An Unexpected Ending

The day began like many others: a flurry of emails, inquiries to respond to, reports and issues to troubleshoot. I had planned to work on the prep for some large upcoming projects. I was sure to make headway on a lot of pending tasks. Then, mid afternoon, I went to a meeting. The next thing … Continue reading An Unexpected Ending

Surviving the Holidays with Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

The holidays are my favorite time of the year. I love what the season represents. I love giving gifts, helping others and being with family and friends. It had always been a special time for me. Yet, that wasn't the case a couple years ago. My son was only a couple months old and I … Continue reading Surviving the Holidays with Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

5 Reasons to Be a Mentor

In the last few years, I've been able to mentor different individuals.  A few were from the local university, and one was from an elementary school.  There were a handful of reasons why I wanted to do this. We didn't have very many programs like that when I was in elementary school. I also didn't … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Be a Mentor

The Reset

A month or so ago, I fell deep. My self-esteem plunged down into new lows. The the horrifying digits on the scale stung. It's not like I didn't feel it - but to see it was sobering. I decided to take my blood pressure - I stared at the numbers in disbelief. It was strange … Continue reading The Reset

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

Learning to Communicate

Not to toot my own horn, but I've been told from time to time that I have decent communication skills in the workplace. I am well-spoken, clear and professional. I am able to speak publicly to both large and important audiences without hesitation. My writing skills reflect the same. I sometimes am asked as to … Continue reading Learning to Communicate

reflection

It was a year and a half ago, but I remember looking in the mirror. Tears streamed down my face. My hair was a mess. My clothes were a mess - I think my nursing tank was on backwards. My eyes spoke volumes. I was tired. I was stressed. I was anxious. I was scared. … Continue reading reflection

Reblog: The Color of My Skin

Over the past year, I've detailed both the struggles and experiences in my life. It's been therapeutic writing about my postpartum experiences.  I've had fun writing about Poshmark. I've learned so much from all of the guests authors.  The blog has been more than I ever expected that it could be. Out of all that … Continue reading Reblog: The Color of My Skin

Positive Attitude!

The anticipation had built for some time. I knew that this moment would come.  At the end of the day, I was summoned nonchalantly for a discussion.   "Here it comes...", I thought to myself. "After all this time, here it is." Although I knew exactly what the contents of the discussion would be. I could … Continue reading Positive Attitude!

Speak Up!

After the recommendation was given, I sat in silence. I didn't want to believe what the doctor was saying. I heard both good and bad things, but after all that I've been through, I didn't want to face another failure or painful thing. A couple agonizing months had already passed. I could do this no … Continue reading Speak Up!