Category Archives: support

Mother’s Day: The WHY and the HOW

The WHY:

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The HOW:

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WHY+HOW = True all year round.

Have a great Mother’s Day.

And I invite you to treat yourself to this 3 minutes ritual we shared last year:
The Self Kindness Pause (complete with a meditation to listen to and poster you can print).

Much love,

Yael

 

 

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Mother’s Day Rally for Moms’ Mental Health at Postpartum Progress

I am honored to be included in the  5th annual (FIFTH!!!) Mother’s Day Rally for Moms’ Mental Health at Postpartum Progress. Katherine Stone will feature 24 letters to new moms, one posted each hour on the hour, from great writers who understand the struggle of postpartum mood disorders. This event is so moving: words of wisdom and inspiration that… Continue Reading

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Yogibo! (The first Mama’s Comfort Camp product review).

I don’t get to rest on the sofa that often. Too many things to do; not enough time. Besides, our beautiful sofa is almost comfortable, but not quite. And now, I hardly bother with it anymore because of the Yogibo Max: a giant, shockingly comfortable beanbag. But calling it a beanbag doesn’t do it justice.… Continue Reading

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Rock Star

Ever got to know someone and love them, and then discovered something about them that blew your mind away so much, that all of a sudden your love, which was already high, goes through the roof? And then you find out another thing, and you are like, in awe of the person? Yeah, that’s where… Continue Reading

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Introducing the “Camper Anonymous” option

As our group grows, some campers find themselves in a bit of a bind: what if you want to get support for a vulnerable situation, but are not ready to share the information with people you know in the real world?  This is particularly pertinent to Ithaca Mamas, as there are over 250 of us… Continue Reading

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The Mama’s Comfort Camp Mommy-festo

This is the “This I Believe” of the Mama’s Comfort Camp:  About Motherhood Motherhood is the hardest. Even if you climbed Mt. Everest, motherhood will challenge you more than the tallest peaks. The gap between expectations and reality is huge, and painful. Miraculously, unbelievably, (thankfully!) this is somehow all worth it. But why, oh why does mothering have to… Continue Reading

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A prophet gives birth to a rare breed: a judgment-free mothers’ group on the internet.

Just kidding, I don’t see myself as a prophet at all, far from it. But you’ll have to agree that this is rather prescient: The first anniversary of my first blog, PPDtoJoy.com, was on my 40th birthday. On September 24 2011, I wrote something that now gives me chills up and down my spine, because… Continue Reading

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Letting go of the lies

Look, Julia Roberts is here today. The other Julia Roberts. This Julia deserves an Oscar for an outstanding performance in a supporting role (the most supportive ever): motherhood. (I know, I know, I can’t be the first to make this analogy, but I couldn’t resist.) Julia’s story is as inspiring as it gets, somebody should make a… Continue Reading

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Happy First Birthday to Mama’s Comfort Camp!

Look, Ivy is here to wish our group a happy birthday! Ivy Shih Leung is a postpartum depression (PPD) survivor/advocate. When I was just starting out with my first blog,  PPD to Joy, Ivy’s blog was a source of inspiration to me. Little did I know that one day I was actually going to meet her in… Continue Reading

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500 guilty moms and then some

Last week, the Mama’s Comfort Camp passed the 500 members mark. I did a double take and a happy dance. And I didn’t blog about it, because here on the blog we were showcasing Ann’s Posts about pregnancy loss, and I chose to wait a week with the “oh em gee look at how many amazing… Continue Reading

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