Surviving Motherhood: 5 Tips

Surviving Motherhood I remember the first time I became a mother like it happened yesterday! But in all reality it was literally almost 16 years ago. Now that I’m kiddo number 3, I recognize that motherhood is beautiful but it’s also a war zone. I kid you not, and if you have a teenager you…

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Moving On: The Journey of Healing

A month ago I sat down at the very laptop I’m typing on right now, and explained that I needed to focus on my health journey and my healing. I was in the depths of a depressive episode and didn’t feel compelled to be blogging a la Carrie Bradshaw. And though my depressive episode is…

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Mom Chronicles: Navigating Tourette’s Syndrome

A few years ago when my son (who was then 7) was first diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome; I wasn’t quite sure what we were preparing to get into. Yes, I did all of the research, read as much information as I could, and tried to get a firm understanding of what my son was experiencing.…

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Dear Mamas – 5 Essential Things to Remember About Parenting

Parenting. I remember hearing that word as a child and it’s meaning was so simple because the destination was seemingly far away. But as my journey would have it, it was actually much closer. It was a relatively warm spring day in May of 2003 when my first born came roaring into this world via…

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15 Essential Things to Tell Your Daughters (Even if You Think They Aren’t Listening)

As most of you brilliant ladies and (some gents) know; I am a mom. It’s no secret, I don’t try to hide it and really it is incorporated into every aspect of my life because “mom” is so apart of my identity. Is there an award for this? Now that I’ve broken an appendage patting…

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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…

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5 Things to Know About Tourette’s Syndrome

Click here to check out my contributing article to Atlanta Area Mom’s Blog.

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Life is a Tilt-a-Whirl

Without the option of getting off. That’s what I feel like right now. I just gave birth two weeks ago, and surprisingly, I am adjusting pretty well. It’s everything else that has my head spinning! Just because you have a baby doesn’t mean life slows down so you can keep up. I wish! Within the…

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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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