How I Conquer Anxiety

I know I am not alone in my dances with anxiety. My Scary Mommy post was scary for me to post to the world because it talked openly about something I’ve found hard to talk about: anxiety.

But the feedback has been phenomenal. The stories others have shared has been comforting. As I found more and more people raising their hands and saying me too, I felt less scared to talk about it. Continue reading

Can I Still Raise My Kids if I Can’t Sing them Lullabies?

The first time it happened, my oldest was four months old. I sang to him the one nursery rhyme I could recall by memory: Itsy Bitsy Spider.

Because that’s what moms do. I’ve read it in books, seen it on TV,  and listened to more seasoned moms reflect on singing their now grown babies to sleep. I’m now a mom and this is what I should do. Continue reading

Weekly Top 5, Vol. 30 – Small Steps

Good morning! Another week is here! The first thing I’m happy about this week: how did I get to 30 of these? Lately I’ve been really hung up on the power of one small step, then another, and another. When I started this part of the blog, I was scared I’d never be able to fill in a list week after week. Now I’ve done it 30 times!

Other things I’m happy about: Continue reading