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

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

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

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

Encouragement for Mamas Who Work Outside The Home

Tell me if these thoughts sound as common to you, as they do to me: "If I could work fewer hours during the week or stay home with my child(ren), maybe my house could actually stay clean for more than one day!" "I wonder what kind of well thought out and more time consuming homemade … Continue reading Encouragement for Mamas Who Work Outside The Home