The last couple months have been extremely difficult around here. Some might know I’ve been trying to figure out my diagnosis (right now it’s Fibromyalgia, but we haven’t completely ruled out everything else yet). The last few months, everything has kind of come to a head, and I really want to share my story so … Continue reading An Update: Chronic Illness treatment, medication withdrawal, medical gaslighting, and choosing the right team
The last year and a half has been a whirlwind - not only with the new realities of a world in the throws of Covid, but with my own health conditions. From pregnancy complications to new chronic illnesses to my recent battle with Covid (all four of us at once), I've been trying to learn … Continue reading Navigating Motherhood & Chronic Illness
By this, I do not by any means intend for you to physically go check on them, for the love of all that is holy, stay at home. But, as a therapist and a postpartum mom, I imagine the numbers of postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, and postpartum loneliness are going to go up during this … Continue reading PSA: Check on Your Postpartum Friends
We all know that comparison is the thief of joy...I mean, it's one of them for sure. But, there is another ugly side of comparison that really shows itself in pregnancy, especially late pregnancy. It's the side that says you can't experience your pain or acknowledge your pain because someone has it worse. In several … Continue reading Momma’s Heart: the Other Ugly Side of Comparison
12:01pm. That's the time I finally got out of bed yesterday, with the exception of one time to use the bathroom, because, pregnant. The only food eaten by that time was about a quarter of a box of cheese-itz. Outside of pregnancy, I don't even like cheese-itz, and honestly eating just happens to feel like … Continue reading Pregnancy & Postpartum Depression & Anxiety – A Glimpse
It is my goal this month to write every day. Or, at least have a post for every day. I am doing this series in conjunction with Tiny Nephesh Village, my membership site. Between these two blogs, I will be posting every day this month (starting with today, the 2nd). The theme of this month: … Continue reading February Writing Challenge: Writing Every Day
So, I'm learning. Learning to choose joy in the hurt, choose love in the anxiety, and choose gratitude even in the hard times. Because, life looks better when we choose these instead.
Dear momma, I see those tears. I feel the ache in your heart. I feel the loneliness & shame. And, I feel the immense love you can barely contain.
It's been a while since I've shared my heart here. I know I posted at least once since my Little Ladybug was born, but since then, I've been adjusting to our new reality. During the last 3 months - that's right, we made it 3 months! - I have been caught up in the whirlwind … Continue reading Postpartum and a New Reality
There is so much that has been playing in my head in the 2 months since baby girl arrived. I need to sit down and write all my posts, share my must haves, begin to talk about the tiny house & ministry journey we are taking as a family of 3, but I have been … Continue reading Easing Back Into Life