I’m Lisa and welcome to my blog.
I started Momologues in 2013 after the birth of my first son. I was on maternity leave at the time and needed a creative outlet. I had also just been diagnosed with Postpartum Depression and felt compelled to tell my story. I started by telling funny and embarrassing anecdotes to lure people in. Once I had an audience, my plan was to divulge the gory details of my postpartum experience. And that, I did.
The response to my PPD post was what you might expect. Some people were sympathetic; others were shocked. Everyone was kind. The response I wasn’t prepared for though, was from other women who were suffering through PPD too. Women flocked to me with their own stories of postpartum mental health issues. Many of them were silently struggling—too embarrassed, or unsure where to go for help.
I didn’t know what to do.
So together with 11 other women, we lobbied government for better resources for women with Postpartum Depression in our province. Since then, Public Health Nursing and Community Mental Health have gone through professional development to increase their awareness around maternal mental health issues. They are in the process of putting together a support group for women with PPD and implementing the Edinburgh Scale.
Beyond my work in the area of maternal mental health, Momologues has provided me with so many writing opportunities. My stories have been featured on Blunt Moms, Mamalode, Mommikin, Mom Babble, Sammiches and Psych Meds, and Scary Mommy. I’ve met other bloggers from all over the world and have had my stories picked up by two anthologies.
The inspiration for my stories comes from my two beautiful boys, and my sweet, steadfast husband (God love him!). So please stick around and have a read through some posts. I hope you laugh and maybe cry. Because there is so much to laugh and cry about in this feverish world!