How to manage depression, anxiety and stress during the holidays: 7 great tips

Manage depression, anxiety, and stress during the holidays

Back in 2012 when I had like 10 blog readers, I wrote this post. Many of you haven’t seen it before, but I have noticed lots of people googling and finding it recently. So, I figured it may help a bunch of you out there, and I’m republishing this (tweaked) post for you now. I hope […]

Why this Christian doesn’t want to put the “Christ” back in “Christmas”

You know those people in your Facebook feed? The ones who are yelping that Christmas is too commercial now and that no one remembers that “Jesus is the reason for the season”? The ones who are crusading to “put the Christ back in Christmas”? Those people drive me nuts. I think they are missing a […]

The day the S-bomb got dropped on the kindergarten field trip

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Last week I chaperoned my kindergartener’s field trip. It was crazy adorable – and generally pretty crazy – as you might expect. I often forget how young kindergarteners are, because lately Grace seems so old to me. She’s reading beginner books, tying her own shoes, picking out her own clothes. So independent. So big. But […]

Dealing with long-term postpartum depression: 6 tips for coping

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Many women who suffer from postpartum depression get better and feel no long-term effects of their illness. But for some, PPD lasts a lot longer than you’d expect. A January 2014 Harvard Review of Psychiatry report found that 38% of women with postpartum depression experienced chronic symptoms. As Medical News Today writes, “The review found the strongest […]

12 Signs It’s Fall in Your Little Slice of Suburban Heaven

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It’s finally fall here in New England. It’s a fickle season, isn’t it? One day it’s a sunscreen day, the next day it’s 45 degrees and raining. Fall isn’t exactly consistent around here, but as sure as the changing leaves on the trees and the pumpkin spice latte in your hand, you’re bound to see and […]

Giveaway: Win one of 3 Frozen Halloween costumes or a $100 Amazon gift card!

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What are your kids being for Halloween? My girls are Frozen-obsessed, so one is going to be Anna and the other is going to be Elsa. I’m going to wager there is a 50/50 chance that your kiddos are also obsessed with Frozen and want to be Elsa, Anna, or Olaf. Am I right? Well […]

How I’m successfully managing my mental health without antidepressants


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 […]