Tag Archives: hope

Ten Years

Ten years ago today, I married my best friend.  I did not think that it would be possible to love him more than I did on our wedding day, but I do.  He has been my rock and my touchstone.  … Continue reading

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Rising from the Ashes

Today is a momentous day for me. It marks the two year anniversary of my journey towards recovery. It was Mother’s Day, 2011. My daughters were then 7 months old and three and a half years old. I was at … Continue reading

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Dare: February update

I’m linking up with Just Be Enough for my monthly update on my one word focus for this year. My confidence is soaring. My partner in crime for LTYM gave me a gentle nudge to write a blog post for … Continue reading

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Keeping it positive

My friend Jaime wrote this post the other day about celebrating the positive that we do every day.  I loved this idea.  I still struggle with taking things personally, and I am my own worst critic.  My inner monologue when … Continue reading

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Thankful for our preK teacher

I am so blessed to have my girls enrolled in a wonderful preschool/daycare.  Munch’s teacher is Miss K.  This teacher is an angel.  She is incredibly creative; her bulletin boards are a work of art.  Miss K is preparing the … Continue reading

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Jealousy: my old nemesis

I am pouring my heart out with Shell today regarding the ugliest of emotions: jealousy.  I am insanely jealous of those moms who seem to make motherhood look so easy and graceful.  I always feel like I can never live up … Continue reading

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Being thankful

I’m linking up with Just Be Enough today to come back from a writing hiatus. I’ve wanted to write so badly, but my job and life got so hectic. I’m grateful for my wonderful husband. We’ve been together for twelve … Continue reading

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Online support and setting boundaries

Navigating this online world can be tricky.  Online support was crucial for me in my recovery from postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety.  I blogged about finding my online tribe to help support me -  http://tranquilamama.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/finding-my-online-tribe/.  I feel like this online support facilitated … Continue reading

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My brother

Today is Infant Loss Remembrance Day.  I have not known the pain or grief of miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss, but my mom has.  I was only three when my baby brother was born.  I remember demanding to see “my … Continue reading

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Powerless to Help the Ones I Love

Some days all I want to do is reach out and hug everyone I know.  Don’t worry…I won’t.  I am a hugger, but I might creep out my entire team, including my boss.  Although I’ve sung and cried in front of … Continue reading

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