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Commemoration Day

Commemoration Day has became one of my favorite days out of the year. It is a special day my family and I made up. Commemoration Day is the anniversary of when I spoke out about my abuse and broke the cycle of generational trauma. This day is very special to me because it is the […]

Our “toolbox” for Mental Health

If you’ve ever been to therapy, you may know the term “toolbox” quite well. No, it’s not a literal toolbox. What I’m talking about is a toolbox in your mind of all the coping skills collected throughout therapy and/or life in general. The key to having a successful toolbox is to have healthy coping strategies […]

Overcoming Trauma Triggers

Someone asked me recently if I ever become triggered by my trauma. I had to think for a moment and my answer was “no, not anymore.” I was surprised by my response because I was sure I would never get to this point in my life. I was sure I would always struggle with flashbacks, […]

The Struggles of Mental Health and Parenting

Parenting is one of the hardest yet most rewarding things I have ever experienced. It is no secret that my pregnancy was not planned. Before I became pregnant, I was struggling with my mental health a lot. I had just gotten out fo residential treatment for an eating disorder and was trying not to relapse. […]

Who am I?

These past few weeks I have had so many triggers come up, I could cry. …I have cried. …A lot actually. I have been reminded of my past when the detective of my dad’s case messaged me out of the blue this past week. I have been tempted to fall back into my eating disorder […]

You don’t have to have anything “wrong” with you to go to therapy.

As much as mental health and going to therapy has been more accepted in recent years, we still have a long ways to go. There is still quite a bit of stigma around talking to a therapist and the reasons why you might see one. No, therapy is not just for “crazy” people. As incorrect […]

It takes a village

It takes a village… The saying “it takes a village…” has been coming up a lot for me. Recently, Greyson’s daycare class has been closing randomly due to COVID and I have had to rely on a lot of my friends to help me watch him during this uncertain time. I have always been one […]

your patience is your power.

Why is it that I have all the patience in the world when it comes to the kids at my job? Let it be anything else in my life and I seem to be lacking – especially when it comes to myself. I would never put unfair or unachievable standards on my kids at school. […]

“Not Sick Enough?” You Are Enough!

I’ve debated writing a blog post about the need to be “sick enough” because it’s raw and honestly I still struggle with it at times; however, I then remembered I created my blog to be real and raw and share the joyful parts of my life as well as the not so joyful parts. So, […]

Go With Your Gut

Have you been considering cutting out gluten or diary? Maybe even sugars or carbs? Before you make a decision, let me give you the real information that no one is telling you about which foods you should be cutting out of your diet. I love ice cream, but my gut does not. She suffers from […]

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