As parents, we all have checklists running in the backs of our minds pretty much all the time. Usually in the form of questions. Did everyone remember to pack their lunch? Did I turn the stove off? Are the Girl Scout forms all filled out? Who did I forget to call back? What day am
When my depression started to lift after starting a much-needed prescription, I came to the scary realization that certain aspects of my personality and outlook on life were driven by that altered state of mind. Or rather, those aspects were a part of who I was until I started tinkering with my neurochemistry. One of
I hate running. I want to enjoy it. I want to be one of those people who run to clear their mind and feel free. But I’m not. This is what’s going on in my head when I run: Am I almost done? This sucks. I should be folding laundry now. Am I almost done?
As I write this, it is negative nine degrees. NEGATIVE. NINE. DEGREES. I give up, Mother Nature. You win. It’s no secret that this winter has been a TOUGH one, and there’s still no end in sight. The unrelenting snow and record-breaking low temperatures have really had an effect on me, and I’m sure I’m not
(My story …continued) Like all forms of depression, there are varying degrees of postpartum depression. It can fluctuate from of a mild case of the “baby blues” to a crippling case of serious depression, or a million situations in between. To be honest, I don’t know where my case fell on that spectrum as it’s
Last night I was in full-blown Super Mom mode, multi-tasking like a pro. Seriously, you should have seen me: feeding the baby, playing with my three-year old, changing diapers, preparing clothes and food for the next day, all while cooking a New Year’s resolution-inspired healthy dinner for Hub and me. Then in a second it all
It’s that time of year. The holidays are just around the corner, and after that comes the promises. “This year, I’ll work out more!” “I will job hunt to make the money I deserve!” “I’ll go back to school and further my education!” or maybe just “This year, I will be healthier.” My resolution is
Through family difficulties, financial hurdles, health crises, and sleepless nights. We’ve always put one foot in front of the other and continued to move at our own pace. I realize that its always important to have great company along the way and I have the best company of all.
This past week I had a minor health scare. “I found a lump…” I repeated to my wife, my mother and the receptionist answering the phone at my doctor’s office. After a previously scheduled visit for other health related concerns, I had an order for more tests. “I found a lump.” I explained to my
I went to the dentist last week to get a couple fillings. (I’m 31 years old, how am I not past getting cavities??) I was gathering up my things at the end of the appointment, and the dentist was making small talk with me. This was awkward since I’d had Novocain on both sides and