Climb Out of the Darkness

June 18 is the annual Climb Out of the Darkness walk.  This walk raises awarenes of maternal mental illnesses - like PPD, post-partum anxiety, pregnancy depression, and many others.

This is a great opportunity for our mommies to help raise awareness of an issue important to many of us while getting some exercise and having fun with friends.

There are walks taking place near several of our chapters including Phoenix, Kentuckiana, Annapolis, Buffalo, Rochester, Charlotte, Triangle, ColumbusOH, Buxmont, Richmond, SLOCounty, Chesapeake, Triad, and LakeNormanMommies.

Author Eden Klinedinst joins TMN Editorial Team

Dear Mommies,

It is my pleasure to introduce a new featured blogger on The Mommies Network. Eden Klinedinst is mom to a 1-year-old boy, Blaise, and author of Letters to New Moms: An Unusually Honest Look at the First Year. She has volunteered to write a bi-weekly column on our network blogs and we're excited to have her on our Editorial Team!

Having read Eden’s book, it’s my pleasure to share it with you and encourage each of you to read it as well. Reading her letters, I was transported back to that time when Caroline and Caty were in this stage, reliving each emotion, each fear, each high and low right along with Eden as she shared her own experiences and feelings about each. It reminds me of why we are here at The Mommies Network, to be a support to moms like Eden around the country, and encourages me to continue to strive to be that to the mothers who need us.  I encourage all moms to read this book – everyone can take something from it -- an understanding that we are all, despite our differences, a lot more alike than it might seem.

Are you a writer or blogger interested in sharing your mommy perspectives with our members? Please contact us at editorial@themommiesnetwork.org to learn more about joining our Editorial Team!

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