Farewell, Stranger

http://farewellstranger.com

A blog about surviving postpartum depression, life and finding inspiration in the hard things. My motto: Live the life you're meant to.

Robin is a winner of Top 25 Postpartum Depression Blogs by Moms - 2012

What advice would you give to moms who are struggling with PPD?

You're not alone. PPD is so common, and it's okay to ask for help. Reach out to the communities you can find (online or in person) and we'll back you up. And it will get better.

When you're struggling with a physical or mental illness, how do you keep up with all the demands of motherhood?

The answer to this is simple but difficult: ask for help. Which involves knowing when I need something (and knowing what that is). I've learned to cut myself some slack. If I need a break, some TV won't kill my kid.

What's a mood booster that helps you get through a bad day?

Reading inspiring posts from other PPD moms who get it and who find ways to triumph day after day.

What's your New Year's Resolution?

Robin Farr

To decide whether to make resolutions or not! ;) I struggle with trying to resolve something vs. being mindful of wanting to do better in certain areas. I definitely do better with goals, though. I think overall I'm feeling resolved to take all the lessons I learned this year after some very hard experiences and continue to find inspiration in them and to share that inspiration with others. I'd love to be able to look back on 2012 as I am on 2011 - thinking it was an unexpected, enlightening and life-changing year.
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What's a great theme you've done for your child's birthday? Please share a link with a photo.

Robin Farr

We just did a Lego theme for my son's 4th birthday. My husband rocked the cake - it was totally amazing. There are lots of sites with ideas for Lego parties if you're looking to do something like this.
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