7 Tips for Mothering When Depressed
Journalist Tracy Thompson begins her insightful book, The Ghost in the House with two brilliant lines: “Motherhood and depression are two countries with a long common border. The terrain is chilly and inhospitable, and when mothers speak of it at all, it is usually in guarded terms, or in euphemisms.”
Maybe it is because mothers are so consumed with their children’s needs that they forget about their own, or maybe it’s because kid talk is so trite and happy, that they feel like they can’t be anything less than Susie Sunshine. But the combination of motherhood and depression is brutal. Here are a few tips to keep you sane.