In May 2007, this blog started as Unexpected Blessing in an effort to re-frame pregnancy after two episodes of Postpartum OCD, Depression, Postpartum PTSD, and depression during pregnancy.
Shortly after giving birth, I changed the name to Sharing the Journey. The new name was based on an interview series I started just three months after giving birth.
In May 2010, I registered for my own domain and again changed the name of the blog for good. Today, this blog exists as My Postpartum Voice. The tagline “Speaking Up, Reaching Out, Inspiring Hope,” speaks to the desire to advocate, inform, and inspire hope in women, who like me, once found themselves adrift in a dark and hopeless sea.
Often it is the lived experience which leads to action, not the informed experience. I have taken my lived experience and transformed it into a light for others. This light currently stands lit here at My Postpartum Voice and at Twitter through #PPDChat and my account, @unxpctdblessing.
I look forward to continuing to advocate and work with families through many outlets. I hope to enlighten and inspire professionals to continue to continually learn through their patients and the lived experiences they bring with them to every session.
If you would like me to write a guest post for your site, email your request to mypostpartumvoice(@)gmail.com with Guest Post Request as the subject line.
Want me to review a product, book, or other item? Email me at mypostpartumvoice(@)gmail.com with Review Request in the subject line. Let’s talk.
Have a guest post you would like to submit here? Send it to mypostpartumvoice(@)gmail.com with Guest Post Submission as the subject line. Please include a photo (if you want) and a brief bio. I honor any requests to publish posts anonymously if you’re ready to share your story but not ready for people to know it is yours.
Have a piece you want to submit for My Postpartum Voice of the week? Email me at mypostpartumvoice(@)gmail.com with Postpartum Voice of the Week Submission as your subject. This can be a blog post or a guest post submission. Please specify in the first few sentences you would like your submission considered for this award. The blog post MUST be published the same week. I do not award this to previous week posts. The award submission period runs from Thursday – Wednesdays at 5p EST/2p PT. The blog post you submit can be from a blog you read but do not write. Please be sure to make this clear in submission as well so I can notify the author they have been nominated/awarded.
Have a Real Mom tip you’d like to submit? Email me at mypostpartumvoice(@)gmail.com. Specify Real Mom Tip as your subject line. These tips cover any aspect of life including but not limited to: laundry, cooking, cleaning, clothes, diapers, breastfeeding, formula feeding, etc. They will be sectioned into Newborn, infant, toddler, big kid, etc. Be sure to clarify the source of your tip and any online links in your submission. All tips will be monitored as comments and I reserve the right to not publish any submissions.
Willing to sponsor my blog? Email me at mypostpartumvoice(@)gmail.com. I would love to hear from you. I am open to any sponsors as long as they are not actively involved in the following industries: Pharmaceuticals, vitamins, supplements, or the sale of infant Formula. I support Formula feeding moms but will not advertise nor sell formula products at my website.