"Not in my City!"

Toddlerdom is hard. Our youngest is two and is currently charging head on into independence, humor, and chaos all at the same time. I don't think my patience has ever been tested so much in my entire life. With that being said, two is really fun. Emily is starting to really emerge as her own... Continue Reading →

Lay it Down:Live it Up

I went straight from being graduating high school to being a stay at home mom in a matter of months and a part of me felt lost in the process. Being a stay at home mom is thankless, the hours are long, and it really can be daunting at times. My whole life I was... Continue Reading →

Just for Today

Back in high school my psychiatrist shared a little nugget of wisdom with me. A big component of inpatient success stems from the idea that there is routine. When our lives are in already feeling out of control routines add an extra barrier of security around a sea of not knowing. Establishing a routine was... Continue Reading →

About the Journey

I have learned a lot about mental illness through first hand experience. I started writing this blog when I was experiencing the worst depression of my life and kind of just settled on the fact that my life was not going to get any better. I accepted a disorder as my identity and shrunk my... Continue Reading →

The Power In Your Story

I believe in stories. I do not believe anyone is truly "unique" in the way they feel. Our stories may all different, we may all be different sizes, shapes, colors, cultures, ages, and stages, but we all go through similar feelings at sometime or another. I believe that when we share those feelings no matter... Continue Reading →

Being Home

Sometimes I need to take a step back to access my motives in life because I can really get it twisted. I am a self diagnosed chronic perfectionist and people pleaser. I have been desperately trying to be the best wife, mother, daughter, and friend possible without actually accessing what that would look like. Seriously,... Continue Reading →

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