post-partum depression 

Canadian Children's Author Dishes on Work, Travel and Parenting Teens

Helaine Becker doesn't do mornings. But that doesn't stop her from being a prolific and award-winning author of children's books, as well as a busy mother of two teenage boys -- Michael, 17, and Andrew, 15. The Toronto writer and public speaker has p...

Parents of Injured Children at Risk for Stress Disorder

"Putting the kids first" is a well-known mantra that any parent can identify with. And when a child becomes sick or injured, it might seem practical, even essential, for a parent to put aside their own anxious feelings in order to comfort a distresse...

Heather Armstrong on Parenting, PPD, and Her Love for Brad Pitt

By now, you probably know the back story: In 2001, Heather Armstrong started a blog she called Dooce (after her repeated and much-mocked typo for "dude") where she wrote about things like her love of Carnation milk and her boss. A year later, aft...

Baby gender and baby blues

A recent article on MSN asks the question: Are baby boys more depressing? Seems there is some thought out there that gender plays a role in the amount of a new mom's post-partum depression. PPD, also known as the baby blues, affects many women (10% ...

ParentDish Sleepover for Sunday, July 15, 2007

Here it is, once again, the end of the weekend. The kids are enjoying a much needed nap, giving me a chance to trip lightly across the internet. Here are some pretty fascinating posts I came across out there in the hinterland. This first post makes m...

Britney Spears claims shaved head a result of post-partum depression

There's a lot of spinning going on with respect to Britney Spears' recent bout of troubling behavior, and I'm not the one to untangle any web of misinformation (primarily because I don't really care). But what I do think is interesting and relevant t...

Moms and depression, how many of us have it?

One of my favorite activities involves sitting down with my laptop, a cup of tea by my side, and reading my daily list of favorite blogs. I don't read newspapers, nor do I watch much television, so these daily reads are my main contact with friends i...

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