Dear Husband: If I Die First

I read an article on Scary Mommy today that really hit a nerve with me. The author details how she would want her husband to raise their three daughters if she were to die first. Since my anxiety has often focused on "if I die first", of course I read it...ready to nod my head [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Mama, Volunteer!

People want change. They want to make the world a better place, but don't know where to start. The best way to make that change is easy and immediate: volunteer. Finding the time to volunteer can be hard, especially for a Mom who works full time. When you find something that you are passionate about, [...]

Survive the Loss of a Pet

Losing a pet, who is more like a family member, is devastating. You can survive the loss of a pet. Grief takes time and is a lot of hard work. In 2007 I lost my daughter, Lahna, to a chromosome disorder. It was understandably the worst thing I had ever gone through and ripped my [...]