My mom bod is a gift

*This post originally appeared on Today Parenting team I look at a photo my husband took of me and our boys at a recent outing. Like most pictures of myself, I let out a heavy sigh as I analyze how I look in the photo. Our boys are so beautiful I often feel like I [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Babies, Boobs, and Mental Health

Babies, Boobs, and Mental Health

My baby isn't so much a baby anymore, and I don't know if I want to jump with joy or curl into a ball and cry. He just turned 11 months and took his first steps the other day. Where has the time gone? And why is he so hell bent on becoming a "toddler" [...]