Being a mom is tough, and it's even tougher when you're dealing with mental health issues. But self-care is crucial for managing your mental health and being the best mom you can be. In this post, we provide practical and specific self-care tips for moms with mental health issues, as well as coping strategies for when overwhelming emotions or situations arise. So, grab a cup of coffee (or a glass of wine) and let's dive into some tips that will help you take care of yourself while taking care of your little ones.
This is a real thing. It happens to me as a mom all the time. And it has been that way ever since I can remember. Me. The chick who couldn't say hi to that one guy in high school could and would go up to a guy to get his number for a friend.... 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 →
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 →
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... Continue Reading →
Stay bright when the sun won’t shine.
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... Continue Reading →
My Anxiety Lies to Me
It seems everyone has some sort of anxiety these days. Or OCD. Or depression. Looking at any social media feed, having any small amount of sadness, perfectionism, or worry allows you to self diagnose yourself. This makes it a little difficult for someone like me who actually has anxiety and depression. Mental illness isn't cute.... Continue Reading →
I hate my anxiety
I've been looking forward to going to the minicon vintage stock was holding today. As soon as the Bunny left for the Weekend to go to a concert we started to head out. We got vintage stock and I knew the second the door opened I had not prepared for this level of peopling. The... Continue Reading →