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!

The Thief

I was always aware that things were different.  Yet, as a young child, it seemed easier to ignore it.  But then, it grew.  I was always wondering why things were different.  Why did I not look like the other girls in class? Why didn't we have the same things that others did? If there ever a constant … Continue reading The Thief

A Mommy Story: Sigoni

In this edition of a Mommy Story, we meet Sigoni . Finding herself in the most difficult of situations, Sigoni found a way to  live a life that she and her son deserved. I used to despise fairy tales, because no matter how much we wanted them to be, they weren’t reality based at all. … Continue reading A Mommy Story: Sigoni

White Noise

It wasn't easy, but I forced myself into workout gear. I hadn't been doing it for very long, so it was a slow pace. I kept at it, believing that some day, I'd get better. All of a sudden, I heard laughter. Menacing laughter and then a water bottle was thrown at me. I stopped … Continue reading White Noise

Struggle and Growth

It’s amazing how fast the year has gone by. Yet, when I think back to the beginning of it, that time seems so far away.  In the beginning of 2017, I was a different person. I was suffering and hoping that changes weren't so far away. I had started a new anti-depressant and was given … Continue reading Struggle and Growth

A Look Back

A friend of mine recently gave birth in the very same hospital that I did. Certain details of our experiences were close. We went into labor early due to unexpected circumstances. Her son weighed and measured closely to mine.  They were placed one room away from where I was. Yet, in many ways, we were … Continue reading A Look Back

#Momlife: Is it Time for Book Club?

Today's feature post is from Megan, of This Anchored Life. Megan writes about #momlife in a relatable  and humorous way. When the opportunity to collaborate arose, I was really glad to see what Megan had to offer.  As much of my blog focuses on some of the struggles of motherhood, it also aims to provide inspiration … Continue reading #Momlife: Is it Time for Book Club?

5 Reasons to Be Thankful

When I was younger, I kept a diary.  I made my own tradition that at Thanksgiving, I'd write about what I was thankful for. On New Years' Eve, I'd write all the things I've done - both regrets and accomplishments, and reflect on what impact those things they had. I'd think about things I wanted … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Be Thankful

Trapped by Fixation

I found myself focusing on nothing else. I was a problem solver. I did things right. I was known for striving for perfection. Yet, I couldn’t win at this. I could not for the life of me win at (new) motherhood. I just didn’t know what to do. I didn’t understand what I had to … Continue reading Trapped by Fixation