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Depression: Say something to someone

Mom Who is Hurting: Say Something, to Someone…

  Hey Mom, as you are desiring to be heard, understood, known, I see you. I see you… struggling to respond to your atmosphere with peace wrestling with emotions that hit your mind and send you to react with a tearful “not enough” striving to understand how these attacks of emotion can be overcome Come […]

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One Minute Inside a Mama’s Head

We know you know what we are talking about… those often incoherent ramblings that go on inside our heads as we do our best to keep ourselves and our families functioning with some semblance of looking like we know what we are doing. We ALL have these conversations with ourselves… but this is your glimpse inside […]

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The Evolution of Eating Alone

Dear 20-year-old Me, It took you a lot of guts to go out to lunch alone today. Your classmates are busy, your friends are in class or sleeping off a bender from this weekend, and your boyfriend is working. But you really wanted to get out of your small, wood-paneled, one-bedroom apartment, so here you […]

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Underground Mom

Sometimes mom needs to go underground to thrive above ground.  I did this, literally, in a secret underground river, ten miles into the Mayan jungle from Playa del Carmen in Mexico.   Life gets stressful as a mom.  Some of us do it alone.  Others have amazing partners (maybe some wish their parenting partners did more).  You might have […]

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13 Things I Wish “13 Reasons” Had Said to Our Youth Instead

I made myself watch 13 Reasons Why on Netflix. Every episode. I carefully waited and watched and hoped that some beautiful message would crop out of it, but it didn’t. While I can appreciate this show for the increased conversations about mental health, I just can’t agree with some of the messages presented. There’s no […]

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True Life – When Depression Gets Passed Down

My father struggles with depression tendencies…so does my mother-in-law.  They both passed it down to my husband and me.  And, we just had to find each other in this great big world.  What a combination!  As they say, “The struggle is real!”  I have a hard time keeping my thoughts from spiraling out of control […]

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