I’ll never be able to live in chaos, and I’m always going to crave organization. But I'm trying something new: embracing the uncertainty and spontaneity that inevitably comes with living life. So this here is it. Welcome to the adventures of a meticulous planner embracing Life off the Cuff.
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
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
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
38 is a nice round number. I feel old(er), but...I like it. With 38 comes more confidence in myself -- or maybe it's not as much confidence, as it is a feeling of "this is me, I accept me, and if you don't...that's okay." With 38 comes the hope of actively participating in my life,… Continue reading This is 38
After I had my twins, life was...challenging. I had lined up helpers in advance, because I knew how hard it was going to be, and also because I knew me. I have a history of anxiety, and had already battled postpartum depression and anxiety. I know exactly what stress, busy-ness and lack of sleep does… Continue reading Be Kind…Always