Blog Profile / Ivy's PPD Blog


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Filed Under:Mental Health / Postpartum Depression
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Archived Since:September 22, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Happy 1st Birthday, STIGMAMA!

I am proud of my friend, Dr. Walker Karraa, for so many reasons.  Today, I would like to acknowledge and congratulate her for the success of her amazing blog, STIGMAMATM. Happy 1st birthday, STIGMAMATM!!! You have grown soooo quickly! In what feels like less than a year to me–because last year went by so fast–you […]

All It Takes Is One Day

A few months ago I had somewhat of a falling out with a friend due to a meme that he posted on Facebook.  If it were just the meme, that would be one thing.  But it was my comment and his ensuing attacks on my comment that were biting (WHY????) and completely lacking in empathy […]

Challenges Faced by Asian American Women in the Workplace – Cultural Traits, Ceilings, Guilt, Assumptions and Stigma

Recently, I attended an Asian American professionals event.  Overall, I was happy I attended the event, mostly because the speakers spoke about the challenges they encountered on their path to their current status as successful and well-regarded professionals.  They spoke about having to overcome such cultural traits as humility and introversion, as well as their […]

No One Wants to Hear Bragging About Losing Baby Weight Right Away

I just got back from a lovely dinner with the family in which we all enjoyed eating what we wanted to eat.  We ate to our heart’s content.  And then I went online and one of the first things I saw on Yahoo was this headline “Brandon Marshall –My Wife Just Had Twins….And She’s Already […]

Celebrating My 6th Blogiversary

Well, ladies (and perhaps some gentlemen), I’ve managed to keep my blog going for SIX years.  If you’ve been following my blog since the beginning, you might’ve noticed the gradual transition of my blog’s focus, tone and frequency. But through it all, my intent has remained the same….to make sure that those who need the […]

Common Bond of Parenthood

There is nothing subtle about the common bond of parenthood, as shown at the end of this video sponsored by Similac, a formula company.  I’m practically certain that an anti-formula group of breastfeeding (BF) zealots would never have sponsored such a video.  The last thing the BF zealots want to show is that there is […]

Postpartum Support International – Online Support Training

If you are a postpartum depression (PPD) survivor and would like to provide online (web, email) and/or phone support to moms currently suffering from a postpartum mood disorder, you may want to consider signing up for the February 25th session offered via Postpartum Support International that I just signed up for. Click here for more […]

Writing is Good for You

My first blog post of the year is motivated by an article that appeared in my Facebook feed yesterday titled Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write, by Rachel Grate.  I have been fortunate enough to experience the benefits of writing, so I just wanted to emphasize the importance of writing as […]

Success….and oh what a feeling it brings!

Further to my pre-Christmas post.  And I must say I do feel as exuberant as the picture depicts.  WOO HOO!!!  :) Learned a few things from studying for the two exams I had doubts about passing.  If your inner voice says “I’m not sure,” then make sure you have a counter inner-voice that says “You […]

Happy Holiday Greetings

Just had a rare spotting of 4 gorgeous blue jays in the yard…..a good omen, I believe, as today is the winter equinox. HAPPY WINTER EQUINOX, all! The good news I’d like to share is that I passed my exam on Friday!  After six months of studying for two exams, I am finally done.  No […]

Temporary Sabbatical from Blogging

Back in July, I knew I was taking a break from blogging.  Though, I didn’t realize that I wouldn’t be blogging for THREE MONTHS–the longest break I’ve ever taken from blogging!  Had I known that was going to be the case, I would’ve blogged about “Going on a Temporary Sabbatical from Blogging” back then.  It’s […]

Why Do People Feel Compelled to Bully and Cyberbully, Anyway?

TO THE BULLIES / CYBERBULLIES OUT THERE (and if you’re not completely convinced or aware that you are, in fact, a bully or cyberbully, read on): Does bullying make you feel better about you, as a person? Does cyberbullying make you feel more powerful, knowing you have X number of followers/friends (or shall I say […]

Writing is Good for You

My first blog post of the year is motivated by an article that appeared in my Facebook feed this morning titled Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write, by Rachel Grate.  I have been fortunate enough to experience the benefits of writing, so I just wanted to emphasize the importance of writing […]

Success….and oh what a feeling it brings!

Further to my pre-Christmas post. And I must say I do feel as exuberant as the picture depicts.  WOO HOO!!!  :) Learned a few things from studying for the two exams I had doubts about passing.  If your inner voice says “I’m not sure,” then make sure you have a counter inner-voice that says “You […]

Happy Holiday Greetings

Just had a rare spotting of 4 gorgeous blue jays in the year…..a good omen, I believe, as today is the winter equinox. HAPPY WINTER EQUINOX, all! The good news I’d like to share is that I passed my exam on Friday!  After six months of studying for two exams, I am finally done.  No […]

Life is One Gigantic Sandbox

Re-sharing an old post because something has been on my mind and I needed to get it off my chest….and wouldn’t you know, I wrote the post, coincidentally, about the same time last year…in the fall, as the leaves were turning with the approach of dreaded winter.  Click here to check out that post. “It’s […]

Temporary Sabbatical from Blogging

Back in July, I knew I was taking a break from blogging.  Had I realized I wasn’t going to post at all for three whole months–the longest break I’ve ever taken from blogging– I would’ve blogged about “Going on a Temporary Sabbatical from Blogging.”  It’s the fastest three months I can recall!   And it’s not […]

Beautiful, Troubled Path – A Poem by Stacy M

Stacy M. wrote this poem one year after her first postpartum depression (PPD) meltdown/hospitalization.  She wrote it as a reflection of the obstacles she hadn’t expected becoming a mom would entail, including a devastating pregnancy loss.  Despite the deeply wounding obstacles she came across, she never gave up.  She felt so broken during her  hospitalization, […]

Why I Blog and What Social Media Means for Me

I am a part of the way through something I am working on this summer that is causing me to have no time to follow the over 500 Facebook pages whose news appears on my feed on a daily basis that takes, easily, up to 4 hours a day to read through. A couple of […]

Thank You, New York Times, for Your Recent Coverage on Maternal Mental Health

These past couple of weeks have been a blur of work and plans for celebrating a couple of milestones in my life. A little behind, as I usually don’t blog about such meaningful news relating to maternal mental health a couple weeks after they occur, here I am today, taking a quick break from what […]

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