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Alcohol Awareness Month: What are you running to?

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, which causes me to take a not-so-fond journey down memory lane. It’s likely that I’m the only writer for this blog to have been through an “intervention.” Not as a participant, but as the focus of one. I’ve been sober for two years and while the detour my life […]

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Postpartum Insomnia

The Cruel Irony of Postpartum Insomnia

Postpartum depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and psychosis; the childbirth classes introduced me to all of those terms and then I expanded my knowledge when I started attending a postpartum support group. But not once did anyone warn me of this one: Postpartum insomnia. That’s probably because it’s no secret that all new parents lose […]

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B Session: Parenting Tasks I Don’t Feel Like Doing Anymore, Part II

In late 2015, I wrote about all of the parenting tasks I didn’t feel like doing anymore. Well it’s been 18 months or so, and guess what, I don’t have to do some of them anymore! Isn’t that the magic of childhood? Of parenthood really? Kids grow up, and suddenly they can be trusted to eat […]

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Motherhood is Hard. It’s Okay to Say So.

A friend of mine often jokes that, as moms, we’re invisible. We’re at the grocery store. We’re at home making dinner. We’re in the office at school turning in forms. We’re at work, toting breast pumps and brushing off an applesauce stain on our dress. We aren’t turning any heads. We’re barely getting noticed. We […]

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CDPHE pregnancy-related depression and anxiety

You Are Not Alone :: Pregnancy-Related Depression & Anxiety is Real

We are so thankful to our sponsors at the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment for providing information on pregnancy-related depression and anxiety to compose this post. The Denver Metro Moms Blog Contributor that wrote this piece has been kept anonymous. Pregnancy-related depression and anxiety is still something that’s widely misunderstood. I remember being shocked […]

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