One Weird Mother

One Weird Mother recently did an amazing post on her experience with postpartum depression. I am astounded at her level of recall as my whole postpartum fog is just that, a big soupy blue fog. But she is concise and heartbreaking and humorous. I think my favorite part is when she is talking about her difficulty with breastfeeding. She says,
"If you’re reading this and gloating because you breastfeed your own reiki-loving free range chickens, give birth unassisted in a strawberry patch and spring up moments later to bake a pie, and then you gather wool to weave slings for orphans in Tibet and to clothe your 14 unschooled, indigo children well, then good for you. Maybe Dr. Sears will come join your drum circle and help you tar paper your outhouse and can beets.Probably you’re a better mother than I am, but I’m just crazy enough not to care anymore."
She is yet another example of why I'm so glad that I blog. It's worth being part of the blogsphere if for no other reason then to meet wonderful, bright and lovely women like OWM.

15 comments:

Oh, The Joys said...

I totally agree. That was a "perfect post!"

Queen of the Mayhem said...

It is crazy! I just read and commented on that blog! I am so impressed with her! I suffered from this more than I can express. It is so reassuring to know we are not alone! That is one of my favorite things about blogging!

Kevin Charnas said...

And I agree! I have learned so much from reading so many blogs from women and mothers. I stand back and am humbled by the honesty that they convey and then I admire the support that they receive from their peers.

And then I silently say, "YES!!" Supporting one another, without condition...that's what I think it's about.

Kimberly Sherrod said...

Hey- I just wanted to say thanks for letting me in on the Future MILF's- My husband just told me that he doesn't EVER get those good endorphins when he exercises and he guesses he's just going to be miserable until he loses some weight. Then I made him watch some pics from the Biggest loser site and told him with a smile that maybe we should go on a liquid diet. Rum He said? No, slimfast. Hahahahaha holy shit this is going to be CRAPTASTIC!!!! We were on Atkins last year for 6 months- I lost 18 lbs and he gained 3! WTF!!!!
BTW, You chicks are very funny- a lot more funnier than the crafty chicks! I guess small children sharpen yer wit while sticking yourself with the needle all the time just makes me cuss!!LOL! Happy weekend sistah!

Thailand Gal said...

I am humbled by the experience of reading the daily experiences of mothers raising children. But that quoted passage had me laughing so hard, I nearly spilled my.. um... water. :)


Peace,

~Chani

Paige said...

It was an amazing post. I've never written about my own stint with it, but I feel pretty inspired to now. In the process, I learned a lot about myself and who my real friends were. (Note: One of them completely turned her back on me when I was at my worst. Ah well...)

Crunchy Carpets said...

Oh that quote made my day.

Yep...the blogosphere rules.

Jia said...

I just recently started blogging but I can agree to your comment. That post just made my day!

jen said...

thanks for referring us over - what a truly tremendous post.

Jenny said...

You find such jewels.

Diana said...

That quote is hilarious! Ex-PPD'er here too... off to read the post! :)

Rhonda said...

LOL...very funny. I'm just still trying to figure out how the outhouse and the beets relate to each other. :)

Red Rollerskate said...

wow, she does sound weird! In a good way, of course. Canned beets. Hee.

karrie said...

Thanks for the love Lotta!


And for the boost to reduce my caboose.

Lotta said...

So glad you all read the post! You deserve the love Karrie! Kevin - you always give me a thrill when you comment, thanks! I'm gonna go now before I run out of exclamation points!!!