Day Care Guilt

I dropped my daughter off at day care this morning, and it killed me a little bit. The idea of another mother watching my child because I was unable to do so. The guilt clung to my shoulders and suffocated my heart.  My other children ventured outside the house once they were old enough forContinue reading “Day Care Guilt”

I Am Brave

I love my one-year-old’s power walk. She cruises through the house, fearless, unstoppable. Because she knows nothing about what could possibly happen. She has no anticipatory anxiety. She simply enjoys discovering the parts of life she now has access to. What if we were like this? A little healthy fear to keep us safe isContinue reading “I Am Brave”

The Freedom of Exercise

It’s been a rough month over here. Hell, it’s been a rough year and a half 🙈. After struggling with my mental health through the pandemic, moving, and having the kids at home full-time, we all got Covid. Although the lingering physical effects of our illness took weeks to shake off, it has been hardContinue reading “The Freedom of Exercise”

To Get Us Up & Out

Do you have a power outfit? A suit of armor to protect you when you have to leave the house. Some people wear make up, others style their hair. I have colors. When I’m anxious, I go back to basics: black, white, and red. Because I am most comfortable in these colors, I become theContinue reading “To Get Us Up & Out”

A Good Investment

Have you ever had so much stress inside your body you felt you couldn’t breathe? Of course you have! You’re a mom!  The idea of Yev and me moving is becoming more of a reality with each day, and I feel like my sanity is crumbling as quickly as our dreams are actualizing.  I’ve neverContinue reading “A Good Investment”

A Five Minute Conversation

Aren’t morning tantrums the worst, or is it just me? Add a newborn and a husband who has 6am meetings. Sometimes the sun isn’t even awake, and I’m already here [raises hand above 5’4” frame]. Yep, sometimes we board the struggle bus early in this fam, and I’m finding I’m not coping as well asContinue reading “A Five Minute Conversation”

Wine Wednesdays!

How are you coping during Covid? Above all, my relationships are suffering and consequently my mental health. The hubs and I are surprisingly doing great. I never imagined I could be cooped up with one person for so long, and we could still enjoy each other’s company at the end of the night. I won’tContinue reading “Wine Wednesdays!”

The Most Difficult Year of my Life

I feel as if I am walking out of the most difficult year of my life. I’m sure there are more hardships that will come my way, but I have never had my mental, physical, and spiritual health tested like I did this year. I have never experienced self-doubt or feelings of ineptitude on aContinue reading “The Most Difficult Year of my Life”