Chapel Hill Church
My name is Brandi. I’m married with 3 kids, and we have 2 fur babies. I’m passionate about momming, from raising happy humans to being & receiving support to and from other moms… it’s all part of the gig for me if I have any chance at mental and emotional wellness. Investing in a tribe of moms from all walks of life has been pivotal in treating my postpartum depression. Postpartum Mamas has provided the kind of support that moms dream of. From the structured monthly meetings, to the constant encouraging, positive, and supportive messages and group posts, there is no stone left unturned.
Motherhood has transformed me into the person I’m meant to be… good, bad, ugly, and indifferent. In 2018, I had my son Braxton. I’d never experienced such intense joy and fear at the same time the way I did the moment he was placed into my arms. The love was overwhelming, and so was the responsibility of keeping my precious boy safe, happy, and healthy. Talk about a humbling experience. I put my brave poker face on while I secretly drowned in the feelings of inadequacy and unworthiness. With decades of therapy in my head, I put my hand out and asked for help. I knew I couldn’t get out of this postpartum depression on my own. Fast forward to 2022… I’m married with a bonus son and we had a baby girl! As exciting as it was to welcome our sweet baby girl to close the circle in our blended family, I was bum rushed by those same old feelings of inadequacy and unworthiness. I knew these feelings, and I knew it wasn’t real, it was just the PPD having its way with me again. But I couldn’t fight it, and I hit an all time low in the pits of depression. Here I am now in 2023 climbing out of PPD again, but this time I have a tribe of women surrounding me to pick me up when I’m down. I couldn’t be more grateful for Postpartum Mamas and the relationships I’ve built through this organization!