True Cleaning Confessions: what’s your dirty little secret?
Did you get all OCD after your firstborn? I read that post-pregnancy, new moms get all germaphobic and that it’s not their fault. Apparently, it’s part of the typical hormonal changes that many women get, along with varying degrees of postpartum depression (PPD). Luckily both are highly treatable.
In my circle, we talk a lot about maternal depression as an issue, but not nearly enough about anxiety and OCD. Perhaps some health care professionals classify these as symptoms of depression? All I know is that I have had it all, anxiety, PPD and OCD as a new mom, as well as OCD on its own when I was a tween. I think when we see a germaphobe new mom, we poke fun rather than give her the supportive smile that she really needs.
So, when I stopped by Method Home’s NYC pop-up store (it’s temporary, sniff), I couldn’t resist jumping into their Cleaning Confessional Booth and sharing my dirty little secret: when I had my newborn, I couldn’t stop washing my hands! Oh dear, the amount of soap, paper towels, water and time I wasted. But, I guess, I just couldn’t help myself. I feel much better now that my secret is out in the open.
If you need to get a dirty little secret off your chest, I suggest you stop by the Method Home store which is traveling around the country. It’s in NYC’s Soho neighborhood through June 7th, and then it’s going to Minneapolis, MN and then Charlotte, NC.
While you’re there you can pick up most of their products and they have some cool kits that they’ve put together– all at terrific prices– and packaged in a hip reusable green market tote. They also have a “Toxic Turn-In” program where they will dispose safely of your caustic household cleaners and products and in return, you get a 10% discount at the store.
But, if you’re already green at home and just want to go in and shop, shop, shop use the code ALPHAMETHOD and get 10% off your purchases at the NYC Method Home Store.