Rebecca Fox Starr is an author, writer, mother and part-time-dance-partier, who founded “Mommy, Ever After” in 2010 after the birth of her daughter, when she realized that no one was speaking honestly about the difficulties, fears, boredom, loneliness and mixed-emotions that come along with all of the happy enchantment of motherhood. She shared everything from crazy calls to the pediatrician, to costume-clad dance parties, giving readers an intimate look into her little family’s growing life.
In 2013, Rebecca gave birth to her son, and subsequently was afflicted with severe postpartum depression. This life changing experience motivated Rebecca to share her story honestly, in the hopes that she could help others. Her story has been featured across the world; she has been interviewed by The New York Times, ABC News, Huffington Post, The Mother Co, Main Line Connect, Main Line Today, Main Line Parent Magazine and for television and print outlets nationwide about her story, and continues to write about her recovery daily.
Rebecca has now started, and currently facilitates, a private online support group for women. Her message is clear: “You are not alone.”
In order to reach a broader audience, Rebecca got a book deal with Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Company and authored “Beyond the Baby Blues: Anxiety and Depression During and After Pregnancy” in an effort to help other women, caregivers, families and members of the physical/mental healthcare community. The book is now in its second printing. She is currently represented by Renee C. Fountain of the Gandolfo Helin & Fountain Literary Management.
Most of all, Rebecca is a lover; a nurturer; a dance-partier; a singer; and a mother who gives all of herself to her children and to her readers. She is a singer/songwriter and has played gigs as all around the Philadelphia area. And, she still believes in magic.
Rebecca attended The Schreyer Honors College of The Pennsylvania State University and The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.
She completed an undergraduate thesis entitled “Just a Little Bit of Dancing: A Cubist Family Portrait Through Writing”
Rebecca has great dreams of expanding Mommy, Ever After, in the hopes of expanding her audience and connecting with others. Currently, the blog is read in all 50 States and in over 160 countries worldwide.
Rebecca’s Public Relations are managed by Kimberly Ettinger of Pearl Communications.
Photo via Lindsay Docherty Photography