Tag: mental health

You Do You, Mama.

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Picture this. I'm six months postpartum and sitting in my therapist's office. I'm frantically tracing my fingers along the blue velvety couch, twitching my...

What Big Cats Taught Me About Being a Mother

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*Trigger warning: potential loss of a parent. Someone recently said to me “Your son depends on you; without you, he wouldn’t survive.” After they said that...

I Let My Kids Take Mental Health Days

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A few weeks ago I was putting my daughter to bed and before I left her room she told me she felt sad. I...

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...

Being a Mom While Battling Bipolar Depression

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Picture this: You wake up, but you don't want to be awake...every breath is hard... it hurts to breathe. You are upset with your...

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...

COVID Took My Business, but It’s Not Taking Me

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I felt excited on the day of Skip & Sully Indoor Playground’s Grand Opening on July 13, 2019. It was months of sacrifice, hard...

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...