Jen Schwartz

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    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Expert Postpartum Depression Survivor
    • Organization:The Medicated Mommy Blog
    • Area of Expertise:Writer - Mom Life, Postpartum Depression
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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Writer - Mom Life, Postpartum Depression
      Summary of expertise:
      Jen is an expert postpartum depression survivor and founder of the blog, The Medicated Mommy. After kicking postpartum depression’s ass, she learned the importance of accepting herself as the mom she is (one who pops an antidepressant every morning), not the mom she thought she should be (domestic goddess and Pinterest’s mom of the year). She helps moms tell all those “shoulds” to go f**k off and accept themselves as the amazing moms they already are. Jen is a published author, influencer at the women’s online platform, Mogul and a contributor at HuffPost, The Mighty, Thrive Global, Motherlucker, Red Tricycle and Suburban Misfit Mom. Her writing has been featured all over the mommy blogosphere at top websites such as Scary Mommy, CafeMom, Mamalode and more.

      She is available for commentary on the following topics: Postpartum Depression, Normalizing the struggles of motherhood, Self-care, Self-identity, and Mom Friends.
      Blog/Web site: The Medicated Mommy - http://themedicatedmommylcom
      Twitter: https://twitter.com/medicatedmommy_
      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/medicatedmommy/
      Books/articles published:
      PUBLISHED CHAPTER
      "How I Kicked Postpartum's Ass" in The i'Mpossible Project: Changing Minds, Breaking Stigma, Achieving the Impossible

      SCARY MOMMY
      I’m The Mom Who’s Often On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown
      Interval Momming: How I Put My Sanity First

      MAMALODE
      Does It Ever Get Easier?

      KVELLER
      When You Have Postpartum Depression, Attending Your Son’s Bris Is Pretty Complicated

      MOTHERLUCKER
      Five Ways To Talk To a Mom Friend You Think Has Postpartum Depression
      A Snapshot of My Postpartum Depression
      My Second Favorite F-Word
      Mom Dating
      Why I’m In the Trench Buddy Business

      THE MIGHTY
      How Postpartum Depression Led Me to a Place of Gratitude
      What Reading to My Son Reminds Me About Postpartum Depression Recovery
      I Didn’t Think Postpartum Depression Could Happen to Me
      When Postpartum Depression Convinced Me I Didn't Want to Be a Mother
      When I Realized Postpartum Depression Could Happen to Anyone
      9 Reasons I'm Grateful for My Postpartum Depression Journey
      How Josh Rivedal, Creator of the i'Mpossible Project, Advocates for Mental Health Awareness

      THRIVE GLOBAL
      The Five Stages of Postpartum Depression Grief
      Confessions From a Postpartum Depression Survivor
      A Thank You Letter To Brené Brown

      HUFFPOST
      The Truth About Postpartum Depression: It Can Happen to Anyone
      Postpartum Depression Stigma Sucks
      Parents: Let's Try Harder to Do Less
      Why As a Mom, I Don’t Believe In Living a Child-Centric Life
      How Mommy-Friendly Is The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative?
      5 Lessons Celebrity Moms Can Teach Us About Postpartum Depression
      10 Signs You Know You're Done Having Kids
      Five Things My Toddler Has Taught Me

      MOGUL
      Short Answers From Lindsay Gerszt, Postpartum Depression Survivor and Executive Producer of When The Bough Breaks
      #ThisIsLove Is All Of This
      #READMYLIPS

      SUBURBAN MISFIT MOM
      I’m Not That Mom…
      I’m Not That Pinterest Mom...
      Two Moms, Polar Opposites, Best Friends—How Does That Work?
      Five Moms That Just Aren’t My Type
      A Letter to My Pregnant Self
      Why Do I Keep Apologizing for Having One Child?
      Today I Went Back to Therapy
      The Motherhood Edition of Jewish Holidays

      Prior media experience:
      Regular Contributor: HuffPost, The Mighty, Mogul, Thrive Global, Motherlucker, Suburban Misfit Mom, Red Tricycle

      Featured In: Scary Mommy, Cafe Mom, Mamalode, For Every Mom, Kveller, Blunt Moms, Postpartum Progress, Sandwiches & Psych Meds, Betty Ruth Baby, House Call with Dr. Mac Podcast

      Educational background:
      BA English, Tufts University
      Masters English Education, UNC Charlotte

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