The Edition: No. 341

Oct 7, 2022


Hello, darkness, my old friend. I’ve come to talk with you again. // Simon & Garfunkel

Postpartum anxiety set in last week. Caring for your mental health is critical.  Don’t be afraid to reach out for help.  The American Psychology Association maintains a database of therapists in your area.  So ask your GP for a referral, or consult the list.

+ 7 Tips to Declutter Your Life

+ The perfect relaxed, chunky cardigan costs just $50.

+ Built-in pre-work is the key to successful meetings.

+ J.Crew Factory is 50%-off this weekend. Don’t miss their work shop.

+ How long does it take to fix a marriage? Could it be just 7 days?

+ I legitimately adore the print on this office-appropriate Wal-Mart dress.

+ The negotiation myths harming women’s careers.

+ Dagne Dover makes a diaper bag tote and backpack the are awesome.

+ Tips for keeping your white sheets white.

+ Gift sets are arriving; Grab the Sephora Favorites before they sell out.

+ A guide to manifesting your dreams (no crystals needed).

+ This plus-size Lauren dress is the perfect day-to-night/work conference option.

+ Things that will die with millennials, a funny Reddit thread.

+ Yes, I wear Ugg slippers, but they never leave the house.

+ How to prepare of winter makes you feel depressed.

+ Elie Tahari’s sale section is the best kept secret on the web. This sleek work dress is sublime (and an additional 30% off).

One Interesting Read. If you grew up in the 1980s, you probably heard about the Tylenol Murders in Chicago.  (It’s the reason tamper proof seals are used widely.)  40-years after the unsolved crimes occurred, the Chicago Tribune decided to restart the investigation.

Punctuation matters.

And yes, definitely hesitate to ask.

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  1. BN says:

    I’m so sorry you’re dealing with PPA, but I am glad you’re talking about it. So many people have only heard of PPD (which should be well known and taken very seriously). I even had medical professionals not know about PPA. Very frustrating. I’m not here to post advice (you already know you should seek out professionals for that), but wanted you and your readers to know that PPA is much more common than anyone realizes and no one should dismiss you by saying “well, that’s normal to worry about your baby” or “you’re just being overly emotional from the hormones.” Sending love and support through the interwebs!

    • AJT says:

      I second this wholeheartedly – sending you support and strength! I hope you are finding ways to take care of yourself in whatever way you need.

    • sbe says:

      Seconding this, it is so much more common than anyone realizes. If you are inclined, please give this a listen, it was helpful to so many in my group of fellow moms reflect back on our time of newborns when so many of us also suffered from PPD: https://avivaromm.com/pmads/

  2. Aam1 says:

    The postpartum hormones are truly horrifying sometimes. I wish setting up an appointment with a therapist for postpartum was a regular step in prenatal care. Warnings of the ‘baby blues’ are really too understated.

  3. K says:

    You are doing a great job and you are a wonderful person and mom! Your loyal readers are all sending so much strength.

  4. Jenn S. says:

    Thank you for sharing what you’re going through.

  5. Denise says:

    I also struggled with PPA after the birth of both of my sons. I found that my family and friends were less observant of it as it doesn’t come with the classic PPD symptoms, e.g. i was still getting up every day, showering, getting dressed, etc. I just felt so off and like the weight of a thousand moons was on my shoulders.

    I’m glad you’re getting the treatment you need, and I”m glad you’re talking about it.

    Let’s normalize discussions about women’s mental health!

  6. Lea says:

    I empathize with the PPA, it was a big struggle for me as well.

    On a funny side note, I once drove to work with my Ugg slippers. I have the model with a huge pompom on top. Thankfully I keep shoes in the office

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