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Postpartum Depression Does Not Make You A Failure.​

There’s been a lot of talk about motherhood and postpartum depression due to the #MyWishForMoms, created by Chrissy Teagan and AHN Today. I began to read the many stories shared by other moms, and I asked myself, “What would I tell Iris about postpartum depression and anxiety?” The idea that she may suffer, the same…

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Self Care in Chaos

Every little mess in the house is bothering me. It’s maddening. I’m pissed that I’m getting pissed about something as trivial as scattered toys, shoes, book bags, and blankets. But, I look at the mess and I have a visceral reaction. I cannot escape the chaos for one second. I sweep the floors and turn…

The Unmastered Parent

    Today. Honestly, I don’t like you. And I know that I should be appreciative but you’re kind of like that annoying hum of a fly that I can’t capture to quiet. Yeah, I’m well aware that you could be a wasp that stings me in the ass but the noise is maddening. I’m…

12 Days of Christmas: MOM Edition

On the first day of Christmas, my children gave to me, a surprise classroom party. On the second day of Christmas, my children gave to me, pee around the toilet and a surprise classroom party. On the third day of Christmas, my children gave to me, several broken ornaments, pee around the toilet and a…

Hush, Hush Annoying One

Parenting a child who is vastly different from you is exhausting. The days of sitting outside for hours, listening to my thoughts are gone. The days of taking a bubble bath with the candles lit are no where to be found. The days of watching a movie in silence are in the past. The days…

To Scream or Not To Scream?

I may or may not want to scream into a pillow. No. I take that back. I do want to scream into a pillow. Today, has been one of those days that my children can’t seem to function effectively without requesting something every two minutes. I really want a second alone. I really want space.…