Living In Spite of My Flaws

This morning the weather was dank and rainy; as a result my body was hurting so bad I found myself in tears before I could make it to my desk. I took some Turmeric pills and some ibuprofen and settled in. Within an hour or so, I felt functional enough to stop feeling like I…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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Self Care Is Important

As the seasons change many of us in the world will be combating Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This is when a person’s mood drastically changes due to the change in seasons. Some of my worst depressive episodes have been experienced during this time. I know A LOT of mothers who are grappling with depression and…

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Pregnant While Depressed

I thought of a million ways to address this subject during the course of my pregnancy. I couldn’t figure out a way to broach the subject. Then I reminded myself about how candid I’ve always been in sharing my battle with mental health  (see this blog) and that this blog post should be no different.…

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ADHD- The Myth and My truth

When you carry your little one snuggly under your heart, you’re envisioning their face, their 10 fingers and toes, their smell, their smiles etc. What you’re not thinking about is the possibility that one day they may hit a bump in the road and it’s not something they can just “outgrow”. You have a sneaking…

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And Just When I Thought I Had it All Together

I look up and realize I have not posted in this blog in a year. A WHOLE YEAR. Now this isn’t to say that I haven’t been blogging…but I’ve totally neglected this blog. And I guess the reality is…transitioning from SAHM to working mom means there aren’t as many crafting days with the kiddies…and parenting…

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Airports, Teeth Extraction, Drugs O My!

I definitely started my weekend off with a bang this past Friday. Every year my daughter goes home to our native state Connecticut to visit with her family. Usually this would include a three hour drive; however this time the difference is we are more than 17 hours away from Connecticut so she had to…

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