Praise

Jen is the real deal: smart, funny, and authentic. She tells it like it is, and makes all of us around here feel like we are OK, exactly how we are and where we are. Jen is the best friend I wish I’d had by my side during the baby and toddler years of my four daughters. -Melissa d’Arabian, Author, Speaker and Food Network Host

Jen is one of those rare people who instantly strikes you as one of the funniest, most open people you’ll ever meet, even after knowing her only a few short days. I find her writing refreshing and inspiring…like she’s preparing me for life’s challenges. To call the mantras and insights Jen shares “words of wisdom'” feels like I’d be giving them short shrift because so much of what is amazing about Jen is she’s the first to tell you there is no one universal wisdom, no one way to do any of this. She admits fully and hilariously to knowing what she doesn’t know, which gives the rest of us permission to do the same. Often, her Instagram posts are the only ones in my feed all day that present anything close to someone’s daily reality or truth. -Alison Eakle, Head of Comedy and Drama at Shondaland

Jen Schwartz’s work on The Mighty brings a fresh and hopeful perspective to a topic that is so often left in the dark – postpartum depression. Not only does she get real about what postpartum depression is like, but shows mom who are struggling that there is another side. With a topic that is often presented without hope, her narrative is not only important — but life-saving. -Sarah Schuster, Mental Health Editor at The Mighty

Jen Schwartz is an insightful and honest writer about postpartum life and anxiety. As we begin to recognize the range and complexity of pre and postpartum mental illnesses, we need more voices like hers: to elucidate, to make us laugh, to give us honesty about how hard it really is. Thanks so much for your work on behalf of all of us. -Elizabeth Isadora Gold, Author of The Mommy Group: Freaking Out, Finding Friends, and Surviving the Happiest Time of Our Lives

When it comes to mental illness there is nothing more important than being raw and real. Jen is just that! She brings much needed humor and wisdom to taboo topics that everyone can relate to. I highly suggest her blog for all moms. I am honored to have met Jen and grateful for the work she does to create awareness for a usually unspoken about illness. -Lindsay Gerszt, Producer, Postpartum Depression Survivor and Executive Producer of When The Bough Breaks

In a blogosphere filled with all kinds of noise, it’s refreshing to come across realness, authenticity and humor. It’s even more refreshing to find those three things in one place. Jen unapologetically tackles topics many are afraid to touch – like postpartum depression – and does it with her own style using unfiltered but poignant humor. She’s relatable, smart and funny. She’s all of us! -Rachel Sobel, Founder of  Whine and Cheese (Its) and co-host of The Keep It Real Moms Podcast

Thank god Jen Schwartz had postpartum depression. Her unique insights on this challenging condition has been a blessing to so many mothers who are lying in bed thinking, “Why me?” Jen’s honesty and humor relating to how messed up motherhood can be is a breath of fresh air and just what the world needs. -Jennifer Bronsnick, MSW, Founder of The Mindful Family and President of Postpartum Support International New Jersey

From the moment I met Jen, I knew the world of moms was about to receive a special gift. Jen possesses that wonderful combination of clarity, candor, raw honesty, humor and life experience that brings her writing alive and touches deeply, those who read it. For a young woman, she has an old soul, a no-bullshit directness, and a heart of gold. I look forward to seeing her continue to thrive, to touch many, and to grow her following. I am proud to be one of her first fans! Dr. JJ Levenstein, MD FAAP, Retired Pediatrician, Media Personality, Chef, and Consultant

Jennifer is a superb writer whose content gets to the core of suffering and joy, all in one fell swoop.  The ease with which she shares her emotional experience brings readers to the center of the drama, and makes her readers feel as though they’re right there with her.  Ultimately, Jennifer’s writing serves to bring us closer to the truth about what being a mother does to a woman’s individualism and identity, and how postpartum depression and other complications can offer a more complex understanding of motherhood, a la Jennifer Schwartz’ brilliant, dramatic and often comedic perspective. -Nathalie Laitmon, Founder and Publisher Suburban Misfit Mom

Organic fruit may be all the rage but organic people are where it’s really at…and Jen Schwartz is a juicy red apple AND a bag of chips (gluten free, non-GMO of course)! Her ability to put what so many women feel into words is not only beautiful but life changing. She effortlessly strips away the pretty picture and lets you into the real world which although beautiful, is not without its flaws. Jen brazenly goes there and her journey is one that all should visit! -Colby Diamant, Sleep Deprived Mama of Two Little Ones Living in Southern California & Motherlucker Contributor 

To know Jen Schwartz, is to understand her true sense of humor. And to follow her on Instagram. I have only known Jen for a brief period of time, but she already has me in stitches. If you want an honest-to-goodness, humorous, and in-your-face, day-to-day account of motherhood, she will give it to you. For a mom who has experienced the dark side of PPD, she can find the humor in sharing her story and experience, while offering a refreshing, raw, authentic point of view. For realz mamas….this chick is for realz! -Andrea Baxter, Expert Marketer, Late in Life Mama and Founder of Lemons For Love

Jen Schwartz has created a resource that is invaluable to women, not just those struggling with postpartum depression. In my over 20 years as a psychotherapist, one of the most difficult aspects of being a mom is the guilt and shame that many women feel because they don’t understand why they often feel overwhelmed, dissatisfied, stressed, and struggle with feelings of anxiety or depression. Jen’s blogs about her experiences with PPD and raising a toddler are funny, warm and engaging, and are something that all new moms need to read, whether you are experiencing PPD or not. As women, it’s time for all of us to embrace our imperfections and let go of our idealistic standards of who we’re supposed to be as moms, and as women. She is a must read to help women let go of the shame, resentment, and discontentment that can often accompany motherhood, but few women ever discuss. She is a pioneer in bringing these issues to light and being a true champion for all mothers. -Joanna Kleinman, Psychotherapist and Co-Founder of The Center for Extraordinary Relationships

Jen Schwartz is a dynamo in the field of mental health. Not only has she kicked postpartum’s ass, but now she’s putting the smack down on stigma. She writes about her experiences in order to help prevent others from suffering the way she once did—and she does an outstanding job. We need more hustlers in the field of mental health like Jen. -Joshua Rivedal, CEO and Creative Director, The i’Mpossible Project and Changing Minds