Depression

My Depression Made Me Fail As A Dad
My Depression Made Me Fail As A Dad
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My Depression Made Me Fail As A Dad

This Was A Hard Post To Write Anyone who lives with depression knows that it affects every aspect of your life. I go in and out of major depressive episodes of varying intensity that can last anywhere from a single day to a few months. Unfortunately, that didn’t stop when I had a baby. Well, it stopped for a while… I started a blog. I started working out. Lost about 20 pounds. I took some…

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The Fear And Anxiety For Your Baby’s Safety Is Normal (But It Still Sucks)
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The Fear And Anxiety For Your Baby’s Safety Is Normal (But It Still Sucks)

I’m a pretty high anxiety guy anyway, but having a baby has put my anxiety on steroids. Here’s a story from just this morning… My 7-month-old has been sleeping in pretty late the past few days, like noon to 1:30pm late. He goes to sleep around 10pm. He still takes 1-2 solid naps per day, and he still gets grumpy in the evenings because he’s tired. My wife and I are pretty convinced this is…

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Lose The Baby Weight (And Making Money Doing It!)
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Lose The Baby Weight (And Making Money Doing It!)

Getting a bigger belly during pregnancy… it’s not just for moms anymore! I’ve heard this referred to as “sympathy weight gain,” but that makes it sound like husbands gain weight just to make their wives feel better. A more accurate term would probably be “stress weight gain,” because we’re freaking out about taking care of a tiny, helpless human. And most parents will agree that to lose weight while you’re doing this can be extremely…

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Working From Home (With A Baby): Organization
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Working From Home (With A Baby): Organization

I started this work from home dad blog, really, to give my son the best possible life he can have. My wife earns a pretty decent income, but starting a family is expensive. I was a work from home freelance writer before Sam was born, but I was struggling to keep up financially. So I needed something new to really put a dent in our expenses. One of the most troubling side effects of depression…

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How to Be a Stay-At-Home Dad with Depression – Part 1
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How to Be a Stay-At-Home Dad with Depression – Part 1

Depression is a horrible beast. It’s a master of lies pretending to be the voice of reason, speaking to you with your own voice. It hits everybody in different ways, but for a lot of us, it can hit hard. It can take you out of commission for days or weeks or longer. When my wife and I started to discuss the realities of raising a child, specifically that I would be staying home with…

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