Weekly Wins: I Refused to Feel Guilty

As a person with a lot of anxiety, low self-esteem, and a propensity toward overthinking everything always, I feel guilty a lot. A lot a lot. I truly believe that this guilt is counterproductive and I don’t believe it’s almost ever helpful. So I try not to feel it. This is easier said than done. […]

Weekly Wins: I Took a Deep Breath

My anxiety and OCD has been through the roof lately. Not so much my worrying or checking the doors to make sure they’re locked again and again. But the tension in my shoulders, the habit I’ve recently developed of biting my tongue and chewing my lip. And the inability to concentrate long enough to accomplish […]

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Parenting When You Have Absolutely Nothing to Give

These last two weeks have been the worst weeks of my entire life. Yes, I’m being vague. No, I’m not going to tell you what’s been going on. It’s personal and private and It’s going to stay that way. BUT, suffice it to say I had literally NOTHING to give to my kids this past couple of weeks.

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Self Care: Essential for Moms

Self care. It’s a weird phrase. It sounds a little selfish or narcissistic to be throwing around a phrase like that all the time, but it’s something I’m developing a deep belief in. Self care is essential for everyone, especially moms. My whole life I looked forward to being a mom. But when I got […]

Parenting With Mental Illness

When I was a young mom with two kids I felt completely overwhelmed all the time. Not the normal exhausted and frazzled kind of overwhelmed, but the bawling my eyes out in the middle of the night, kind of overwhelmed.