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November 8, 2019

When I was diagnosed with Bipolar Not-Otherwise-Specified in January of this year, I wasn't really sure what to expect. I was confused and terrified and ashamed - amongst all of the other crazy emotions I had already been feeling because of this mental illness. What if...

July 8, 2019

I have sat down to write this post on three separate occasions, each time chickening out and pushing it off. I keep reminding myself that I started this blog with the intention of "keeping it real", striving to take the stigma out of mental health and parenting, maybe...

September 13, 2018

It's no secret that when I gave birth to my first born daughter on February 13, 2012 that I struggled with severe postpartum depression. I've written articles detailing my experiences, and have become a fierce advocate for taking the taboo out of the topic. It was a li...

February 22, 2018

This past Sunday, Hallie and I spent several hours at the mall running some errands. My husband and older daughter were out of town, so Hallie and I had a girls date, walking around the stores, making some returns and window shopping. At some point, I looked at the tim...

October 14, 2017

Greetings from the flip side! I am no longer pregnant! Oh the glory! Never has someone been so happy to squeeze a watermelon out of a straw hole! Tie these tubes, snip his parts, have your pets spade or neutered... there will be no more pregnancies in this household. E...

July 26, 2017

So here we are.... a mere few weeks away from our second child entering this world. It seems like just yesterday/seven thousand years ago that I peed on a stick, thus once again changing our lives forever. It has been a trying 36ish weeks to say the least - significant...

May 23, 2017

"It takes a village to raise a child". That's all I ever heard growing up. To be honest, I don't even know where I first heard it, yet origin unbeknownst, we are all familiar with the commonly said phrase.

So on February 13, 2012 when I gave birth to my daughter, I wait...

March 6, 2017

Have you ever noticed that a lot of pregnancy situations can be directly associated with some sort of children's book? For example, in this current moment, I'm personally relating to Robert Munsch's "I Have to Go Pee!" and "Junk Food"... also one I recen...

February 16, 2017

I never fancied myself as someone who would ever start a blog. But after the staggering amount of feedback I received from my work with The Dialogue Projects, an amazing organization that is aimed at taking the stigma out of mental health issues, I realized that there...

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