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Loving A Significant Other With Depression

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Originally, I was going to give a few “how to’s” related to loving someone with mental illness, but today I realized that there is no certain path. My husband has battled depression since he was 14 years old and recently had to be hospitalized for suicidal ideation. I’d known for a […]

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Without my family, I would have been swallowed up by my PPD

My Journey Through Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

When I was pregnant last year, I showed several early warning signs that I would be an unlucky mother with postpartum depression and anxiety: terrible rages I couldn’t calm down from, days of crying over every single thing that went wrong, and a constant voice in my head, belittling me and telling me I was […]

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The Truth Behind Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder is a behavior disorder found in children that affects the way they interact with parents, teachers, siblings, and peers. Beginning at home, children can become overwhelmed with emotions when they are told no. They combat being told no in various ways and lash out abruptly. They also can become violent towards authority […]

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Unfollow, Unfriend, Block: The People I’m Letting Go This Year

Okay, I know, I’m pretty sure the last three posts I’ve written have been about either things that annoy me, things I refuse to do anymore, or some other whiny things. But as 2016 begins, I just want one last purge of the things I’ll be leaving behind in 2015, including certain types of people. […]

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My Tried and True Parenting Motto

I’m a big fan of mottos and quotes. For example, my personal happiness motto comes from one of my favorite writers, Kelly Corrigan, who often talks about her three-part formula for happiness: “Make yourself useful doing something hard with good people.”  When I think back to my happiest memories–the moments when I felt most fulfilled […]

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