I was already waist-deep in postpartum depression when my son was diagnosed with a speech disorder. His diagnosis sunk me deeper into a pit of depression, regret, guilt, and fear. I was ashamed of myself, as his mother, for knowing the signs were there. I doubted myself. He is my first born, I was naive… Continue reading Write Your Own Story
Nearly every night my children find their way into our king size bed; it seems far too small when I think of my entire world laying beside me. There are moments when I wake up and see these two little bodies cuddled up closely, blissfully unaware of what this life holds. The magnitude of my… Continue reading The Weight of Motherhood
I decided on my career when I was eight years old. Because of Mrs. Brown, I knew I was going to be a teacher. I wanted to be just like her. I worked hard to make this reality, but 10 years later when I declared a major, I had a moment of doubt. Journalism was my… Continue reading When Things Fall Apart
When my husband was a month old, he was hospitalized with croup. They weren't sure if he was going to make it. My mother-in-law documented his entire stay in a yellow, three subject spiral notebook. She wrote down every time he coughed, what it sounded like, and any other information pertaining to his illness. She… Continue reading Writing Motherhood
I had my first essay accepted and published. I feel so honored to have my words on The Village Magazine today. This essay took months for me to complete and it is such a tender piece of my heart. You can read it here.
What I read in July: Journal Your Writing Dreams to Life The Happiness Project What Falls From the Sky Play With Fire The True Secret of Writing Wild in the Hollow I shared my July goals here. I set the bar pretty low for goals, I'm still trying to get a feel for what I want this… Continue reading What I Read: July + August Goals