I tried a weighted blanket. Here’s what happened.

Turns out weighted blankets aren't miracle workers. At least not for me. I believed weighted blankets were the unicorns of the sleep world, and catching one would surely grant me immediate access to an uninterrupted night's sleep. Oh, the things you believe when you're exhausted. Weighted blankets have become a trendy thing. With me, it [...]

I’m always anxious about my health

*This article originally appeared on Her View From Home. Anxiety and I have been acquaintances for a long time, but I didn’t get to know it intimately until recent years. Worrying, feeling unsettled or restless, and sensationalizing things were pillars in my home growing up. It wasn’t until I became an adult that I realized [...]

The Reason I’ve Pledged to Ditch Alcohol

With all that is going on in my life and feeling like I'm running ragged all the time, I decided to become more accountable about what I put in my body. My whole life I've been conscious of food and enjoy exercising, but I have really struggled since having my second baby. Lack of time [...]

To the anxious mom, you are not invisible

*This article originally appeared on Her View From Home. I’ve seen you. I’ve seen you desperately cling to your baby while leaving him with a sitter for the first time. I’ve seen the glare on your face from your cell phone while mindlessly scrolling through Facebook, desperate for sleep to come. I’ve seen you fire [...]

To the introverted mom who’s feeling overwhelmed

*This post originally appeared on Her View From Home. As an introvert, I am comfortable being alone. After spending time with large groups of people, I need my time and space to recharge. Therefore, socialization takes concerted effort and strategic planning (i.e. what is a reasonable amount of time to make an appearance and slip [...]