Happy Mother’s Day 2011

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!  I just wanted to bring to your attention a couple of mother’s day tributes. 

One is MotherWoman’s moving video dedicated to all the moms out there.

The other is Katherine Stone’s 3rd annual Mother’s Day Rally for Moms’ Mental Health.  If you haven’t been over there yet, then please go on over there now and throughout the rest of the day until midnight. I had the honor of participating in her very first rally in 2009, a few months after I first took to blogging.  Each hour on the hour, Katherine is posting a letter written by a mommy blogger or author to new moms out there.  All these wonderful ladies are sharing their insight on motherhood and/or perinatal mental health. What a great way to not only observe Mother’s Day but spread awareness of perinatal mood disorders that occurs in one of out eight new mothers!

Please remember that Mother’s Day is NOT just a Hallmark occasion.  I agree with MSN.com that it should be a month long and mothers should be celebrated in one way or another all month long.  Do something nice for a new mom you know.  Reach out to her. Give her a call and ask her how she is doing and offer her some help.

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One thought on “Happy Mother’s Day 2011

  1. Hi Ivy,

    I just stumbled upon your Twitter handle and wanted to get in touch. I was intrigued about your story on PPD and your interest in bully prevention and wanted to get in touch with you. I work for an organzation called Society for the Preservation of Human Dignity here in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and we have a Postpartum Depression Specialist on staff that works with our PPD clients. We also have prevention programs including one called The Friendship Project – an anti-bullying and character development program. I am curious to know if you would blog about us and in turn we could post something about your site on our new website. Please let me know if this is something you might be interested in doing. Our website is http://www.sphd.org if you wanted to check us out first. Thanks! Jenn

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