Changing the Way We Talk and Think About Mental Health

“Looney bin.” “Insane asylum.” “He/she has a screw loose.” “It’s all in your head.” “Worry wart.” “Nervous Nelly.” These are some common terms and phrases I’ve heard used to describe a mental health institute or someone dealing with a mental health struggle. They don’t sound particularly positive, do they? They infer that the place where … Continue reading Changing the Way We Talk and Think About Mental Health

SAHM’s & Working Mamas: A Survey of the Blessings & Challenges of Each

I have been a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) for 8 months and was a working mom for almost 4 years beforehand. I have held both titles and have experienced the blessings and challenges of each. My experiences in being both a SAHM and a working mom have sparked my interest in the experiences of other SAH and … Continue reading SAHM’s & Working Mamas: A Survey of the Blessings & Challenges of Each

It was during the morning of Sunday, August 4th, 2019 when I lost someone I’ve never met-again. It felt different than the first time because I’d already been through it, but the pain remained and continues to remain when I am offered a moment to reflect. I was about 10.5 weeks pregnant when I miscarried … Continue reading Losing Someone You’ve Never Met-Again: Our Second Miscarriage

Losing Someone You’ve Never Met-Again: Our Second Miscarriage

Blankie Tags, Mandarin Oranges, & Bedtime Stories: Life in the Little Years

I hear you calling my name across the hall. Mom! Mom....MOM! Never having been a morning person, I force myself out of bed to start the day. I open the door to your room, your head shoots up from your pillow, and you are on your feet. With a quick bend down, you find the … Continue reading Blankie Tags, Mandarin Oranges, & Bedtime Stories: Life in the Little Years