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Local mom blogger raising depression awareness

Posted by Kristi Palma  June 17, 2013 10:53 AM

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JD Bailey from Honest Mom is our #FeaturedParentBlogger this week on Moms. That means she'll be spending the week with us, sharing information about the mom behind the blog (and the blog too!).

Here's how it works:
JD will post in our Moms forums each day this week. We'll add links and bits of information to this post as she does.

Monday she posted an introduction.

A snippet from JD's introduction:

I am proud to be an outspoken advocate for moms who deal with depression. I was interviewed by Katie Couric on her show about the topic in March and was featured in a March 2013 Parenting Magazine article about parents and depression.

Tuesday, she posted 20 facts about herself and her blog.

A few of her facts:

- Because I am a gardener, I almost always have dirt under my fingernails and my knees seem to be permanently dirty. No matter what I do. It’s a bit embarrassing. - The first live concert I went to was New Kids on the Block. Not REM. Even though I tell everyone it was REM.

Wednesday she shared her favorite post. She actually chose three. Here's what she wrote about one of them:

My favorite humor post is 12 Similarities Between College Spring Break and Spring Break with My Kids. I was inspired one night after a loooooong school vacation week. And a glass of wine.

Today, she is taking questions from readers.

Reader Jenn_Rose asked:

JD, what's changed for you since the Katie Couric interview? Do you get recognized? Have the other parents at school reacted to it?

JD's answer:

Hey Jenn! I was shocked, but pretty much no one I know saw the interview, unless I told them in advance to watch. Literally one person I didn't tell about it saw it. I guess the old stereotype of moms sitting around watching daytime TV isn't true - or they're just not watching Katie. ;-) I'm happy to keep my face unrecognized. It gives my family more privacy, and since I don't write under my married last name I fly under the radar a bit. Works for me!

Read other questions and ask your question here.

On Friday, she'll share the blogs she likes to read.

Join us all week long and feel free to stop by our forums and say "hi" to JD or ask her a question. We'll link out to all her posts here in Parent Buzz. And feel free to nominate a local parenting blogger (or yourself) right here.

Don't forget to keep checking back this week as we chat with JD!

And you can catch up with our past Featured Parent Bloggers right here.

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Kristi Palma, Moms producer, is the mom of a first grader and a preschooler. She is a writer who enjoys cooking her grandmother's Italian recipes (when her son isn't launching paper airplanes into them). Follow her on Twitter @kristipalma.
Jennifer Clark Estes is a teacher, writer, blogger, and the mother of four young children. In her free time, she blogs at A Mom's World, plays with the kids (or chauffeurs them around), and is desperately seeking a quiet spot so she can read a book. Follow her on Twitter @JenniferCEstes.

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