Thursday, March 18, 2010

Quote for the Day

This is one of my favorite quotes and I just happened to stumble across it again today so I thought I'd share:

"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate now knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares."  ~Samuel Patterson


Monday, March 15, 2010

What Happens After Postpartum Depression?

Amber over at Beyond Postpartum has a great blog post today about what happens after the postpartum period.  Some women have postpartum depression (PPD) and recover to parent with minimal effects.  Others (ah hem, me) still struggle with bouts of insecurity, anxiety and/or stress (among other things).  You can find Amber's blog post here: My child is no longer a baby.  I had PPD.  How is it impacting me today?

On another note, Katherine Stone over at Postpartum Progress wants to know what types of articles you want to see on her blog.  So, head on over there and leave a comment:  What Do You Want to Know About Postpartum Depression?


Monday, March 8, 2010

A Simple Lifesaving Message

Eighty-three percent of all civilian fire-related deaths are a result of home fires, and on average, home fires kill 540 children ages 14 and under each year. An early warning can provide critical extra seconds to escape, smoke alarms double your family’s chance of getting out of a home fire alive — but only if they work.

So, when you turn your clocks back on November 1, make a lifesaving change in your household — change the batteries in your smoke alarms. This simple habit takes just a moment, but is the best defense your family has against the devastating effects of a home fire. And don't forget to check the batteries in your smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and emergency power kit during the spring time change on March 14, 2010.

Please forward this message to your friends and family so that they, too, can make the simple change that could save their lives.

This reminder for the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program comes from your local fire department, Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs.