Archive for December 2015

Why asking for help is so difficult

Why asking for help is so difficult
Katherine Stone, the founder of Postpartum Progress,  had a wonderful post recently about why asking for help is SO freaking hard. Perhaps it’s because mamas feel like they need to do everything to prove to the world (or themselves) they are good parents. Or to keep up with that one crunchy granola mom who always... Read more »

Keeping baby away from toxic family

Keeping baby away from toxic family
Or rather, EVER. Being no-contact is the best thing for me, my family, and my daughter. Though, to be honest, I do get those twinges of wistfulness, of “what could be.” Being no-contact is easier as time goes on, (I promise, it does get easier for those of you just newly NC), but there are... Read more »

Like tripping and falling forever

Like tripping and falling forever
You know that moment when you trip and start falling? When your heart turns cold and makes your entire chest contract and ache and sending signals of the anticipation of pain all the way to your fingertips and down your back and legs? And do you know that moment of relief when you catch yourself... Read more »
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When you run out of spoons

When you run out of spoons
It’s easy to run out of spoons when you have both depression and  anxiety. You start the day with the best of intentions (and a dash of denial) and the next thing you know you’re laying on the floor trying to quickly gather your energy to clean up after dinner because you ran out of... Read more »

What my 11 month old wants for Christmas

1. A laptop. I want unfettered access to a laptop, so I can press all of the buttons and do it myself. I want to be able to use it all the time without Mommy taking it away.
Dear Santa, I am borrowing my mommy’s laptop while she is not looking so I can write a letter to you before she takes this away from me. (Please see the list for more details). I saw that a 10 month old baby wrote a letter to you with the stuff he wants, so I... Read more »