California Lifestyle, Mom Life, Pregnancy and Babies, Uncategorized

It’s Time To Talk About Maternal Mental Health, And Be Civilized About It

{Serious Post Alert} I am not one to pretend I know everything about the way the mind, or the body, or the world for that matter, works. But if there is one thing I know based on factual research, history of our culture, observations in society, and my own, anecdotal experiences, it is this: having… Continue reading It’s Time To Talk About Maternal Mental Health, And Be Civilized About It

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The Best Way To Support Your Adult Kids That Are Parents, Is To Keep Your Mouth Shut

Over the years, I have learned one thing that I hope I remember when I am older and my kids are older and have kids of their own: to keep my mouth shut. Don't foist my opinion on them about how or what they are doing as a parent. Don't make comments under my breath… Continue reading The Best Way To Support Your Adult Kids That Are Parents, Is To Keep Your Mouth Shut

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I Lost 31 Facebook Friends Today Because I Posted About My Anxiety Disorder

By "lost" I mean that I gave them the boot. They were all family. My husband's family, to be specific. I have an anxiety disorder. It's mostly hormonal at this point, but the more I deal with it the more I realize it's also situational. Situational in the sense that I feel a huge conflict… Continue reading I Lost 31 Facebook Friends Today Because I Posted About My Anxiety Disorder

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The Worst/Best Part Of Having a Panic Disorder Is You Can’t Hide It Forever

I had a blow out panic attack in my doctor's office today. He knew I had anxiety, but I don't think to the extent that it is there. Likely because I've done an extremely good job of concealing it for a long time. Or maybe he did know and was just taking it one step at… Continue reading The Worst/Best Part Of Having a Panic Disorder Is You Can’t Hide It Forever

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WWRWD? (What Would Robin Williams Do?)

Unless you live under a rock, or are involved in a much more catastrophic, international crisis (like the one going on over in Iraq; yeah - hello - did people forget about that one?)...then, you are aware of a few certain tragedies that occurred over the last few days; most discussed being the deaths of Robin… Continue reading WWRWD? (What Would Robin Williams Do?)

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So I haven’t technically worn a bra since October…

Ah, where to begin... We went to Disneyland in October. I really hate Disneyland, and what I hate the most is that I have to wear regular clothing for a really long time. Like 9 in the morning until late at night. That is just intolerable. During the week (and on weekends and holidays), I… Continue reading So I haven’t technically worn a bra since October…

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15 Things That Keep Away The Crazy

I think we all know that I'm a little off. By off, I of course mean batty; and by batty I'm trying to beat around the bush of insanity. And while I haven't been dragged off in the ol' straight jacket just yet, I probably should be. Being a Stay At Home Mom that homeschools… Continue reading 15 Things That Keep Away The Crazy