Phoenix Series: Snap Out Of It

"I never believed in mental illness until it happened to me." This is something I have heard a few times from different people when they speak about their condition. This doesn't apply to me, however. I always knew it was a real thing. I always knew there was something going on with me, but I … Continue reading Phoenix Series: Snap Out Of It

Phoenix Series: Depression is not a choice

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear mental illness? craziness? violence? low intelligence? Choose your words carefully. The words we use to describe mental health can actually do more harm than good. Stigma is a big issue when it comes to mental illness. When I first started to disclose my … Continue reading Phoenix Series: Depression is not a choice

Live For The Moments You Can Not Put In Words

 I really LOATHE when people just assume that being a mom and all things momming are my entire life. I do have a life outside of (7) kids.  Life did not stop when I became a mom. But...at one point it kinda did and guess what? Anxiety, depression and motherhood don't mesh well together. I … Continue reading Live For The Moments You Can Not Put In Words

Nothing prepared us for this

*This is a very lengthy post and covers a lot* Randomly finding out I was pregnant was already surprising enough. However nothing prepared me for the weeks that followed peeing on that stick. I had some pretty intense symptoms leading up to testing. I had horrible cramping, my back was hurting pretty damn bad, I … Continue reading Nothing prepared us for this

To the Mom Who Feels Like Giving Up

Another day has come and gone and you are beyond drained. You spent your day either working or being at home with the kiddos all day. You may have had your coffee piping hot, cold, or reheated in the microwave because you forgot all about the damn thing. You dealt with public tantrums, a million … Continue reading To the Mom Who Feels Like Giving Up