Getting To Know My Postpartum Anxiety

I’m referring to my anxiety as Postpartum Anxiety, but I’ve struggled with anxiety most of my life. I’m just noticing it taking a different shape since giving birth.  I’m developing a new relationship with my anxiety. I’m taking ownership of it. I’m doing my best to stay in front of it and be proactive. I’m

We All Need To Cry It Out Sometimes

Caution: Brain Dump Ahead  I’m hesitant to talk about this because I feel as soon as I write it down it will stop and I’ll never get it back. But baby has been sleeping pretty well lately. Or, rather, I have been able to let her put herself to sleep, which leads to her sleeping

Postpartum Anxiety Snuck Up On Me

Anxiety and depression are sneaky illnesses. They trick you into believing you’ve got them under control, only to sneak back up on you when you least expect it. My daughter is 8 months old now, and I’m finally realizing my anxiety is back and in full force. It’s been sitting on my chest for a

Sleep Training Baby To Sleep In Crib At Six Months

I have been avoiding sleep training baby in her crib since day one. I have gotten so used to sleeping next to her, I couldn’t stand the thought of her sleeping in another room. Every week would bring a different excuse. After she gets her shots, after the 4 month sleep regression, after we’re done

Why My Blended Family Has A Team Name

A few years ago, my family was watching a movie. My family being myself, my boyfriend (now husband) and his two boys. We were cuddled up on the couch watching a movie and a man came on screen sporting a rather impressive mustache. Out of nowhere, his youngest son shouted out, “Look! Mustack!”. He wasn’t

A Letter To My Daughter

May you always know your worth. Always know there’s strength in tenderness. In compassion. In silence. May you know the power of your words and use them for good. May you use your voice for those who have none. May you stand up for yourself and what you believe in. Reclaim your light when others