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Postpartum Depression Symptoms: My Story & How You Can Cope

To any moms reading this, what was the initial postpartum period like for you? Was it filled with joy? I bet it was sleepless, right? Maybe a coffee hazed period of confused bliss. For most moms this is the case. You are tired as all get out, but you are wonderfully in love with your …

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Gender differences in depression: How men & women deal with a common problem

** This post contains affiliate links. That means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.** How many men in your life deal with depression? What about women? Do you feel like one sex talks about it more than the other? Do you notice any particular gender …

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Depression & Parenting Styles: Living With a Partner Who Parents Differently than You

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” (Jane D. Hull) **This post contains affiliate links. That means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.** What kind of parent are you? Do you wear …

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4 Ways to Handle Family Gatherings When You Have a Depressed Teen

Did you enjoy family gatherings as a teen? If not, what did you dislike about them? Family gatherings can be a stressful situation for depressed teens. They dread family gatherings and try to avoid them in the best possible way. Stress and social anxiety make them afraid of upcoming events. As a parent, it’s an …

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The Tears of Childhood: How A Parent’s Illness Affects Their Child

Did you grow up with a sick parent? Did you spend your childhood with a parent or caregiver that was periodically sad for no reason? What sort of effect did that have on you? It is unbelievable hard growing up with a sick parent, especially one with an invisible illness such as depression. (An invisible …

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My Writing Resumé: Where You Can Read My Ramblings

I have been writing a lot of guest posts lately. I mean… A LOT. Hey, I love it though, don’t get me wrong. I love helping others provide content for their blog readers. I love writing about all the things swirling around in my brain. It satisfies my soul, which is something I’ve been looking …

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