Dear Anxious Mama

By Guest Post

Dear Anxious Mama, You’re not Alone. I know you’re in the trenches just trying to make it one day, one hour, one minute at a time. You’re not alone. I know some days you feel like you just can’t do it and you want to cry. You want to cry hard. It’s okay, Mama. Cry. And Cry H... Read More

Complaining Is Actually Making Your Stressful Holiday WORSE

By Anna Shirley

It is not unusual to be frazzled or stressed during the last months of the year and so many celebrations crammed into 2 months time. With family parties, school parties, gift buying, gift giving, delivery deadlines, finding time for traditions, decorating, baking, sending out cards and making everyt... Read More

Dear Anxiety, You Are Paralyzing.

By Guest Post

Dear Anxiety,   I see you.   In the last two years I have gotten to know on a pretty close level. You have come in and out of my life. We are not friends. To be honest, I kind of loathe you, actually. More recently, you have become a daily battle for me. You can take any moment, any ... Read More

This Is What My Postpartum Depression Looked Like

By Debbie Gisle

I am not a medical professional. I wasn't even diagnosed with postpartum depression by a medical professional after any of my 4 pregnancies and deliveries. I am, however, a mother who has spent a few years in her body and has recently been enlightened; all it took was paying a little attention to my... Read More

My Postnatal Depression Made Me a BETTER Mom

By YourTango

This article originally appeared on YourTango. By Mia Von Scha. Plus, the 4 things you need to work through in order to see PND as a gift. I'm no stranger to depression. From as far back as I can remember, I've had bouts of it, some severe, some just dragging out like a rainy Bri... Read More

6 Things Depressed Parents Need to Know

By YourTango

This article originally appeared on YourTango. By Donna Begg. Depression is a common but serious mood disorder that affects 1 in 10 Americans at some point in their lives. More than 80 percent of people with symptoms of depression don't receive adequate treatment for their cond... Read More

Is “13 Reasons Why” To Blame For Teens’ Deaths?

By Anna Shirley

The recent news that 2 California teens committed suicide after watching the Netflix series"13 Reasons Why" comes on the heels of the announcement that the series will be renewed for a 2nd season. The families claim that "13 Reasons Why" triggered the teen suicides, both girls having battled depress... Read More

Science Shows How A Trip To The Beach Actually Changes Your Brain

By YourTango

This article originally appeared on YourTango. by Rebecca Jane Stokes Get there, ASAP. The ocean. A lake. A babbling creek.  Each body of water conjures a feeling inside of us even as we read the words.  You don't have to be an outdoor girl to acknowledge that spending t... Read More

50 Brilliant Techniques That’ll Calm Stressed Kids Down IMMEDIATELY

By YourTango

This article originally appeared on YourTango. By Renee Jain. Sometimes deep breathing isn’t the solution. When your child is in need of tension relief, parents can help by trying one of these techniques to calm them down: 1. Try an inversion.  For centuries, Yogis h... Read More

Taking THIS While Pregnant Increases Autism Risk By 87%, Says Study

By YourTango

Take note. For a long time, the anti-vaccination movement claimed that vaccines increased the chances of autism in children. Though those claims have been disputed by multiple scientific journals and studies, there's a new and scarily true threat that links antidepressants to autism. A st... Read More