Hello. It's been a long time. I've decided to post one final goodbye so that it's clear - this blog has run its course. I loved writing it, and loved the response I got for it. I will leave it up for as long as people keep sending me emails telling me they like the blog or the blog helps them in some way. That was the whole point of the blog.
So much is different now. One huge difference between when I began writing and now is that the children are older. They are 5 and 7. Their lives have expanded beyond Mommy's breast (literally and figuratively). They can dress themselves, go to the bathroom by themselves, brush their own teeth, get themselves a glass of water. They even set and clear the table at dinner time. They are each other's best friend. And Jonah now reads. He will sit and read for long periods of time, while Audrey sits and draws fairy tales on pieces of paper, which she then gathers into "books." Thus, more space and queit is available in the family. Also, we've put both kids in a wonderful Waldorf school. This was one of the best decisions we have ever made as parents. The school feels like our co-parent and our safety net.
I am still at 30 mgs of citalopram, daily. This is a smidge less than I used to take, but life has thown us a new challenge (which is beyond the scope of this post to describe) and my naturopath and I have decided to leave well enough alone for awhile.
All of my work and study and reasearch, not to mention experience, regarding women/mothers and mood issues, and spiritual work and study, nurtures my work as a prenatal and postnatal yoga instructor. I have actual classes at actual studios for which I get paid actual money. The schedule is not more than I can handle. Every Saturday morning begins my teaching cycle, and I am always grateful for it.
Thank you to all my readers. Peace to you.