What I’ve Learned: 2017 In Review

I haven’t done a year in review since the close of 2014. A LOT has changed since then and it’s the only reason I’m going to write one for this year. So where do I begin? Well, I started my year off with a bang when I discovered that I had a goiter growing and eventually I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism. While my … Continue reading What I’ve Learned: 2017 In Review

I Can’t Have Anymore Children- My Decision for Tubal Ligation

I became a mom at a very young age. I was 17 when I found out I was pregnant, and I proceeded to give birth a few months after my 18th birthday. My labor and delivery was pretty traumatic; resulting in an emergency c-section that left me internally scarred and on the road to a lot of health issues. But a healthy 9lb baby was … Continue reading I Can’t Have Anymore Children- My Decision for Tubal Ligation

Why I’m Failing at Self Love

I’ve fancied myself a self love guru for quite some time now. I’m here for body positive affirmations and views. I’m here for my plus size women owning their fashion, their confidence and the way the view themselves verses how society may view them. Yes, I’ve got the t-shirt, the key chain, the membership card and the size 28 pants to prove it. I thought … Continue reading Why I’m Failing at Self Love

There’s No Neat Way

I often separate my depression blog entries from my mommy blog. I mean, parenthood is supposed to be more about the growing pains of family life; how could depression possibly fit into that? Yea. Right. The more things change within my family dynamic I realize I can’t really separate these two facets of my life. They are determined to coexist. Postpartum is always particularly tough … Continue reading There’s No Neat Way

After Care: Loving Your Body After Birth

The whole time I was pregnant, I was just so excited about the prospect of my lil guy growing; I rarely thought about my body in any form outside of it being the vessel for this baby. I enjoyed watching my belly get round and though I wasn’t a fan of my nose and butt spreading; it was worth it in my mind. But the … Continue reading After Care: Loving Your Body After Birth

I Couldn’t Avoid It: Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

Postpartum Depression (PPD), it’s like a curse word to me. When I found out I was pregnant, I was extremely anxious especially after our previous loss. However, what I was more fearful of was the dreadful aftermath. I had two children already and both times I had bad, I mean awful postpartum depression. I knew this time around it was a more than likely possibility … Continue reading I Couldn’t Avoid It: Postpartum Depression & Anxiety