I started The Shadow Mommy Chronicles as a way to deal with my Post-Partum Depression and Post-Partum OCD. I have been suffering with both since the birth of my first child. After the birth of my second it got worse and I decided to try and find some help and support. To be honest, there is not much help outside of doctors or therapists; and support really depends on what kind of family and friends you have. There are places where women can go, chat rooms, FaceBook pages, etc., but many more women still suffer too embarressed by Post-Partum Mood Disorders to even seek the company of those suffering themselves. I wanted to create this blog just to show someone, anyone, that they do not go through this alone. I encourgage anyone who wishes to submit their stories to do so. We all need to hear that we are not alone.