Baby Blues Connection http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc Help for pregnant and postpartum moms and dads with depression, anxiety, and stress. Tue, 26 May 2015 20:32:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Shopping online? http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/shopping-online/ http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/shopping-online/#comments Sat, 09 May 2015 17:51:23 +0000 http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/?p=2521 Read More

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While our hearts might desire shopping to support local shops, the practicality of online shopping can be hard to beat, especially with little ones around! If you are shopping through Amazon, consider signing up to support BBC by selecting us as your chosen non-profit through Amazon Smile. Every time you shop, a portion of your proceeds will be sent to us. There’s nothing more to do. It’s easy-peasy!

Sign up today, even if you don’t plan to purchase any time soon.

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Enter to win! http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/enter-to-win/ http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/enter-to-win/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 09:26:49 +0000 http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/?p=2516 Have you bought your raffle tickets yet? You can’t win, if you don’t play!

Support BBC by entering to win a two-night stay at Great Wolf Lodge.
Tickets are 1 for $5, 3 for $10 or 7 for $20
Click here to buy tickets. 

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May is Maternal Mental Health Month http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/may-is-maternal-mental-health-month/ http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/may-is-maternal-mental-health-month/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 21:26:25 +0000 http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/?p=2513 Read More

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May is Maternal Mental Health Month.

When mama suffers, the family suffers. Rates of depression and anxiety are as high as 1 in 7. Think of your circle of friends and apply that number. Maybe someone you know is suffering right now. What can you do?

Join  the national public awareness campaign by following National Collation for Maternal Mental Health  and Postpartum Support International.

Support the movement locally by supporting Baby Blues Connection. Click here to show your support.

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Bowling for Baby Blues Connection http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/2451/ http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/2451/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:12:28 +0000 http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/?p=2451 Read More

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bowling bwA little friendly competition for a good cause!

Bowling for
Baby Blues Connection

Saturday, June 6th
11 am-1 pm

To buy a lane and buy raffle tickets click here. You can also visit our FB event and find tickets that way. 
Join us for a little friendly competition! There’ll be food and sweets. We have great raffle baskets up for grabs. We’ll have some awesome silly games and prizes throughout. It’s going to be a great time.

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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.

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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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