This is What Depression Feels Like

When I was diagnosed with postpartum depression back in 2009, I promised myself that I would try to give a "voice" to this often times shameful and silent disease. ...more
a well-written article. i too suffer from depression, and you did a great job expressing how ... more

What Would Happen if Your Favourite Blog (or Website) Died?

But in all seriousness, blogs and websites -- like humans -- do tend to have a lifespan. Some die young, some live to the ripe old age of seven (that's like 70 in people years), and a freaky few keep going long after their contemporaries have died out. ...more
My fave blog is Patricia Alexandra Creative. She recently wrote a post about molting, shedding ... more

Women Who Choose Abortion Have Feelings, Too

Fourteen years ago, I sat bawling hysterically in a women's health center. My lower stomach had been cramping for about three weeks. I thought I was just ovulating, and that it was normal....more
If you like my post, please consider voting for it for Voice of the Year in the Op-Ed category: ... more

Women Who Choose Abortion Have Feelings, Too

Fourteen years ago, I sat bawling hysterically in a women's health center. My lower stomach had been cramping for about three weeks. I thought I was just ovulating, and that it was normal....more
Thank you all for the kind comments. It was a very vulnerable article to write, and I appreciate ... more

Choosing a Full Life.. For Myself, Or Everyone I Love?

I struggle daily. In all honesty, I am struggling right now. I just took my mental/psych meds, and I ponder (like I do every single day).. What am I living up to/for? I want to am supposed to say "I live my life to make myself happy, and in turn my family is happy as well". The true, deep meaning, though, is far from that....more
Do you have a psychiatrist, a psychologist and a pain dr? more

Are You Setting Reading or Writing Goals in 2014? These Reading and Writing Challenges Can Help.

January 1 is always my favorite blogging day of the year. My blog feels all shiny and new and ready to write all of the things. That feeling doesn't generally lost very long but I am able to meet some of my goals because of the reading and writing challenges I choose every year. ...more
I've created my own 30-day writing challenge: Connected Writing. I need to learn to reconnect my ... more

Yes. Yes I would tweet a family tragedy. So? http://bit.ly/5fGL5Y #momspotting

Yes. Yes I would tweet a family tragedy. So? http://bit.ly/5fGL5Y #momspotting...more
Jaycee Lee Duggard's step-dad was WATCHING her walk to bus stop & SAW her get taken.. Bad things ... more

Would you tweet about a family tragedy?

Frankly, I'm perplexed at the criticism and malice I've seen on Twitter surrounding the death of Shellie Ross -- @Military_Mom -- 's 2-year old son.  When an innocent little boy is found at the bottom of a pool, you'd expect words of comfort, sympathy and support, not comments like: 

Typepad--my blogging boo--is becoming very Facebook-like. Not sure if I like it.

Typepad--my blogging boo--is becoming very Facebook-like. Not sure if I like it....more
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Twilight Interest vs age http://graphjam.com/2009/11/20/funny-graphs-appeal-Twilight Note: I am not a TwiMom #momspotting

Twilight Interest vs age http://graphjam.com/2009/11/20/funny-graphs-appeal-Twilight Note: I am not a TwiMom #momspotting...more
i stopped after reading the first book. it was one of those where i thought i could write it ... more