life · self-help · Self-Love/Self-Acceptance

Blackout.

20 years ago, at the impressionable age of 15, I put myself in a situation that I still regret to this day. I believe I was raped. Or believed. Or believe. I’m not sure anymore. Over the course of researching and writing my book, memories long forgotten have started to surface, including some about one… Continue reading Blackout.

Anixety · Anxiety/Depression

My Gratitude for My Anxiety

It’s Thanksgiving weekend. There’s so much to be grateful for, especially in a month that has World Mental Health Day and Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness; two struggles I know intimately.  Anxiety makes you question everything. This quote is a salve for the hard days If you’ve read my recent blogs, you’ll know that my… Continue reading My Gratitude for My Anxiety

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I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way. Or Would I?

A friend and I were texting the other day and she said, “I hope everything’s going well with you and the fam." I responded, “I’m literally drowning in children but I wouldn’t have it any other way!” I immediately noticed two things: I improperly used the word literally and I lied.  Would I have it… Continue reading I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way. Or Would I?

family · life · self-help · Self-Love/Self-Acceptance

Words As Arrows: Hitting the Mark

Have you ever been told something and although you knew it was true you couldn’t act on it or believe it? For instance, maybe your best friend told you that you deserved better than the guy you were with? Or maybe you were in an abusive relationship and everyone you loved was begging you to… Continue reading Words As Arrows: Hitting the Mark

family · Pregnancy and Motherhood · Self-Love/Self-Acceptance

Waving the White Flag

I surrendered. I waved the white flag. My cup wasn’t just empty, it was shattered. All my self care tools in my arsenal were failing: the bubble baths, the yoga, the poolside visits with friends, nothing was helping me feel refreshed and content. There is at least one child who is always on me. I’m… Continue reading Waving the White Flag