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self love

7 Simple Ways to Practice Self Love

It’s February and it’s officially the month of L-O-V-E! Since having kids, I will admit my focus has shifted during this month to be all about the kids. And let’s be honest, celebrating holidays DOES become so much more fun when you’re seeing things through the eyes of a child! However, as the long and […]

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depression and mental health

I Treated My Depression Too Late

After I had my first child in 2014, I smiled all the time, and couldn’t sleep because I was so happy. Motherhood generally came easy to me. I was grateful that I didn’t have postpartum depression. My second child was born in January 2018, and I had a really rough year following his birth. Two […]

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kids mental health

Why I Send My Kids To Therapy

I send my kids to therapy. The therapists we work with specialize in adolescent behavior, specifically girls. I have a 17-year-old and an 11-year-old and they both meet with a separate professional. The older one has a lot more going on in her life than the 11-year-old, so I feel like she requires the sessions […]

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male mental health

Talking About Male Mental Health

What happens when your husband needs help? I’m not talking about putting a fitted sheet on a bed or picking out a matching outfit for your kid kind of struggling. I’m talking about mental health. A couple of years ago, anxiety crept into my husband’s life and he needed an assist. Luckily, I recognized that […]

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mental health and depression

It’s the End of My Meds as I Know It (And I Feel Fine)

I was on antidepressants for almost a decade. I started taking them after the birth of my second daughter. I suffered from postpartum depression. I identified what I was experiencing as postpartum depression because I had suffered from it 7 years earlier after the birth of my oldest daughter. Only at that time, I didn’t […]

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