As a mom with mental health issues, it can be tough to know how to approach the subject with your little ones. In this post, we share some tips and tricks to help you have those tough conversations with your kiddos and reduce stigma around mental health.
Even T Rexes Get the Blues
This little t rex wasn't feeling so good today. Sad his belly and head hurt. Turns out, I think he just needed a mental health day but he didn't have the words to say it.I figured it out when he said he was glad he had a day to not be in school. He was... Continue Reading →
My depression makes me busy
My depression makes me try to do all the things all the time. That way, I can't feel it.I can't cry. I'm too busy writing a blog. I can't lie down. I'm too busy editing my book. I can't have a migraine. I'm too busy working out. I can't feel overwhelmed. I'm too busy planning... Continue Reading →
My anxiety makes me an asshole.
I saw this today. And it hit. Hard. See. For the last few weeks, I've been having panic attacks. I want to say daily but I really don't know if they end or just continue on to the next day. I legit thought I was having a heart attack at work. And instead of letting... Continue Reading →
This Shouldn’t Be Taboo
Let me throw some trigger warnings at you. This is about mental illness. I talk about anxiety, depression, and suicide. If you're not ok with that, that's ok. I have lots of other posts for you to read. Please stick around and check them out. But if you know someone who could benefit from hearing... Continue Reading →
Book Review: Broken in the best possible way
I have been wanting to read this book since it first came out. Jenny has been an inadvertent mentor to me. And if she reads this I hope I don't come off as a Bloggess Stan. But this book is just one of the reasons I adore her.
Listen. Here's the thing. I know I'm supposed to be writing something super poignant. A retrospect of 2021. All the books I read. The struggles and challenges and victories I've had. But I can't get my brain to focus. I have started, stopped, erased, amd started this blog four times now. All because I couldn't... Continue Reading →
Jenny Lawson Gets It
https://thebloggess.com/2021/11/04/maybe-you-should-just-smile-more/ Jenny is one of my unofficial mentors. She has been through it. This is worth a read for anyone who has been told to smile more.
Can I be real a second? For just a millisecond? Like my guard down and tell you how I feel for just a second?I'm in it. Right now. Have been for about 2 weeks. It's getting harder and harder to function. I don't want to get out of bed. I don't went to get off... Continue Reading →
Camp Nanowrimo Day 10: This isn’t working
Cool. 10 days into this challenge and I'm sliding down the rabbit hole. I'm really trying to find reasons for it. I'm a week out from starting my cycle. And im premenopausal. So, even though PMS usually shows up about 3 days before, who the hell knows what's going on there. My leg and back... Continue Reading →