Mental Health, Parenting

To The Mom Struggling With Anxiety and Depression

Dear mom dealing with anxiety and depression, Let me start by saying, while your personal experience is unique, you are not alone. I know how hard it is being the mom you want to be with anxiety and depression bearing down on you. I know the lies they put in your head: That you’re a bad mom. That you’re damaging…

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Mental Health, Parenting

I’m ditching my separation anxiety and embracing my ‘mom breaks’

My mother-in-law is a saint. Every time my kids get a vacation from school, they spend a bulk of those days off at her house. She also usually gets her four other grandchildren. That’s right. Six kids. Like seven days. And she enjoys it. Although I start to miss my kids around day three, I let them go because I…

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Mental Health

The Importance of Embracing the Good Days with Anxiety

I just wanted to share a quick thought. I have been feeling really good for the past few days. It isn’t something I thought about or noticed until I woke up this morning. I’ve been busy but not stressed. My schedule has been packed but I haven’t felt overwhelmed. I’ve been anxious but not distressed. That is huge for me,…

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It’s rainy and dreary outside today, so I’m spending the day experimenting with some new photo backdrops. What do you think of the purple?

Mental Health

Why We Need to Talk Openly About Mental Illness

It’s been nearly two months since I wrote a blog post revealing my lifelong battle with anxiety. I had just been officially diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and had started taking Zoloft to treat it. Every post I’ve written about struggling with mental illness since that one has been well received. People have disclosed their own struggles to me and…

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