a blog for moms.

Postpartum depression (PPD) was not in my vocabulary three years ago. I did not know of anyone who suffered from it and I never came across it in any books I read. In general I had always had a happy demeanor and actually was really confused by people who suffered from depression after having a baby. I had no way to relate to them.

After having Calvin, I've heard story after story of women who have suffered from PPD. I get emotional thinking about friends who had to endure so much during those hard times and many of them alone. I want this blog to be as helpful as possible to those who have just gone through PPD, are currently suffering from it, and for those who are pregnant and might be prone to PPD.

To this day I still have guilt and pain from the months I battled with PPD, but it is hard to write posts always referring to the past. Each day I am changing as a mom and because of that I am only going to write specifically on postpartum depression if there is a question or a request to do so. Instead, I want to hear from you. If you need to vent and get out the thoughts you are experiencing due to PPD, or if you have gone through it and want to help others please email me so I can feature you as a guest poster (a Blue Mom). This is my blog, but it is also a blog to formulate discussion and that's why I am excited that we can all come together to help one another through our struggles. Even if you have not experienced PPD and have only had the baby blues, or if you would like to talk about some of the challenges you've faced as a mom, please feel free to share it with all of us by emailing me.

You may have noticed, but we named my blog Baby Blue Mom for more than one reason. I'm Baby Blue Mom not only because I had the baby blues, and then was diagnosed with PPD, but also because I have and love my two baby boys. Blue is the color often associated with that early announcement of, "It's a boy!" So from here on out I will still sometimes reflect back on those difficult times 3 years ago, but I am going to let this blog space be one in which I can be real and honest on what goes on presently, in the day-to-day. I hope that by me using this blog to journal/document/share my life now with an almost three-year-old and 6-month-old that this blog can also help us moms get through the daily grind and live faithfully in the mundane. 

Thank you for going on this journey with me. With the help of social media we now have so many tools and resources available to us that our own mothers did not have. Let's use it for good.