Passionate About the Community
and the Moms Who Live Here

Mental Health Awareness RSS feed for this section

Untitled design (45)

This Pregnancy Has Made Me a Bad Mom and Spouse

While I’m forever grateful to be carrying a perfectly healthy baby and having a healthy pregnancy I can’t help but feel bad about my mom/wife skills, or the lack thereof. Despite all the good, there is a darker side. A side of me that I don’t like, that keeps making her presence known day in […]

Continue Reading 1
PPD

The Truth About Postpartum Depression {Series}

This series is dedicated to discussing some of my more challenging experiences in motherhood. In the first installment of this series, I talked about the first of my 3 D’s: [Gender] Disappointment. In the second, I address the emotional experience of Drying Up. Which leads me to the final installment: on Postpartum Depression. I have to be […]

Continue Reading 1
Sharing my secret: a personal story of being proactive with postpardum.

Sharing My Secret: A Personal Story of Being Pro-Active with Postpartum

  Let me tell you a secret. I’m about to be vulnerable and share a secret about myself that not many people know. As you read about this secret, so do some of my family members and friends that will be hearing this information for the first time. Why is it a secret? Because it deals […]

Continue Reading
enough, motherhood, parenting, self-worth, self-love, self-care

Embracing Your Enoughness

I grew up thinking I was never good enough. I was never smart enough, skinny enough, I didn’t work hard enough. Instilled in me was a sense of worthlessness that was hard to overcome, and that still affects my life and relationships. While I have finally realized that I am a creature who is worthy […]

Continue Reading
Mompreneurs

Must-Have Resources for Mompreneurs

Dreams are awesome. But a dream without a plan is just a wish, right? I’ve loaded you mompreneurs up with links to resources that have helped me build 2 brick and mortar businesses.  These are just some of the practical tools and resources that I’ve discovered..and remember I’m a newbie so there are WAY more out there […]

Continue Reading
Negative nelly = jiggly belly

Negative Nelly = Jiggly Belly. How Your Icky Attitude is Keeping Your Fat

Whether you want to face it or not…your attitude is making you fat.   Legit: There are some genetic medical conditions that mess hormones up and create excess weight, yes.   For most of us however, here are the excuses we give ourselves – go ahead, check yours off the list: “Healthy food is expensive, […]

Continue Reading
Post Weaning Depression

Post Weaning Depression

Post Weaning Depression This is a much lesser known or talked about issue than post-partum depression. In fact, the DSM-IV doesn’t distinguish the two diagnoses, I suppose since it is for the most part the same physiology. Here’s what happens:  Post-partum, there is a huge dip in the amount of oxytocin produced after the spike […]

Continue Reading
nature 3

Moms & Mindfulness: 5 Tips to Reduce Stress

“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.” ~ Jon Kabot-Zinn As moms, it’s often hard to live in the moment. To really be present and mindful of what is happening within us and around us (especially with babies and toddlers underfoot). Our minds constantly churn with thoughts and judgments about ourselves and others. […]

Continue Reading
gibbs

Dr. Google: Understanding Cystic Fibrosis

A special thanks to guest blogger, Lauren Gibbs.  Waiting anxiously for a call back from the nurse.  Boiling nebulizers late at night.  Starting the day early so breathing treatments are finished before rushing out the door.  Tossing and turning because you know tomorrow is clinic – a nearly four hour ordeal not including the three hour […]

Continue Reading