A Different Mother

Lately I have been thinking a lot about the fact that my first child and my twins have an exceptionally different mother. I mean, it’s still me – I am all three children’s mother, but many components of my parenting and personality are vastly different this second go-around as compared with the first.  When I… Continue reading A Different Mother

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… Continue reading Fighting Parenting Anxiety and Learning to Back Off and Observe

Unwanted Intruder

I'm going to be honest. My anxiety has resurged recently. I don't have the kind of anxiety where my mind is constantly filled with worries and what-if scenarios (though I do experience this too...). My anxiety feels exceptionally physiological. Like a hijacker has completely taken over my body, from the inside out, and I have… Continue reading Unwanted Intruder

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.… Continue reading Seeking Light in the Dark