How I’m successfully managing my mental health without antidepressants

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People are often scared to take antidepressants (SSRIs) for depression, even when a doctor recommends it. And I understand why. I was in the same boat back in college, and I opted not to take anything for the depression and anxiety I was dealing with then. I got by. Barely. And then I eventually got better, so […]

The top 5 times I don’t want my iPhone to die (plus an iPad mini and more giveaway!)

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What is the absolute worst time you’ve pulled out your phone, only to find the battery DOA? It’s happened to me way more than I care to admit. You’d think I’d learn from my mistakes. But noooooo, I just keep ending up with a dead phone in situations when I reallllly needed my phone to […]

Did motherhood make you put your dreams on the back burner?

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What did you give up to be a mom? We all gave something up. Maybe willingly. Maybe not so much. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, work full-time, work part-time, have a spouse, or do it all on your own, I am sure you have made many sacrifices to be a mom. What did I […]

My baby is going to kindergarten. Cue the (totally unexpected) angst.

baby Grace

Just a little under six years ago, I was snuggling this: On Friday that bundle of snuggles is going to kindergarten. And I’m a mess. I’ve been talking tough for practically a year about how great it’s going to be when both my kids are in school. I thought of all the things I’d accomplish without them around. […]

Why Matt Walsh doesn’t know jack about depression & should just be quiet.

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When I read about Robin Williams’ terribly sad death from suicide yesterday, my eyes welled up and my stomach hurt. Celebrity tragedies don’t normally affect me so much. But the fact that one of the funniest and most talented actors to walk this earth was overtaken by depression … it hurt. It really hurt. I, like so […]

6 fun and simple back-to-school ideas that even I can do – plus a giveaway!

fun and simple back to school and organization ideas

This year will be the first year both my girls are in school all day long. Annie will be in third grade and Grace is going to kindergarten. (I’m both super sad about my baby leaving me and doing a happy dance at the same time because OMG the house is going to be so […]

Three minutes in the mind of a mom

3 minutes in the mind of a mom

There’s a reason women say they have “mom brain.” Even though I make lists upon lists in an attempt to clear my head of all the to-dos racing through it, my brain never.stops.moving. From the moment I wake up until the time I fall asleep, it’s filled with things to do and thoughts I should act on […]