depression, mental health, parenting, thoughts

The Car is Going Back Into the Shop: The Quest for Mental Stability Continues

Well, folks, I'm back at it. I made a doctor's appointment for MYSELF today. I kind of forgot that was even a thing. But that's probably the reason I'm making it in the first place... I kind of forgot that we parents need to physically take care of ourselves too. I'll be honest, for the… Continue reading The Car is Going Back Into the Shop: The Quest for Mental Stability Continues

humor, mental health, parenting

Abba Love: The Continuing Quest to be Happy with Myself

There are a lot of embarrassing things that can happen. Walking out of a bathroom with toilet paper stuck to the heel of your shoe, walking out of the bathroom with your dress tucked into your nylons and falling on your face... after walking out of the bathroom. I need to learn that simply being… Continue reading Abba Love: The Continuing Quest to be Happy with Myself

mental health, parenting

The Silver Screen: My Other Therapist

Yesterday was a rough day. My two year old is, well, a two year old and because my son is on the spectrum, he is very sensitive to the sound of screaming. You can only guess what that looks like on a bad day, right? Right. One screams, they both scream. The screaming from the… Continue reading The Silver Screen: My Other Therapist

humor, mental health, motherhood, parenting

I Held a Newborn Without Wanting to Throw Up

The other day something amazing happened! Did I win a million dollars in the lottery? No. Did I save a small boy from a well? Nope. Did I cure some horrible disease? Sorry, world, no. I held a newborn and didn't feel like throwing up. Full disclosure, it was someone else's newborn and not my… Continue reading I Held a Newborn Without Wanting to Throw Up

mental health, parenting

A Mind Wired for Speed: Coming to Terms with my Workaholic Nature

As I sit here typing, my head is throbbing, my eyes are nearly shutting and I feel like every ounce of my body is exhausted. I have felt this way before, many times before. I felt this way when both of my kids were born, as does every new parent with a child that's allergic… Continue reading A Mind Wired for Speed: Coming to Terms with my Workaholic Nature