Pity Parties in Thunderstorms

Let me tell you a secret about being a stay at home mom. We crave appreciation. CRAVE IT. Whoops, okay, maybe that is taking it too far. Maybe it’s just me? Maybe just once in awhile I would like my seven year old to stand up and sing my praises to the world for finding... Continue Reading →

Lost in Translation

I have had “suicidal thoughts” for the entire length of my depression extravaganza, but I had forgotten what it really felt like to be “done” until recently. The problem is definitions. Suicidal ideation is defined as “thinking about or planning suicide.” I learned early on that you have to really tame what you say when... Continue Reading →

Advice From a Former “Teen Mom”

Mom shaming is very real. The moment you announce your pregnancy people judge, add being young and unmarried and the judgement flows in from all sides. People will judge everything and it has nothing to do with them. The big difference between mothers who find out they are pregnant at 17 versus finding out at... Continue Reading →

The Trenches of Motherhood

Age gaps are peculiar things. I love my girls’ six year age difference. My oldest is the baby’s biggest fan. She cried happy tears for an hour when she found out she was going to be a big sister. To this day she is the first to get excited for any new milestone her baby... Continue Reading →

Just Get in the Car

Parenting is hard. Most of the time it makes zero sense, like today. We embark on our two minute journey for coffee, leaving Madi with my grandmother.  A few minutes later the phone rings. It is Meme, “Did you know you forgot one child?” I explain that Madi did not want to go and I... Continue Reading →

Loving Others as I Have Loved You

I have found that depression and isolation go hand in hand. I have also realized as an extrovert, depression gives me opposite personalities. Amazingly one of the biggest recommendations for depression is putting yourself out there. "Why would I possibly do that when I have nothing to offer right now?" The more I analyze my mood... Continue Reading →

Trusting the Process

My little family and I are entering a new season of life. We are currently looking into buying our first home. We have been working up to this point financially and emotionally since our oldest was first born. As teenage parents we had huge setbacks financially. We had nothing for a very long time but... Continue Reading →

A Little Anxiety: A lot of Love

I have always been an anxious, perfection driven person. I have been paralyzed in perfectionism since my youngest was born four months ago and quite frankly I am sick of it. A little back story, I lived in a depressed daze for the first three years of my youngest's life. Three years of constant life... Continue Reading →

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