added by Joyce Brewer on November 12, 2012 at 9:28am — No Comments

Our Next Leg - Weeks 9-11

Hello MBC'ers!  My daughter, Dylan, suffered a severe asthma attack and seizures this Mother's Day (May 13th).  She was without oxygen for quite some time and now is battling brain damage.  The focus of my blog is now on the next leg of our journey....

These last few weeks have been rough.  Other words that come to mind to describe it are shitty, unbearable, exhausting and nerve-racking.  Dylan has been dealing with seizures and brainstorming (which means she had…


Added by Dyan Stephens on August 29, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

Confessions of a First Time Mother: Two Babies, One Mother, Much Love, Many Meltdowns?

Confession time.

I've written and re-written this post so many times in the past two months, I don't even know where to begin anymore. Do I stay positive, or write what I'm really feeling? Do I pretend I am so overjoyed and excited for every second of every day, or do I admit that I'm terrified half the time? Am I allowed to be excited to be pregnant while DREADING the newborn stage, coming {way…


Added by Tracie on August 6, 2012 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Fighting Feelings

"The only way to fight a feeling is with a feeling." Rolin McCraty

I ran across this statement while reading One Thousand Gifts over the last two weeks. It stopped me in my tracks.

Feelings run so rampant these days. Look around our neighborhoods, schools, the television, etc. You'll see feeling not only in word, but in action as well.

What if we were to truly live out the statement McCraty gives us? Replacing anger with love, disappointment with contentment, anxiety…


Added by Misty Leask on July 6, 2012 at 8:26am — 1 Comment

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