Was I at Risk for Postpartum Depression?

The beginning was hard. Every week, I went to the support group. I couldn't bring my son with me. I was fearful of being anywhere outside of the home with him. I felt like I had no control.  I felt broken and lost. I cried at every session. I  was confused. Who had I become? … Continue reading Was I at Risk for Postpartum Depression?

Torturous Toys and the Children Who Love Them

Prior to parenthood, I had no idea about the toy world. Yes, I knew them as a child who enjoyed them. As an adult, I thought of them as being something that you just give.  When I became a parent, the world of toys became something else. Guest author Samara is right on target when … Continue reading Torturous Toys and the Children Who Love Them

Checking Boxes

Yes, no, yes, no. I've probably completed a handful of these things. I've had to go through them on my own, but generally with a professional. The assessments were always at least 5 pages long. They covered various things from speaking, to fine motor skills, and eating habits. The first of these assessments was done because … Continue reading Checking Boxes

4 Tips For a Perfect Poshmark Covershot

I joined Poshmark in mid 2013. At that time, I treated it like another selling platform that I was used to - place the item on a flat surface, shoot, pray that it sells. Not too long after joining, I came across Kristin's (@fancypantsmcgee) Closet. I was blown away. Her Poshmark covershots were clean, professional … Continue reading 4 Tips For a Perfect Poshmark Covershot

Making Progress

Earlier this year, I wrote about my son, and the delay in his language skills. Despite my hesitation and concerns, I went ahead with the doctor recommended evaluation, and soon after, speech therapy. The speech evaluation was just as frustrating as I had thought it would be. We had an hour to convince my son … Continue reading Making Progress

Awkward Hugs

I can't pinpoint when it all started. I don't know if it stemmed from childhood, or some strange habit that I acquired. Somewhere or somehow, I decided that I did not like hugs. More accurately, any physical contact. I try to be pretty upfront about it. Professionally, I make it a point to be the … Continue reading Awkward Hugs

A Mommy Story: Raising a High Needs Child

In this edition of A Mommy Story, we meet Stephanie of http://www.raisingdarlingdragons.com.  Stephanie writes about raising her son, Bennett, who is a high needs child.  Her post genuinely touched me. I felt her struggle.  I sympathized with her pain. In the end, I was inspired by her strength and positive outlook! From as early as … Continue reading A Mommy Story: Raising a High Needs Child

Unwanted Commentary

I remember her scathing remark. The disapproving tone echoing throughout the otherwise quiet room. The hospital floor was full, and so, my dad had to temporarily share a room. My siblings and I visited him as often as we could - sometimes together, sometimes splitting days depending on our schedule. I was with one of … Continue reading Unwanted Commentary

Not the Favorite

I look at the picture with both feelings of nostalgia and pain. At the time, I had only been a mother for all of two months. I had no idea what I was doing, and I was scared most of the time. And yet, there I was, in a simple photo with a small smile, … Continue reading Not the Favorite

The Posh Spotlight: Accidental Mentor

It's been quite a while since I published an edition of The Posh Spotlight.  In the past, we've featured both new and established users of the Poshmark application, giving readers some insight on their Posh experience.  I've decided to take a different route and opted to have a guest author. Lyn McLaughlin Cromar (@lynemma) is … Continue reading The Posh Spotlight: Accidental Mentor