Tag: anxiety

To the Mom Who Doesn’t Have a Mom

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Oh gosh, I can't believe I am writing this... This has been one of those topics and feelings I have kept inside for so long...

Self-Soothing Techniques for Busy Moms

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Babies learn how to calm themselves down by self-soothing early on in their development and hopefully, this skill is carried into adulthood. When I...

Dear Struggling Mom

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Dear Struggling Mom, I know this last year, and maybe every year as a mom has been exhausting. You’re running on the fumes of caffeine...

Why I’m Not Celebrating My Birthday This Year (From a Depressed...

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I love my birthday. Like, I love it so much. Call me selfish, but I really like celebrating myself. I always have some sort...

Happy Moms with Good Marriages Need Therapy Too

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The pandemic was the final nudge I needed to do the thing I probably should have done a while ago. I was mentally exhausted...

Why I Love My Weighted Blanket

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My husband bought me a weighted blanket recently, and I must say it is the best present I’ve ever received. Unless you live under a rock, weighted blankets have...

Confessions of an Anxious Mom

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I have anxiety just writing the word anxiety. I have anxiety writing this article. Heck, I have anxiety thinking about people reading my article...

To My Fellow Moms Kicked in the Rear by 2020

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I see you. I am you. This year....bless its heart. It sucked. The many pivots of 2020 We had to learn to homeschool with five-year-olds who...

After the Fire…What Do We Do Next?

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For me: Trauma looks like smelling any and all clothes for any hint of smoke/mold/mildew. Trauma looks like being constantly on edge waiting for...

You Are NOT Alone; Recognizing Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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*Trigger warning: this post discusses suicide. I must admit that when the movie “A Star Is Born” first came out in 2018 and everyone was...