More than enough

I am more than enough, More than adequate, More than effective for this journey. Who am I not to do THAT? Not to go THERE? Not to dream BIG? I am more than enough, I have what it takes, I am sufficient, in His sufficiency. Photo Credits: Patricia Esteve

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Postpartum Depression: My Story

Growing up as a little girl, I envisioned the Cinderella wedding, complete with bows, pink and Prince Charming. Then the babies would follow, and it would be blissful, and we would grow old and live happily thereafter. Only, that this is not what unraveled. I remember vividly the moment I found out I was expecting. A flurry of emotions that are hard to capture in words flooded every fiber of my being. I was ecstatic at the thought of bringing a little human into this world. I was scared too of what seemed like (and actually turned out to be) […]

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Onwards

Just one year ago I started this blog as a space to express myself, to share my experience and ultimately to help a mom who may be suffering from Postpartum Depression (PPD). In just one year, it has grown to be a great space, both for me and for the moms I get to interact with on here as well as on my social pages. I see growth on here, I see strides made forward, and while there is still so much groundwork to cover in terms of awareness, I am hopeful that we can change this narrative, one story, […]

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I remember.

I remember seeing the two lines and spending the rest of the day in a haze, alternating between contagious excitement and intense anxiety, I remember thinking twice, no thrice, actually multiple times about my abilities as a mom-to-be, I remember getting through the craves and aversions, and always having an excuse that ‘baby does not want this or that’, Then the fluttery kicks began and I fell in love with someone I was yet to meet, Read More: 10 Things I would Tell My Pregnant Self I remember drinking cold water and the kicks would set in earnestly, I remember […]

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Struggling with Postpartum Depression? Here’s what you may want to avoid

Postpartum Depression (PPD), for those who are not aware, is one of several perinatal mental illnesses that affect women after birth. To break it down, perinatal refers to conditions that occur during and after pregnancy. There are different disorders covered under this umbrella, and Postpartum Progress outlines that very clearly in this post. As a Postpartum depression survivor, I share my experience and suggest some of the things you may need to avoid if you have Postpartum Depression. Note that as stated in the Medical Disclaimer Page, this blog is not run by a medical professional, and as such, it […]

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Broken 

This is such a candid post by Eve Kibare. It is a sober reminder that many people are silently struggling with depression. As she aptly puts it, “When your friend stops hanging out, visiting, showing up, picking up calls, secluding themselves from people, go an extra mile and just check up on them instead. Maybe they just need to find a reason to fight again. Show them the reason to fight again. Help a friend with depression. Hold their hand until they can walk on their own but never stop caring it can come back and it is amongst us.”

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Mommy conversations

This past weekend, I was humbled to be one of the panelists of #mommyconversations, an event held by Amira Africa. Amira Africa is an organization that seeks to Motivate, Elevate and Encourage young moms. Founded by Fiona Okadia following her pregnancy at a young age, Amira Africa provides a virtual support network for young moms, and puts together events like this, both to empower and inspire. I ‘met’ Fiona online through a lady I follow on Twitter. The latter invited me to the event as part of the audience, then thought perhaps it would be better to talk about it, […]

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