A little over a week and a half ago I underwent surgery to correct an umbilical hernia (read: belly button hernia) and diastasis recti (read: separated abdominal muscles). My muscles separated slightly after the birth of my firstborn 5.5 years ago, and just kept on widening during and after the birth of my twins. And… Continue reading Strong


Handling Life as it Comes

Living life off the cuff -- that's what this entire blog is about;  being able to go with the flow, take life as it comes, handle whatever comes my way. As I write those terribly cliche phrases, I can't help but feel my anxiety rise up from the tips of my toes straight up my… Continue reading Handling Life as it Comes

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.… Continue reading Postpartum Depression and Anxiety: Don’t Suffer in Silence