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Tag: mental health

How I’m {Somewhat} Holding It Together While It All Falls Apart

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  Ah, 2020. If you were a haircut, you'd be "The Karen". If you were a cake, you'd be an olive loaf. And if you...

My Husband’s Depression and Me

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My husband has struggled with depression for most of his life. It’s not unique to our marriage or even his adulthood. Early childhood trauma...

Mama, Don’t Rush The Little Years

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Perhaps you've heard the phrase 'you're gonna miss this' more times than you'd like to count. But let me tell you, mama, you may...

5 Lies Moms Tell Themselves

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I looked around my house, frustrated with the never ending to-do list that I have running through my head. It unraveled like an old...

Invisible Struggles, Invisible Victories

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  For as long as I can remember, I've had some sort of mental health issue. I don't know why that was so scary to...

Depression: A Brief Primer

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Depression has always been there. I am sensitive. I get that. Even before ever having children, my heart carried heavier burdens than it "should". I've...

A Mom’s Silent Struggle with Social Anxiety

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Great Expectations I had been looking forward to this baby shower for months. When I was pregnant with my firstborn eight years ago, the only...

What I Learned from a Six Dollar Anthropologie Mug

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I was at Anthropologie with three of my close friends. We were headed to a girls-only weekend at the lake for the first time...

The Self-Care No One Talks About

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Self-care has become a buzzword for women. Women spend so much time taking care of others, that we tend to get run-down a bit...

How to Hang On {When You Feel Like Losing It}

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Overwhelmed. Depleted. Sleep-deprived. Sigh. Aren't your children supposed to be blessings? Aren't you supposed to love being a mom? Then why is it, that, if you...

I See a Therapist, and I’m Not Ashamed

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I see a therapist. There. I said it.  I feel like there is a pretty big stigma around mental health so it's hard to discuss...

Getting Fit in a Looks-Obsessed World

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Let's face it, women are under a lot of pressure to look a certain way in our culture.  We are bombarded with images, articles,...