Tag Archives: anxiety

Traveling Anxiety and the Warrior Mom Conference

The night before leaving for Boston, I had a complete meltdown.  I completely panicked and started sobbing uncontrollably.  The work week leading up to the conference was hectic for me.  I felt like I was a hamster on a wheel. … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village: Skeeter

My husband and I could not do this journey alone.  It truly does take a village.  In the case of our sweet Skeeter, we receive some additional help to manage her vesicouretal reflux – in laymen’s terms, bladder reflux.  Each … Continue reading

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Happy Mama Mask

My sweet Skeeter, My heart broke the first time I heard you ask where your baby photo album was.  I felt like such a failure.  Why couldn’t I have managed to put together a photo album for you?  The truth … Continue reading

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When Child Play Triggers Intrusive Thoughts

***Trigger warning: If you are feeling fragile or struggling, this post might be triggering.  I talk about intrusive thoughts.*** It was a lazy weekend afternoon.  My daughters decided to build forts.  They were crawling around with blankets over their head. … Continue reading

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Family Ties

As I started to research more about postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety, I discovered that depression and anxiety have a genetic component.  I started doing my research and polling all of my relatives.  Had anyone struggled with perinatal mood and … Continue reading

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Transitions: Beginning of School and Beginning of Dance

September is all about transition around here.  Both girls are now in school together.  Skeeter is adapting well to the new school, and Munch is adoring first grade.  With fall comes the new year of dance classes.  Skeeter is taking … Continue reading

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Interpretive Dance and Cheese Curds: LTYM Milwaukee 2014

I met Alexandra on Tuesday night for a celebratory post production meeting for Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee.  We celebrated with hot chocolate (for me) and coffee (for her).  We basked in the memories of our show.  We closed down … Continue reading

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