Press Release: Still Time to Join 21 Day Self-Care Challenge

Thirteen days into the 21 Day Self-Care Challenge, and the response is amazing. On the initial day of the challenge, nearly 800 viewers visited this LIVING Self-Care blog. The average number of visitors per day to date is 340. The message is spreading across the web, as the list of friends and supporting organizations continues to expand.

It’s not too late to join the 21 Day Self-Care Challenge! Check out the daily tips, beginning on Day one. Or  choose a tip that works for you, jumping from Day 2 to 8 to 6. Work at your pace. Skip the parts that don’t resonate, and repeat the activities that really light you up. Invite your friends and loved ones. Ann Dunnewold, Ph.D., and Diane Sanford, Ph.D., co-authors of Life Will Never Be The Same: The Real Mom’s Postpartum Survival Guide simply hope to inspire women to put themselves on the list, developing a lasting habit to support well-being.

Join with Challenge Champions such as Postpartum Progress, Cafe Mom, and Postpartum Support International in supporting this effort to change the lives of women. Don’t miss the insightful, touching comments and conversation about the impact of the daily tips on real women of all ages and life stations.

Finally, rally to the call for photos and videos! Contribute these as a way to make your presence known in this landmark event. Don’t delay and miss being included–send those today to ann[at] . For more information about joining as a Challenge Champion, email realmomexperts[at]

And thanks for joining us!


7 thoughts on “Press Release: Still Time to Join 21 Day Self-Care Challenge

  1. I just found this site, googling tips on and i am SO glad i did. i am 17 weeks, and i am a mess. My house is a mess and not ready for a baby. My husband got annoyed at me for crying this morning discussing whether we could get a new bed for us because I’m not sleeping well. I’m tired and still throwing up most days and i thought morning sickness would be done by now. I am depressed now and terrified of postpartum. I cry at work, on the metro, in the shower. I made it to the gym yesterday (yay!) to do some biking and yoga, and i cried a bit for all the women who already have little ones and can’t make any time for themselves – How do they do it? Anyway, I loved finding these daily challenges and going back over them. I look forward to 7 more – and let’s learn to make them part of our lives always, not just during the challenge!!

  2. I am pretty sure my mom is still doing this and I’ve posted on my wall on Facebook twice now. Hopefully that will inspire at least one more person to join in!

  3. You poor soul! This is one of the hardest times ever, up against the hormonal changes.

    And making self-care a habit NOW is the best investment you can make in yourself, and in that developing baby, to make postpartum better for you both! Hurray to YOU!

    Thanks for the compliments, too–we’re glad you found us.

  4. Although I need to be participating more each day, I’ve enjoyed reading the posts and they couldn’t be coming at a better time. My Postpartum Depression is in remission, thankfully, but I need to work everyday to improve my lifestyle. Thanks for the support!

  5. Sally — your post gave me flashbacks. I had horrible morning sickness with both of my pregnancies — sickness lasted much longer with my twin pregnancy. Feeling sick to your stomach while trying to work, live your life, be happy about a new baby… well that’s the pits. I’m pretty sure I was depressed while I was sick as well (who wouldn’t be?). Things do get better! Hang in there.

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