I've battled anxiety for almost as long as I can remember. I'm in my early thirties now, and I distinctly remember being anxious shortly prior to middle school - so for the majority of my time living so far...I've been anxious. That really sucks to say. Even as someone who blogs and talks about anxiety … Continue reading I’m more than my anxiety. Right?
I Think I Might Have an Anxiety Disorder: What do I do?
These days, at least one in five Americans reports that they suffer from extreme anxiety, or an anxiety disorder. It's also not uncommon for someone struggling with anxiety to also be affected by depression (source here). If you're here, that means something has been happening in your life that makes you think you might have … Continue reading I Think I Might Have an Anxiety Disorder: What do I do?
How to Keep Your Anxiety in Check When The World Is Spinning Out of Control
Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.Unknown The world as we've known it continues to change and evolve in ways that are scary to me, and chances … Continue reading How to Keep Your Anxiety in Check When The World Is Spinning Out of Control
To the Ones Who Don’t Have a Tribe
You're probably familiar with the term "tribe" referring to the group of people who helps support you when you start a family. They're the people who are supposed to be there for you when your kids are growing up, to check on your well-being (both mentally and physically) and look out for your children as … Continue reading To the Ones Who Don’t Have a Tribe
Advice For Other Type-A Parents
If you're a Type A personality (like me) parenting can sometimes be very difficult for you. Between the messes, the chaos, and never being on time (like, never), parenting can be somewhat stressful and most definitely gets your blood boiling. In an effort to ease the difficulties I've faced in parenting, I've figured out a few … Continue reading Advice For Other Type-A Parents
I’m not the happy mom I thought I’d be.
I'm not the happy mom. I always thought I would be that mom whose smile beams every time she sees her baby, and who can't stop talking about how fulfilled motherhood makes her. Maybe at first I was that mom. But not anymore. I'm not the happy mom. I see myself more as the frustrated … Continue reading I’m not the happy mom I thought I’d be.
How To Talk To Your Kids About Anxiety
If you're anything like me, explaining anxiety...can give you anxiety. Especially when trying to explain it to kids. I've struggled with anxiety for many years. It started when I was young, and progressively got more serious over time. What started as a "nervous stomach" before piano recitals transformed into panic attacks driving down the road. … Continue reading How To Talk To Your Kids About Anxiety
Mother’s Day + Unmet Expectations
If yesterday wasn't everything you wanted it to be, this is for you. If holidays are complicated and stressful, this is for you. If you know something's not quite right about your life but you can't put your finger on it, this is for you. If you and your spouse actually spent more of the … Continue reading Mother’s Day + Unmet Expectations
Motherhood Changes You: Here’s How.
Motherhood is an experience unlike any other. It has changed me physically, emotionally, and mentally. Now that I'm a mom, I'm different in lots of ways. I have a curfew. So don't plan to invite me out past like 6:00 PM. My kids are in bed by 8:00, which mean's I'm used to going to bed … Continue reading Motherhood Changes You: Here’s How.
An Explanation Of Egg Donation: My Story
Well, it's been five months since I went through IVF and donated my eggs to a friend. After talking to friends and acquaintances about this whole process, I realized just how many people don't understand this whole process. What happens to the eggs? When are the embryos ready for transfer? How long does it take … Continue reading An Explanation Of Egg Donation: My Story