self care

Self Care: Essential for Moms

Self care. It’s a weird phrase. It sounds a little selfish or narcissistic to be throwing around a phrase like that all the time, but it’s something I’m developing a deep belief in. Self care is essential for everyone, especially moms. My whole life I looked forward to being a mom. But when I got […]

Parenting With Mental Illness

When I was a young mom with two kids I felt completely overwhelmed all the time. Not the normal exhausted and frazzled kind of overwhelmed, but the bawling my eyes out in the middle of the night, kind of overwhelmed.

The Casserole Project

Mental illness makes us uncomfortable, it makes the people it affects uncomfortable. It’s surrounded in silence and misunderstanding and embarrassment and shame. More often than not, our first reaction to hearing that someone is suffering from mental illness is to ignore the issue. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

When is it OK to Medicate Your Kid?

Is it ever OK to medicate your kid? Most people are hesitant to do any kind of medicating with their children for fear of detrimental side effects. And for good reason. Medication can be tricky enough for adults, let alone kids. So when is it OK to medicate your kid?  The short answer: When they […]