The Struggle of Parenting Is Real

Being a mom is a much bigger struggle than anyone has ever told me. You love your kid (or kids) so much and at times it feels like your heart is just going to explode with the pure volume of love. Even when they're acting like fools, not doing what they're supposed to, and driving you [...]

Dear Teenager

Dear Teenager, I get it.  Those jerks at school just keep on pushing and don't know when to back off.  I don't know why they target you, because you really are a good kid.  Your parents aren't who you need them to be either.  Either they are crazy strict and don't let you breathe...or they [...]

Twitter Isn’t The Answer I Am Looking For

If I wanted to write for the sole purpose of venting, I would write in a journal.  The reason I've been putting pieces of my heart online however, is with the hope of helping others. Social media is key in reaching the demographic I am aiming to help, and it seems that Twitter is king [...]

Sisters Bond Beyond A Lifetime

Sisters understand one another like no one else ever can. Mississippi Man and I have been married 14 years and he is, without a doubt, my best friend. There are limitations to what he is able to understand about my upbringing. My sister, Amanda, has been with me through the most formative periods of my life [...]

Do You Have The Mother You Need?

We weren't all blessed with amazing, wonderful, storybook mothers. Even if you did have a storybook mother, maybe she was a bit more like Mother Gothel than Mother Goose. Maybe your mother has passed away. I hope you were like me, and had a mother that tried her best to provide and mother you. At [...]

Mom’s On Prozac and Goes To Therapy

Whether it's depression, anxiety, ADHD, ADD, bipolar, OCD or a plethora of other disorders...we just keep things quiet and swept under the rug.  The conversation about mental health has started to happen but normal people, like you and I, need to be honest and open about our own issues.  There's no shame in admitting that [...]