This month marks six months since I've committed myself to this blog. I've blogged on and off for years. I've bought domain names and shut them down. But six months ago I decided to really commit to building something here at Socially Awkward Mom. To celebrate, I'd like to share 6 things I've learned the … Continue reading It’s My 6 Month Blogiversary. Here’s What I’ve Learned So Far.
How many cups of coffee do you need to get through the day? I'll admit, I used to be a coffee addict. My day didn't start without a cup. And I usually had one - or two - more to get through to the evening. But now I don't drink it at all. Seriously. Before … Continue reading How Ditching Coffee For Tea Helped My Anxiety
I can't believe it's already August - the Sunday of summer. Pretty soon summer vacation will be over. It's time to get back to a routine. Time to buy backpacks and supplies and uniforms. The end of summer is always bittersweet. My soon-to-be 4th grader loves school and is always excited to go back. But … Continue reading Help! I’m Sending My Youngest Off To Kindergarten.
I hate being called Superwoman. It's nothing against the people who have said it. It's meant as a genuine compliment. They see me - a woman balancing school, work and family. I do it with a smile. It looks like I have it all together. Like it's effortless. But the thing is, it's not effortless. … Continue reading Trying to be Superwoman became my biggest weakness
It's been nearly six months since I began treatment for my anxiety and depression. Around the same time I started this blog to chronicle my experience with mental illness. Here's an update on my mental health journey and the (not so) surprising reaction from my mom when she read my blog. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYnB4lEnnT0
I definitely haven't been dedicating much time and energy to my blog lately. It's not because I haven't wanted to. I've just been so busy with work that when I get off in the evening or have a day off I'm either catching up on things around the house or trying to rest. I've also … Continue reading My Summer Guilt As A Working Mom
Becoming a mom has enhanced my life in so many ways. I’ve gained knowledge, experience, perspective and the ability to love in a way that I never knew possible. But for all that I’ve gained in motherhood, there are some things I’ve lost. One of the main things is the desire to take care of … Continue reading 10 Budget Friendly Self Care Tips You Should Check Out This Weekend
Every year around this time, my social media feeds fill up with photos of kids headed to prom or graduation. I see the smiling faces of proud parents and young adults living in what are essentially their last moments of childhood. And every year I nostalgically think back to my own senior year of high … Continue reading I’m almost 30. Why don’t I have it all figured out?
I love my life, but there are days when I don’t want to exist. This feeling often surfaces with no rhyme or reason. It can happen whether or not I've had a bad day. In fact, most times when I feel this way, everything is going right. That’s the thing about depression. It can sneak … Continue reading To My Children: You Saved My Life