Baby Blues Connection http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc Help for pregnant and postpartum moms and dads with depression, anxiety, and stress. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:52:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Win a stay at the Great Wolf Lodge http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/win-a-stay-at-the-great-wolf-lodge/ http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/win-a-stay-at-the-great-wolf-lodge/#comments Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:52:38 +0000 http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/?p=2390 Read More

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logo-newNow through June 6th purchase raffle tickets for a 2 night-stay at The Great Wolf Lodge. Funding raised supports our strategic plan and expansion of our support services. Tickets are 1-$5, 3-$10 or 7-$20. Winner will be announced at our Bowling for Baby Blues Connection bowling fundrasier on June 6th. Need not be present to win.

Share the love by sharing this raffle with your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors.

Click here to purchase tickets.

 

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Looking for raffle items http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/looking-for-raffle-items/ http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/looking-for-raffle-items/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 19:01:26 +0000 http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/?p=2443 Read More

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We’re looking for raffle items to fill baskets for our Bowling for Baby Blues Connection fundraiser on June 6th. If you can’t join us, you could help secure items!
Here’s a list of the baskets we’re working toward:

Basket 1:Everything Portland basket
Basket 2:Warm and cozy
Basket 3: Self care
Basket 4:Mama/dada’s day out
Basket 5:Family Focus

We’re also created a list of possibilities if it would be more helpful for you to work to secure specific items. Any help you can give is greatly appreciated. We can be reached at info @ babybluesconnection dot com. Thanks in advance.

Timbers attire
coffee or certificates for coffee
bike shop/biking- items like bike helmets, certificates for bike tune ups
restaurant gift certificates: family friendly and “trendy”
Local beer or spirits, plus tee-shirts/swag
certificates for spa treatments- facials, Mani/pedi
Yoga swag: mat, gym bag, water bottle
certificates for fun kid stuff: movies, PDX Play-date passes, Oaks Park passes, Dizzy Castle, passes, Children’s Museum passes, etc (this list is truly endless- so many great options in Portland)
Scrumptious desserts, chocolates

 

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Our logo http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/our-logo/ http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/our-logo/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:34:31 +0000 http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/?p=2413 Read More

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Do you have the Baby Blues Connection logo on your webpage? If you do, we’d love to talk to you!

So many of you list us as a resource and we’d like to replace the old with the new.

Please email lisa at babybluesconnection dot org and we’ll send the new jpeg over to you.

Thanks for your continued support!

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New Volunteer Training Scheduled http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/new-volunteer-training-scheduled/ http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/new-volunteer-training-scheduled/#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:11:07 +0000 http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/?p=2411 Read More

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Have you considered volunteering with Baby Blues Connection?

We love volunteers that have a personal relationship with PPD/A – either a personal experience or  and experience of someone close to them. It’s not necessary, of course, but helpful. One can gain knowledge through our training, connections with the organization and at volunteer meetings. She (or he) would also be prepared to give a year to BBC and to expect 2-4 hours per week based on the task assigned.

Are you interested in learning more? We’d love to be in touch. Email angie at babybluesconnection dot org for more information. Join our community!

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The next training is scheduled for Sunday, April 19th from 12-4.

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Ice cream anyone? http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/ice-cream-anyone/ http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/ice-cream-anyone/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:57:05 +0000 http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/?p=2406 Read More

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What’s better than supporting Baby Blues Connection while enjoying ice cream?!

Fifty Licks will be donating 10% of the total sales to Baby Blues Connection on Monday, April 13th.

The shop is located at 2021 SE Clinton St. You’ll find they have lots of rich ice cream in flavors both innovative and familiar. Everything is made “with a combination of old world techniques plus some modern tricks we’ve learned over the years”. All of their cones are gluten-free freshly made waffle cones. They have plenty of vegan flavors, in fact, our Coconut Lemon Saffron Sorbet is the flagship that they’re best known for.

Mark your calendars to stop by Fifty Licks on Monday, April 13th.

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Homebirth Cesarean books now available http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/homebirth-cesarean-books-now-available/ http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/homebirth-cesarean-books-now-available/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:56:24 +0000 http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/?p=2403 Read More

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There are two new books on the market which may be of interest to you.

Homebirth Cesarean

The term “homebirth cesarean” has only recently entered the birth world’s lexicon. Today the phrase, which refers to a planned out-of-hospital birth that ends in the hospital operating room, represents new understanding and healing pathways for mothers, families, and birth professionals.

“Homebirth Cesarean” aspires to bring deeper understanding to these unrecognized births, to celebrate the women and birth professionals transformed by them, and to give childbirth and postpartum professionals the tools they need to support families as they begin their parenting journeys.

Healing from a Homebirth Cesarean

This workbook is a trusted and ideal companion for HBC mothers no matter where they are in their journey or how recently they experienced their HBC. Over six chapters, HBC mothers chart their course of self-paced healing with simple practices, creative exercises, and meditations. A powerful and safe exploration into healing after a difficult birth, this is an essential guide for women seeking their identity as a birth warrior and mother.

main book + work book + stack work book

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Request a speaker http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/request-a-speaker/ http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/request-a-speaker/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:41:23 +0000 http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/?p=2388 Read More

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Did you know that Baby Blues Connection offers free informational and educational presentations? We do!

Here is a list of current and new talk topics:

  • Postpartum depression
  • Postpartum anxiety
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Grief and loss
  • Medication
  • NICU support
  • Post-adoptive support
  • Support for fathers/partners

Click here to request a speaker. It’s a simple online form that helps us clarify your needs and schedule your talk. Be in touch! We’d love to come speak with you.

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Say “hello” to our new Executive Director! http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/say-hello-to-our-new-executive-director/ http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/say-hello-to-our-new-executive-director/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:56:19 +0000 http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/?p=2397 Read More

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We are so thrilled that Angie Fitzpatrick has been named Executive Director of Baby Blues Connection!  We have been fortunate to have Angie serving as Program Director since 2008.  We are so grateful for all of Angie’s hard work over the years, and are inspired by her passion for the Baby Blues Connection mission.

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Coming Up Soon! New Volunteer Training http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/coming-up-soon-new-volunteer-training/ http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/coming-up-soon-new-volunteer-training/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 22:41:52 +0000 http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/?p=2384 Read More

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We’re planning out next new volunteer training. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to volunteer with BBC and have been waiting for the right time! Don’t delay and be in touch. We have both group facilitation and phone support positions open as well as work on various committees that needs to be done.
Curious? Send us and email and we’ll chat.
info at babybluesconnection dot com

join us

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Our New Program Coordinator http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/our-new-program-coordinator/ http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/our-new-program-coordinator/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:38:30 +0000 http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/?p=2381 Read More

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We are pleased to announce that Lisa Coss is our new Program Coordinator!

Previously, Lisa has served as our Administrative Assistant. In her new capacity, Lisa will be working to implement facets of our 2014-2017 Strategic Plan as well as orientate new volunteers. She’ll continue to monitor and update the Resource List as well as maintain her current administrative duties. She’s also working to streamline our webpage and fix the technical difficulties that have been plaguing us.

We are pleased to work with her in her new role. She is very valuable to us!

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