The Only Me – Now Available!
I’m thrilled to share that my children’s book, The Only Me, is now available for purchase via Amazon! This has truly been my passion project over the last year, and I’m so eager to share this story about a little girl, who happens to be a fraternal twin, yearning to be seen as her her […]
The Moby Wrap
I was on my 11th day past due, and was scheduled for an induction bright and early the next morning. I was… petrified. Not of the giving birth part, although I certainly wasn’t feeling confident about that either, but for the parenthood part – the part after my doctor was going to hand me a […]
Life in the Middle
Life in the sandwich generation is hard. At any given moment, I never know which loved ones need – deserve – more of my time, attention and worry.
Postpartum Depression and Anxiety: Don’t Suffer in Silence
If you or anyone you know is suffering from a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PPD/PPA, etc.), please know there is help. You don’t have to suffer in shame or silence. Struggling with a maternal mental health issue does not make you a bad person or parent, and you don’t have to go it alone. […]
Fighting Parenting Anxiety and Learning to Back Off and Observe
When I was younger, I always wanted a twin sister. I didn’t actually realize this was an impossibility until I was maybe 7 or 8. And even then, this realization didn’t stop me from desiring it so, so badly. I was always a nervous, anxious kid. I didn’t have anxiety in the way that it […]
Seeking Light in the Dark
I always assumed depression was a condition one endured, then moved on from. With time, perhaps medicine, therapy, a good support network, I figured it was somewhat linear: you suffer, then recover. And if the condition is chronic, perhaps the suffering will re-emerge at another point in life, but the trajectory will be the same. […]
On Prenatal and Postpartum Wellbeing
It’s no secret that I suffered massively from what I now know were Postpartum Depression and Anxiety during and for at least a year-and-a-half after my last pregnancy. While I absolutely loved being pregnant, many of those nine months were filled with panic-inducing worry, stress and terror. I was terrified I wouldn’t be able to […]