Tag: Anxiety

Motherhood’s Dark Secret: With Love Comes Vulnerability

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While there are thousands of books to prepare you for parenthood, everything from sleep to discipline to breastfeeding and beyond, nothing quite prepares you...

Letting Go {life after a hysterectomy}

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But you always said you wanted three kids... What if he has to remove everything... Is there going to be a big void in me, knowing...

The Night My Blessings Slapped Me in the Face

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One night I was driving to a good friend's house for an evening of "mom de-stressing", an evening I really wanted needed, y'all. The...

Mental Illness in the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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It's the most wonderful time of the year,  There'll be much mistletoeing And hearts will be glowing When loved ones are near; It's the most wonderful time of...

My Painted Smile: A Letter to the Anxiety-Ridden Mother

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Fellow Momma, I see you. I see you as you muster up every ounce of strength you have left to go mingle with moms so that...

From Postpartum to Half-Marathon in 8 Months

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Ya'll, I did it. I freaking did it! I had my sweet baby boy eight months ago, and I ran my first half marathon...

I Hate You, Postpartum Anxiety

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The floor was soft, but stable beneath my body. Eyes closed, I laid there counting to 10 as I breathed in and to 10...

5 Things Moms With Depression Want You To Know

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Even if you do not experience depression yourself, you most likely know someone who does.  Oklahoma has one of the highest rates of mental illness...

That First Moment You’re Alone with ALL of Your Kids

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Everyone who has kids has that moment. And you remember that moment vividly, for better or worse. That first moment you were alone, with all...

Pregnant and Paranoid: A First-Time Mom’s Perspective

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When I was little, if I heard an unfamiliar noise in the house during the night, it was nearly impossible for me to fall...

You Taught Them First: Easing Back to School Anxiety

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My oldest daughter starts school this year. And I am kind of losing my stuff. As former homeschooled children, my husband and I have known...

Why Driving Gives Me Anxiety

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There are many things that I had to get used to when I moved to this country. The first adjustment was being immersed in...