Giving Yourself Permission To Cut Off Toxic Family Members- Because Forgiveness Won’t Change Their Behavior.

I’ve done a pretty great job at making myself and my mental health a priority, especially when it comes to toxic relationships, overall but specifically with family members. I have put in the grueling effort to create boundaries, voice those boundaries, and keep them.

I cry

I think we all have an emotional “go-to response. Some people get angry, some avoid, some get nervous, some laugh…ect. I cry. I’m not sure if it’s from years of stuffing my emotions into the deepest parts of me and never letting them see the light of day, or if it’s just this thing I …

My Pregnancy Hormones Don’t Diminish The Validity Of My Mental Health Struggles.

A common theme I’m running into now that I’m pregnant is that my mental health -specifically my anxiety – is just referred to as a common side effect of my pregnancy. On days when it becomes to overwhelming to keep to myself I find I’m only met with phrases such as “it’s perfectly normal to …

When Anxiety Tries To Steal The Good Moments

Happy Thursday! Here are some quick little updates before I jump into today’s topic: This little babe inside of me has been growing for an entire 18 weeks now and is the size of a green pepper (which also happens to be one of my favorite snacks)! It’s crazy to believe how fast time is …

Monday Mania

It’s Monday already, can you believe it? Honestly, I was doing such a great job at enjoying the weekend and forgetting all of the stress that comes along with life, buying a house, and being pregnant. Friday afternoon rolled around and my brain said NOPE. I’m done. I can’t make any more calls or do …

Mama, Your Children Know.

I grew up in a house hold where for years we did not talk about our emotions or feelings but rather tip toed quietly around them trying not to break the fragile strings. Eventually, when we ran out of head space to keep everything bottled up and did talk about them, we exploded. There was …

New Seasons: We Are Moving…again!

Happy Saturday! I made it through another really crazy work week! I have been working full time for a few weeks now (don’t worry, I’m still checking in with my mental health constantly). While I’m exhausted, working these extra hours has been really great! I get to spend extra time with the kids and honestly …

Dead weight

Well. I did it. I made the cut! I was so nervous, but I love it! It’s bouncy and fresh and beautiful (in a different sort of way). If you haven’t followed along, I’ve had a love hate relationship with my hair over the past month or so. I’m always changing my hair color (seriously …

Treading The Unknown, Once Again.

You all know I have been a little absent lately. My mind and body have been going a million miles an hour. I have been picking up a ton of extra hours at work recently due to a stomach bug that has wiped out most of our teachers and children. Here’s to praying that all …

Midnight Paranoia

I have been pretty open with all of you about my struggle with anxiety, but I have not talked so much about it’s shadow. I would like to introduce you to my Paranoia. He does not show up very often. Mostly around midnight, when I am alone. He whispers nightmarish thoughts in my ear. He pokes …