postpartum depression priorities anxiety motherhood baby blues


In today’s episode I am grateful to introduce you to master calligrapher, designer, seamstress, and foodie Melissa Esplin of as she opens up about something she has never shared in a public forum, her struggle with postpartum depression.  She shares her story of how the negative comments of others during her pregnancy led her down a path to zero confidence as a mother even before the birth of her daughter and how she struggled for two years to feel that bond with her after she was born.  Melissa describes the downward spirals of depression she experienced and expands on a multitude of things that has helped her to combat them to feel herself again.   She also shares about her special needs son and how she had to accept that his deficiencies were not the result of her parenting skills.  She emotionally shares a story of rescue that she experienced with him at a very difficult time which confirmed her belief in the need for a community of support and of God.  Listen and be to create priorities in your life that will help you maintain or regain your mental health.


Want to know if this episode it for you?  This episode is perfect for anyone who has suffered or is suffering from Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression or anxiety or has struggled with bonding with their children.  This is also perfect for anyone with a child who has special needs.  This episode is also fitting for a mom who struggles with putting her needs as a priority.

What is this episode about?   In this episode you will learn about:

Show Notes: “I Still Love You”

Melissa’s Instagram @melissapher

Melissa’s Instagram @calligraphyorg

Grace Bonnie Design*Sponge

Melissa’s crib entry on Design*Sponge