Dealing With Gender Disappointment

I'm finding it hard to be enthusiastic right now, despite the fact I have every reason to be. Yesterday we had our big 16 week gender scan, which culminated in us finding out the amazing news that we are expecting a beautiful, healthy baby.....Again....more

Shame Makes a Hard Thing Even Worse

2009 was an extremely challenging year for both Michelle and me. Among the many issues we faced that year, one of the most painful was the difficult financial situation we’d put ourselves into: We were $105,000 in debt and about $300,000 upside down on our house by the end of that year. There were a number of factors that contributed to this, some of which had to do with the economic downturn and the collapse of the housing market, but more had to do with our lack of awareness, understanding, and responsibility with our money. ...more

Down the Rabbit Hole: Beginning

I started Down the Rabbit Hole when I was blogging at Living a Faerie Tale and started my mental health journey with a PPD diagnosis....more

Part 13, Loss

Hey readers!!! It's Story time Sunday! I've been trying to get the word out more on my book. I'm having a wonderful and eye-opening experience writing it, and I really want to be able to inspire others with me. Please keep reading and share my blog so that others can benefit from my story :) Here is the next portion: ...more

Mothers Get Better with Age

This much is clear to me about being a mother. Age makes us better. Death makes us extraordinary....more

Challenging Stigmas & an Imperfect System: My Struggle With Depression

For the first time in five years, I have health insurance, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. I’m often having to remind myself that this means I can now access medical treatment, something that has only happened on a few occasions over the last 60 months. I’ve been grateful to Planned Parenthood for my yearly exams that fit within my tight budget. I was happy about the clinic I found an hour from my home that charged on a sliding scale. Unfortunately, with two hours of driving to get there, both the time and the gas spent made that option not feasible. Thankfully, I’m fairly healthy and am not the type to run to the doc for a little cold. When you are without insurance, you learn to make do....more
4lala on Blogher again? Look at you rockstar!!!more

Be Busy or Else! Mastering a 21st Century Malady

 It’s 3.23pm and I’m still in my pj’s. Another day wasted....more

Part 12, Deep in thought

Hey readers!  It's time for another weekly blog post. I have started a new job so I haven't had a lot of energy to write this past week so hopefully I can get back into this week so I'll have a nice, long post :) Enjoy this portion! ...more

Finding My Calm

It sometimes reminds me of a spring or summer storm. There is always a gray darkness to it, sometimes almost black or sometimes a scary tornado-is-coming yellow. Some days it is steady and dull and constant; others it comes in fast and furious with beating heart and cold hands. It can be expected, like an accurate forecast; or it can spring up out of nowhere, like a cloud burst in a sky that was blue only moments ago.  ...more