There are moments from my childhood that always live with me, and sometimes, when my mind starts to wander while I am brushing my teeth or driving on the interstate, [...]
When my husband left, I had a 6-year-old, a 3-year-old, and a newborn baby. To fill the emptiness during that phase of shock, when time felt like it was standing still, [...]
There has been a running joke among my friends and exes throughout the years to never let me near a gun. I’ve often laughed along, poking fun at my horrible aim, and friends re[...]
Before moving to Switzerland seven years ago, I never really imagined myself being a mother, let alone birthing naturally with only the assistance of my husband and midwife, an[...]
When it comes to our children’s education, my husband and I usually see eye-to-eye. Until recently. We don’t agree that there will come a time in our youngest son’s life when w[...]
I suffer from cluster headaches. I have done since I was in my early twenties.
I get them in weird cycles. I had them in my early twenties from time to time, then I didn't h[...]
When I was a young girl I was often made fun of for the same things. My skinny “spaghetti” legs was one that stayed for years. The one that stuck with me until now was my face.[...]
In the days afterward I was met with sympathetic words: “You had a rough time of it.”
As family and friends gathered to greet the new baby, I struggled to speak my truth tha[...]
I am an orthodox Jewish woman, and it’s something I’m proud of. I love my religion with all its goodness and flaws. There were many times during my challenges that my faith was[...]
Whenever my anxiety spikes I have this burning desire to write about my experience.
I have been thinking a lot about how confusing abusive relationships can be. One of the m[...]
PND (postnatal depression) crept up on me like a thief in the night, literally.
It came out of nowhere.
Family members had said that after I gave birth to my daughter las[...]
Every time our HASTE (Hospital Alerting System Tone Encoded) alarms, my ears go up, the adrenaline surges and reality strikes—someone who never expected to be in an emergency r[...]
I’ve been thinking real hard lately about how fast a lifetime passes you by.
I wonder if we think it’s moving faster now. I feel like I blinked and was no longer the two-yea[...]
It was nearly ten years ago when I first realized I was in an emotionally abusive marriage. Shortly after my first child was born, I slipped into isolation. My husband[...]
The day our son was born began with (you guessed it) a mother's intuition. Not Mallerie's, but her mom's. She woke up with a gut feeling and notified her boss that she woul[...]
My childhood was plagued with physical, sexual, mental, and emotional abuse. The traumas I’ve endured led to a lifetime of scars and a lifelong battle with depression, anxiety [...]
Much of my life has been defined by loss. I lost my only sibling suddenly when she was just thirty and I was twenty-six. I was the one who had to tell my parents that their eld[...]
I Want To Hold Your Hand
K always made me feel special. He wrapped his arm around my shoulder; as we stood barefoot on hot pavement under the summer sun, new feelings rose and f[...]
And honestly, I need to stop trying. My youngest son is who he is, and I need to stop trying to change him into someone I think, or expect, him to be.
My son is a tween who [...]
Dealing with anxiety for as long as I have been, I’ve seen a lot. I’ve seen people who both genuinely care about those struggling and those who seem to go out of their way to m[...]
Until now, I’ve remained pretty silent about the recent incidences of the two unarmed black men murdered at the hands of police officers, as well as the murders and sho[...]
I have fond memories of my childhood and how graciously blessed I was. The blessings came from my home, my upbringing, and the special human and natural bonds I had in my life.[...]
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