No matter how much you love someone, I think we can all agree we sometimes need our own time away from them to reset our batteries. Some people may be pissed at me for saying this, but the same rings true with your children. I read a quote that said "Children don't need perfect mothers, … Continue reading Taking “You Time,” Doesn’t Make You a Bad Parent.
Two years ago my hair began falling out. Not a little bit at a time; legitimately falling out to the point I had bald spots. Eventually, fed up with patchy hair, I allowed my friend to shave my head and purchased a wig. Fast forward to two days ago, my hair is falling out again. … Continue reading Chronic Illness Forced Me to Accept Myself More.
I know losing weight is a challenge, but let's overcome it together! Here's some of my personal tips.
My tips for preventing lows and what to do if one has struck.
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Tips that may help you too.
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.
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.