Tag Archives: PPD

On Suicide and Who You Are

*** TRIGGER WARNING*** Please forgive me in advance for my bluntness. I am too raw to tread lightly around other people’s feelings today. Suicide does not just happen. Okay? It is not something that suddenly pops into your head and—BAM—you … Continue reading

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On the Selfishness of Suicide

***TRIGGER WARNING*** I wrote this post on September 8-10, 2012. Please note, I have expanded some of my thoughts and corrected my own misperceptions here after Sasha Hettich committed suicide in 2015. Do not read this post individually. (Link also … Continue reading

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Before Sasha’s Suicide

***TRIGGER WARNING*** On Christmas Day in 2015, my friend Sasha Hettich committed suicide. I admittedly did not know her well. We met in a bible study at Cornerstone University, and I connected with her again when her daughter Ember was … Continue reading

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On Fear and Insecurity: The Idolatry of Marriage

As much as my depressive episodes are devastating to me and to my family, I cannot deny that God uses every episode as a tool to rock my faith to its core and reinvent it. This episode has been no … Continue reading

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I Perpetuate the Supermom Myth

I perpetuate the Supermom myth. I do. I’ll admit it. With not a pound of baby-weight to be seen, I am sporting my sexy new skinny jeans (and rocking them, thank you very much), as well as my new boots … Continue reading

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Not PPD-Free

This is the post that almost wasn’t, because it’s the post that I never wanted to write. Still, I think it’s important that I do—both for me but also for my mommy friends that have been following my journey after … Continue reading

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Not Quite Perfect

As smoothly as things have gone, relatively speaking, I don’t want to convey that things have been 100% perfect 100% of the time. They haven’t. There have been plenty of bumps in the road. The pregnancy was rough. Very rough, … Continue reading

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