Resources & Recommendations

The Running in Triangles Collection of Resources and Recommendations for surviving parenthood

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Postpartum Depression & Self-Care

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Postpartum Support International

The ultimate resource for those suffering from a maternal mental health disorder. The PSI offers a toll free warmline that you can call (or TEXT!) if you need someone to talk to.  They can also help you find local support groups, and offer resources for fathers as well.  It should be the first place to turn if you, or someone you love, is suffering from a maternal mental health disorder. 

Online Therapy

Therapy is a great treatment option for women with postpartum depression.  As mothers, it can be difficult to find the time to get to therapy, and with the stigma of maternal mental illness many women would prefer to do it as privately as possible.  Online therapy is a great option for those with limited schedules and who want some anonymity in their sessions. 

Find out if this is the right option for you, plus get a 20% discount at Online-Therapy.com 


2020Mom

 Here you can find information on how to get involved in raising awareness for maternal mental health in your own community.  They are responsible for fundraising, conferences and community initiatives to help aid mothers suffering from mental health disorders.

Get more information about The Blue Dot Project and Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week (April 30 – May 5 2018)



Postpartum Depression Association of Manitoba

As a Manitoba-based blogger, it’s important for me to share local resources and support groups.  For any mothers living in Winnipeg or rural Manitoba, here you can find the local crisis phone numbers and information about local initiatives.

Even if you don’t live in Manitoba, PPDAM also offers an extensive list of online resources: Helpful Websites and Publications


 The End Your Depression Treatment Plan
End Your Depression Book
EndYourDepression.com

This set of e-books is designed to help you learn more about how depression works in order to conquer it permanently.

Read my recent review of this treatment plan which includes a free 20 page e-book.

Get more information about The End Your Depression Treatment Plan here: www.runningintriangles.com/EndYourDepression


Pact for the Cure: PPD ACT

This is a FREE research study being conducted to help determine the cause of maternal mental health disorders and create an action plan to treat them. 

All women who have suffered from postpartum depression in their lives, whether officially diagnosed or not, are encouraged to apply to be part of this research study.  It’s just a matter of downloading an app and answering a few questions.  If selected, you may be asked to submit a DNA sample. 

For more information and to join this important research study, visit: www.runningintriangles.com/PactfortheCure

World Maternal Mental Health Day
Download the WMMH Day infographic!

The official date for this year’s World Maternal Mental Health Day is May 2 2018.

While it’s a topic that should be discussed all the time, WMMH day offers an opportunity for organizations around the world to stand united in their fight against the stigma of maternal mental health.

Help spread awareness about maternal mental health by using the hashtag #MaternalMHMatters.

For more information and to find out how you can get involved, visit: http://wmmhday.postpartum.net 


Beyond Depression: Anxiety, Psychosis and other Mental Disorders of Pregnancy and Postpartum

Here is a comprehensive guide to maternal mental health disorders from Parenting Pod, written by Dr Carla Brock MD FRCPI PhD.


Love Your Life Self-Care E-Course

This self-care course from Peace of Mom will teach you how to implement self-care into your busy life.  


The Self Care Journey 

This e-book from Mommy Takes 5 is designed to help you find time for self-care over the course of 30 days.  [buy it on Amazon for $9.99]


Sleep Training

The Baby Sleep Site
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Here you can find a huge variety of different sleep consultation plans, depending on how much help you’re looking for.

If you’re not sure exactly what kind of help you need, then I recommend signing up to be a member.  In the members area, you can access all of The Baby Sleep Site’s e-books and other exclusive resources, plus you get a 20% discount towards any sleep consultation package.  For more information and pricing on The Baby Sleep Site’s Members Area, visit: www.runningintriangles.com/BabySleepSite

Personalized sleep plans are also available, and offer specific sleep solutions based on your child’s personality and your family’s routine.

Check out my review of The Baby Sleep Site for more information!

The Sleep Sense Program
Child Sleep Report by Sleep Sense
SleepSense.net

Dana Obleman is a professional sleep training consultant who has helped many families establish good sleep habits in kids of all ages.

The program offers a wide variety of personalized help, including videos, workbooks and e-mail support.

For a FREE customized sleep plan, visit:  www.runningintriangles.com/sleepsense


Breastfeeding

Milkology 
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Stacey Stewart is a lactation consultant and mother of three (including twins!).  She runs this awesome ONLINE breastfeeding course that you can enroll in for less than $20.  The course will take approx. 90 minutes so it’s not a huge commitment for a busy new mother, but also comes with a money back guarantee if it doesn’t help you find breastfeeding success! 

For more information and to enroll in Milkology visit: www.runningintriangles.com/Milkology


Mom Smart Not Hard

This site is run by two moms and offers tons of great breastfeeding articles (as well as pregnancy and sleep training).  Perhaps one of the best tools for any breastfeeding mother is their downloadable Breastfeeding Handbook which basically has all of the information you could possibly need.  Also available is a FREE 5 Day Breastfeeding E-Mail Course.

For more information and to purchase the super affordable Breastfeeding Handbook, visit: www.runningintriangles.com/MomSmartNotHard 


Subscription Boxes for Moms & Kids

Pampered Mommy Box

The name says it all!  These boxes aren’t bought on a monthly subscription, but rather you can purchase one online and have it delivered as a gift for any special mom in your life.  There are a few different boxes that suit different price ranges and interests, and also a surprise box worth over $100! 

Mommy Mailbox 

a subscription box designed specifically for moms!  Each box is uniquely put together by a different mom blogger every month, who shares her favorite products from all kinds of different categories – beauty, fitness, treats and more!

Ellebox

The ever-convenient period box!  One less thing to have to worry about in the busy life of a mom – this subscription box comes with organic pads and tampons and even a special treat to get through that tough week every month.

Hoot for Kids

How excited would your kid be to get a treasure box in the mail just for them!?!  These boxes come with toys and activities to encourage playtime based on your child’s age and developmental stage.

Kidstir

If you have a kid that loves to help in the kitchen then this is the perfect box for them!  The Kidstir box encourages healthy eating habits and independence in the kitchen with their boxes filled with cooking tools, step by step recipes, grocery lists and more!

BumpBoxes

The perfect subscription box for expectant moms!  Sign up for a 3, 6 or 9 month plan and receive a box full of products to help moms feel pampered and excited throughout their pregnancy.  By entering a due date, the boxes are tailored for each stage of pregnancy.


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