Update: Life After Anti-Depressants

Now that my brain is (for the most part) no longer chemically imbalanced, thanks to anti-depressants, everything just seems so… even. Today I looked back at some of my notes from last year and I had so many things that I wanted to write about. Really good ideas actually. I miss my enthusiasm. I really wish I could spew the strong positive feelings that I did in many of my earlier posts. I feel like I traded one thing for another.

10 Ways To Be An Awesome Mom

Over the years, I’ve read all the books, took the time to find the right pediatrician for my kids, made sure they we’re succeeding in school, made healthy meals, helped them with their extra curricular activities, and so on. And while that’s awesome, I’ve learned that being a great mom isn’t about that stuff. Great moms have that special something, a secret ingredient list, and I’m about to share one with you!

Why You SHOULDN’T “Be More Positive”

5 Winning Ways To Process Your Emotions!

I noticed a loongg time ago that there was something called “Toxic Positivity”. I didn’t know what it was called back then, all I knew was that it didn’t feel good. It didn’t feel good that when I was upset or hurting people would tell me to look on the bright side, or be grateful for the good things in life, or to “just be positive”.

When You’re Not Thriving In Motherhood- Surviving The Toddler Years

I love being a mom, but the toddler years are just not a phase I thrive in. Even though I know these days are few and I should cherish them, I find myself dreaming about the days when he will wake up a happy, independent preschooler. I dream about the days I can put him down to sleep and he won’t wake the second I try to leave the room. I dream about the day I can say, “Go play” and he will find something that will distract him for hours. I dream about the day I can do things with him and not in-spite of him. Sometimes we just aren’t naturals at certain aspects of motherhood. That doesn’t mean we won’t be rockstars in other aspects. At the end of the day, you do what you can and do it the best way you know how.

With that being said, here are the top 10 ways I’ve learned to survive the toddler years .