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.
We are all human and flawed and that makes us beautiful.
The last few months I have been incredibly ill due to hyperemesis gravidarum (extreme morning sickness in pregnancy) and POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.) This has left me feeling drained beyond repair, beaten down by life, and utterly hopeless that the future could possibly shine bright again. With incessant vomiting, it felt as though I … Continue reading When it feels depression has robbed me of my passion.
Because it's vital, that's why.
How to help your loved one if they are suicidal.
Lately people will tell me "You look like you're feeling better!" or "You don't look sick." Sorry but really? Do you think that I would ever desire to look how I feel internally? Makeup can go a long way and in my case so can a wig. I may be too fatigued some days to … Continue reading We can “fake” being okay.
Helping yourself by asking for help.
Why I'm grateful to people in the medical field.