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Even the mere idea of writing this makes my stomach clench in knots for fear that this will affirm my wrongful belief that "I'm a bad mommy." But here I am, taking a deep breath, readying myself to confess the battle I'm fighting. Most people have heard of PPD and awareness is rising but not … Continue reading I struggle with discussing my post partum depression.
So upon discovery I developed a chronic illness, I fell into a deep depression. I grieved my old life. I grieved my athletic abilities that kept my frame slender and toned. I missed my job. It was one of my hardest challenges to accept. I gained a lot of weight. Like...a lot. I'd guess about … Continue reading My skin care regimen boosted my confidence.
Well, after my post about beginning again, I completely forgot the day of the week and forgot to write yesterday! Never fear, here I am today. 😛 so this week I have worked out 5 days and ate at home 5 days. My recent goals are to workout 5 days a week and not eat … Continue reading Life is chaotic.
"It's never too late to start over." So here I am...starting over. For what may be like the tenth time with this blog. But you know what? It beats completely giving up. I love writing and part of why I lost my urge to write was I felt I wasn't making it far enough. This … Continue reading You can always begin again.
Having my beautiful daughter Alice was the best thing to have happened to me. When she stares up at me with her deep blue eyes, care free and untainted by the world, I melt like a marshmallow over a campfire. However, a hard realization struck me; depression does not discriminate. It does not care that … Continue reading What I’ve learned about depression as a new mom.
Women are told from the moment they can hold their first doll or barbie how wonderful being a mommy is. We hear all about pregnancy glow, the miracle of child birth, etc the second we escape the womb it seems. However, for some women, such as me, pregnancy is the opposite of a glowing time … Continue reading Hyperemesis Gravidarum made me loathe pregnancy.
Mothers already face a ton of hardship between raising their child in a way that best suits them while hearing from all angles what the "right" way to parent is. It seems everyone has an opinion on this subject, regardless of circumstances. While there is no right way, at least in my opinion as long … Continue reading Deciding between breastfeeding or taking my medications.
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