A Day in the Life with Depression

How would you feel if everyday life was a battle? For me, every day I wake up is a battle. Most people don't know, and only some are now learning, that I have major depressive disorder, panic disorder and PTSD (from a currently unknown cause). I see two different therapists, each to treat different conditions. I'm... Continue Reading →

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Be Kind, Children Are Absorbing 

Today is the day after the national election and the results are in. We have elected a new president. Today the full spectrum of emotions is running high: happy, sad, extatic, angry, scared, unsure, indifferent, and the list goes on. Today I'm writing with purpose. Whether you do or do not like the President Elect... Continue Reading →

Your Own Personal Bully

Have you ever been depressed? If you have, my heart hurts for you. If you haven't, you will never truly know how it feels. But let me try to explain.  Depression is a bully. It is a soul crushing bastard that lives inside your head. It knows your hopes, dreams, fears and doubts. And it... Continue Reading →

My World

I think all the time how much I miss writing. I think of all the things I could write about and start in my head, and then I get distracted with life and forget to write. But not tonight. Tonight I'm writing.  I've always had a small family. Most of my childhood it was just... Continue Reading →

My Christmas Heartache 

I'm sitting in my living room, looking at my Christmas tree and listening to my kids playing together. All of the happiness surrounding me, and and I'm doing every thing I can to hold back the sobs. This will be the first Christmas we have without my mom. I finally understand what it feels like... Continue Reading →

A Lesson From My 10 Year Old

The husband and I have tried our hardest to raise our children to be good, compassionate human beings. We've taught them that color, race, religion, etc. do not matter in the grand scheme of things. We've taught them to recognize bullying and speak up for themselves and others if they see it. You never know... Continue Reading →

Keeping Traditions Alive

This past week was Thanksgiving and for us, that means spending the day with family then kicking off Christmas with going to see Santa at Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney). Rather than do the usual family dinner, we opted to get breakfast and spend the early part of the day at Universal with some good... Continue Reading →

My Son, The Writer

My son is a very talented story teller. Not in the telling lies way, but in the creative genius way. Yesterday, after seeing a book in his school library, he decided he wanted to write his own book. So here it is, for your viewing pleasure: The Three Little Ninja Turtles and the Big Bad Captain... Continue Reading →

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