My son and I have been close since I discovered I was pregnant with him. OK, maybe it wasn't exactly that early, but it sure felt like it. I endured miscarriages, infertility issues, and a complete loss in faith before I held him in my arms, so it was like he resurrected me. It's been almost six years since I met him for the very first time, and since then I've noticed a few of those tell-tale signs your kid is going to grow up to be your very best friend.
I always planned to be a stay-at-home mom, at least while my kids were small. In fact, and if I'm being honest, I worked my ass off so I could be the one my kids can come to for school-, extracurricular activity-, or life-related things. And now that I've been at home with my children for 11 years, I can safely say there are some things every stay-at-home mom wants pregnant women to know. Now, I'm not trying to scare expecting parents.
The birth of my daughter took me on an unexpected journey. It was one of deep, unsettling pain — and one I couldn't "snap out of" without proper care. At the time, I didn't know it was postpartum depression (PPD). I just new something wasn't "right." I felt hopeless and alone and the kind of despair no new mom should feel. After, thankfully, coming through the other side, I know there are some things every mom struggling with postpartum depression wants pregnant women to know.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".