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.
Being ill doesn't equate being a burden.
If you're grieving your old life, don't forget to have fun in your new circumstances.
Enjoying time together is crucial.
Tips that apply to any chronic illness challenges
Your depression may be telling you something.
Why I'm grateful to people in the medical field.
Here I am at 4:14 am, still awake due to flare. My joints are red and hot to touch. My muscles ache as if I've run a marathon. I have a migraine and no amount of Tums are helping my nausea. Chronic illness sucks. Let's just be honest. Everyone wants us to blither on about … Continue reading When you can’t sleep from pain.
Why hard days are okay and how to get through them.