Why They Don’t Tell You

January 16, 2017 To my baby boy, We celebrated your one-year birthday today. I can finally say that I understand why they don’t tell you what it really means to be a parent. Before I became a parent, everyone warned me that I would never get…

Improve Your Marriage with “Wednesday Letters”

There is a book by Jason F. Wright called “The Wednesday Letters”. I have never read the book, if I am being honest. But it has been on my list for a long time. Let me tell you why… A friend posted about it a year and half…

I thought I was a bad mom… and I was wrong!

I came across this article about a month ago. As I read it, I couldn’t help but cry silently because this could have been the ending to my story. I know the overwhelming feelings of inadequacy and the depths of sorrow that Allison must have felt. I feel so sad…

Easiest Chicken Fajita Soup Ever

Prep time: 5-10 minutes Cook time: 2-4 hours Okay, you guys. One of my cute roommates shared this with me when I was first married and it has been a total lifesaver. It is so easy to make and delicious. I made it for dinner last…

The 5 Stages of Postpartum Depression

The 5 Stage of Grief by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross were engrained into my head during nursing school. These relate perfectly to PPD. Here are my 5 stages of grief Postpartum Depression:           Denial occurs in the stages of postpartum depression first because it helps…

Jumpstart Your 2017 With One Word

After setting goals for the New Year, what one word would you use to define your 2017?  My word would be… BECOME.           I want to BECOME a better mother by ending the comparisons I make to the thousands of mothers around me. I…

The One Thing Nobody Tells You About Postpartum

The one thing nobody tells you about postpartum is… postpartum depression (PPD) happens to 1 out of every 5 women. That is 20% of the female population! Why is it such a taboo subject if it is so common?! A great article that explains the symptoms…

MY STORY of PPD: That’s okay with me.

I have thought long and hard about exactly how I would put my story into words. I just want to be real with all of you. I hope sharing my story can help you have someone to relate to. Or at least help others to be…