Long before becoming pregnant with my first, I decided that I would be a stay at home mom. As it turned out, before giving birth, I was doing regular freelance work from home.
Whether you're a new mom or one that's been around the block, finding time for yourself -- alone -- is tough. Parenthood is a demanding job that stretches the limits of your mind, body and spirit.
Depression runs in my family, but I have been fortunate never to have experienced it personally. I do, however, know women who have lived through postpartum depression, including members of my family.
It's easy to get so wrapped up in your pregnancy and thoughts about birth that you overlook one small detail: your BABY!
Ah, the power of hindsight. As a mother of two, I often think about the many silly things I agonized over during the pregnancy, birth and newborn days of my first baby.