Mom. Writer. Postpartum depression survivor. Living life.


with mom on first day of preschool

With Connor

Used to be a fairly competent person. Had a baby. I think they removed my competence with the c-section.

I’m Robin – a woman, a writer, a wife, a runner, a communications professional, a speaker and a mom. At least that’s the chronological order of my current roles in life. Having undiagnosed postpartum depression after my first son was born in 2008 mixed me up philosophically in quite a spectacular way.

My son, Connor, is now four and he’s amazing – amazing in his curiosity, amazing in his love, amazing in that he still doesn’t sleep enough. I love him dearly, but I lost myself in him. In good ways as well as bad, but the bad took me by surprise.

I started this blog as a way of writing myself out of the bad and to try to find myself again. I’ve done that and more – I’ve found a better me, and a whole community of mothers I can relate to as well. And I found my way to being a mom again. With the addition of Ethan, born in October 2012, I now have two little boys to rock my world.

Ethan in carrier

With Ethan

I’m a fatalist by nature, and while I didn’t appreciate it at the time there was beauty in my breakdown. I see it now and it’s changed what I think my life is meant to be about.

Being a mom is hard, no matter what your experience. If sharing my story helps other moms then so much the better.

Wondering what my blog title means?

These two posts provide the context:

What’s In A Name?

On Motherhood and Losing Yourself

You can also find me writing about my favourite topics here:

I’m a Yummy Mummy Club blogger.

I also blog for Huffington Post.

I’m a regular contributor to Postpartum Progress, the most widely-read blog about postpartum depression.

Featured guest posts:

I’ve written about motherhood on:

Scary Mommy: Newborn Know-It-Alls

moonfrye: The Snowman Test of Motherhood

Other writing about other topics:

Mental health for Yummy Mummy Club: Your Health is in Your Head

Theta Mom: Blogging and the Benefits of Brutal Honesty

SITS: How to blog honestly without losing your dignity

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