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Depression Busters For New Moms
Hang on to Yourself The second biggest mistake I made as a new mom was throwing my old self into a locked closet. I kept here there until after my postpartum hospital stay, when I learned that motherhood doesn't require chucking my prior existence: my interests, my friends, my career, and so forth. In fact, the nurses there convinced me that if I could recover a little of my old self, I might even be a better mom. So I hired a babysitter for a few hours a week, which allowed me to pursue writing projects, go on an occasional bike ride, and have coffee with a non-mom friend and talk about something other than poop.