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 […]

Nine Surprising Reasons I am Finally Able to Keep my House Clean

I’m the last person I ever thought would be writing about how I keep my house clean. Because it wasn’t clean. It was a disaster for decades. But lately, after having a messy house for so long, I’ve been able to keep my house clean and I’m pleasantly surprised at how possible it’s been and how good it feels.

parenting when you have absolutely nothing to give

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.

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.

The Casserole Project

Mental illness makes us uncomfortable, it makes the people it affects uncomfortable. It’s surrounded in silence and misunderstanding and embarrassment and shame. More often than not, our first reaction to hearing that someone is suffering from mental illness is to ignore the issue. But it doesn’t have to be that way.