The Glorious Train Wreck Mom

This is a safe space for all train wrecks. Except here, we don't give you a puppy and a latte. We give you sarcasm and humor.

The shorter days are upon us. If you’re like me, you love the cooler temps and changing leaves. But your brain decided now is a great time to decorate your regular depression and make it seasonal depression.

We’ve all felt the effects of the winter blues at some point in our lives, and the short days may make you feel down and out. Studies on seasonal affective disorder (SAD) are progressively linking a lack of light exposure to tiredness, overeating, and a proclivity to sleep in excessive amounts.

What’s a train wreck to do?

2021 has been like 2020 Jr. Not nearly as bad but still enough to make you mumble, “WTF?” twenty times a day. I know I’m supposed to be an adult and watch the news and stay up on current events but when you have anxiety and depression, that’s just adding kerosene to the campfire.

We all need something to take out minds off the daily grind and twenty four hour news cycle. We need to laugh. So, for your mental health and mine, I’m giving you nine books to help fuel your socially acceptable escapism.

As always, I will post link where you can buy these books. If you use my link, I may earn a small commission. This comes at no cost to you. So, thank you.

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 …

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Mom Overload

The Glorious Train Wreck Mom

This is no joke. I have 3 kids living with us. 2 bio 1 bonus. My mother in law also lives with us. My dog barks at nothing. Each kid has a device and no internal monolog. My own internal monolog is loud and im multiple voices. Work – did I get those updates, did …

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Toxic positivity has me sideways. What’s that? You don’t know what toxic positivity is? Let me help you out. Toxic positivity is the concept – to me at least- that everything has to be sunshine, kittens, glitter, unicorns, and rainbows. Every second of anger, sadness, or any emotion other than absolute joy and bliss will …

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Who knew all these years I was indulging in self care? I was ahead of the times, let me tell you. How many kids do you know that were excited to get books for their birthdays and Christmas? I am constantly with a book as a companion. I think I carried Stephen King’s Eyes of …

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For a few of us, this pandemic means remote working. Working from home sounds amazing. But, it can be tricky and east to slide into some not healthy patterns. Here are a few ideas to help keep your sanity during isolation. 1. Stick to your normal routine as much as you can. I know you’re …

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You may have found yourself asking, “Why did she pick Glorious Train Wreck Mom?” Well, it’s simple really. My life is a train wreck. Let me define. A train is just trying its best to get from one place to another. Safely. On time. But sometimes, things don’t go according to plan. There are delays, …

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Everyone’s a mental health expert anymore. Everyone has a mom, uncle, sister, cousins roommate from college with depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar, PTSD, and so on. And the moment you say, “I have (insert mental illness),” these well meaning people will tell you what worked for the people in their lives. I’ve heard it all. Take …

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This was me yesterday. Sensory overload. Phones. People. Team. Party. Set up. People I dont know. Eating. Small room. Loud room. It was too much. I was cold and sweaty. Edge of tears. Shaking. Not talking. Eyes darting. Dizzy. Couldn’t focus. But I still had work to do. Still needed to listen to calls. Still …

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