A little over five weeks ago, I had surgery. Yes, I had surgery during a pandemic. I was initially scheduled earlier in the year, then Covid-19 hit and I was told that we would just “have to see” when I...
As a mother, and maybe just as a woman, there's this unprecedented overpowering need, almost an all-encompassing need, to do everything. To be everything. To fulfill our children's and spouses wants and needs. Oh, and don't you dare not...
We can all agree that 2020 is the most bizarre year yet. Personally, it has been a year of inconveniences. As someone who works in a middle school, it was inconvenient when the school year abruptly ended in-person learning. As...
As I dive back into continuing my healing journey, I’ve learned so much about myself. I hadn’t undergone therapy since escaping the foster care system. I realized that the child who went through therapy then, was not...
It is my belief that South Carolina is the allergy capital of the world. No, I do not have scientific evidence of this. I do, however, know that I did not have an issue with allergies until I moved...
I am sharing my family's first experience with lice as we remember it in the hopes that it finds someone who needs comfort. It began as a sneak attack... About a month ago my daughter had trouble sleeping. Assuming it was...
At some point or another, it's likely that most of us will eventually get tested for COVID-19. This is our "new normal," so you might as well know what to expect so you don't have to worry unnecessarily. I recently...
When our oldest daughter was born almost 15 years ago, the hospital was a testing site for a new global study that was in its infancy called the TEDDY Study (TEDDY stands for The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in...
Before I was pregnant, I heard of postpartum anxiety and depression (PPA/PPD), but I never thought they would effect me. I had never had mental issues like that. However, my daughter's birth came in a traumatic way. It was not...
I think sometimes as moms we put ourselves on the back burner. Whether this is done intentionally or not, it's something we need to address for the betterment of our own physical and mental health.  This is so important to...
May is mental health awareness month, so I'd like to take the time to chat a little about why this month is so important.  In our society, people have sympathy for patients suffering from physical ailments like cancer, diabetes, tumors...
February 15. For most people, this is simply the day after Valentine's day. A day to buy cheap chocolate that's been deeply discounted to make room for St. Patrick’s Day and Easter candy. But February 15, 2013, for my family...
When I was in college I felt like the world was my oyster. I had my whole life planned. I’d graduate, move to the big city to start my (successful) career. Then, in a few years I’d get married,...
Some of us are feeling a new or stronger need for mental health help in these anxious times. Because sometimes everything isn't okay.  Mental health apps could be one way to get that help without leaving your house. I tried...
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