The Positivity Notebook

Working through her depression, a blogger finds solace in an old habit, with a new notebook:...more
Love this. I have many notebooks that I do expressive journaling in. gr8 way to express and keep ... more

(CONTEST) Journey to Motherhood with Ricki Lake

Making my new documentary film series More Business of Being Born, I had the privilege of interviewing some incredible women (Christy Turlington Burns, Alanis Morissette, Cindy Crawford and Gisele Bundchen to name a few) to capture all the intimate details about their children’s births. Admittedly, I am a bit of a birth junkie but really I think that the underlying thrill of birth stories is hearing a woman talk about that indescribable moment when she becomes a mother. ...more
Okay! TY to Victoria! Got my 1st entry published on BlogHer! It's here: ... more

(CONTEST) Journey to Motherhood with Ricki Lake

Making my new documentary film series More Business of Being Born, I had the privilege of interviewing some incredible women (Christy Turlington Burns, Alanis Morissette, Cindy Crawford and Gisele Bundchen to name a few) to capture all the intimate details about their children’s births. Admittedly, I am a bit of a birth junkie but really I think that the underlying thrill of birth stories is hearing a woman talk about that indescribable moment when she becomes a mother. ...more
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(CONTEST) Journey to Motherhood with Ricki Lake

Making my new documentary film series More Business of Being Born, I had the privilege of interviewing some incredible women (Christy Turlington Burns, Alanis Morissette, Cindy Crawford and Gisele Bundchen to name a few) to capture all the intimate details about their children’s births. Admittedly, I am a bit of a birth junkie but really I think that the underlying thrill of birth stories is hearing a woman talk about that indescribable moment when she becomes a mother. ...more
A bit confused. How can I post my entry? I am not a member. more

Unsilencing Violence: Where Abuse Survivors Tell Their Stories

Back in early 2009, just after I launched ViolenceUnSilenced.com, a well meaning friend essentially asked me "What’s the point?" It’s not that she didn’t care about victims of domestic violence—she’s a survivor herself, and is very active in her advocacy community. She thinks speaking out is great in theory, but that it should be attached to something more tangible, such as fundraising for a specific charity, agency or shelter. She didn’t think "just talking about it" was enough.Her comment threw me....more
Hi Maggie - I love your site and check it often. It is a great support for survivors and a great ... more

(INTERVIEW) Christy Turlington Burns and Maternal Health

I'm sure many of you know Christy Turlington Burns from the catwalk, magazine spreads and television commercials. But I'm honored to introduce to you the mother-of-two, public health advocate and director of No Woman, No Cry, a documentary about maternal mortality worldwide. ...more

www.kathymorelli.com

Couples counseling, PPD, BirthTouch(R) Training for Birth ... more

Letting Go of the Great Expectations of Parenting

Throughout my pregnancy I had spent so much time visualizing the little being growing inside me that I actually began assigning it physical characteristics. This was especially ambitious considering I hadn’t found out the sex of my baby. He/She would have my auburn hair and pug nose, I hoped. And Jim’s blue-green eyes, I prayed. Against all reason I even imagined the little peanut with freckles. But when I finally met JP, I didn’t recognize him. ...more

www.kathymorelli.com

Maternal Mental Health, Couples counseling, PPD, BirthTouch(R) ... more

This is What Postpartum Depression Feels Like

So I didn’t send it. That’s a mistake. Friends let me tell you, the moment you have the instant reaction to reach out? DO IT. Trust me. She probably could have talked me through it and it not spiraled the rest of my night. But I kept it to myself, and much like PPD did a year ago, it ate at me. Slowly. In every word said, every action of my child. It’s unnerving. ...more

www.kathymorelli.com

Couples counseling, PPD, BirthTouch(R) Training for Birth ... more

Christmas After a Miscarriage

It was at that same 8-week appointment, nearly two years before, that we had heard the the first sounds of life from our beautiful Katherine. After a year of trying to get pregnant, finally hearing her heartbeat made her so real, so completely ours. And as we sat, in that very same room, we were thrilled to have her with us as we prepared to hear her sibling's heartbeat for the first time. ...more

Hi Nicole -
I loved these heart-felt words, is beautiful and moving. My best to your family. ... more