Fertility and Family Planning or Child Spacing

In the last couple of months, I've menstruated twice since Baby Boy's birth. This last time seemed much more menstrual like. Since I'm still breastfeeding, there's a possibility this is not yet a regular thing. Meanwhile though, it does signal for Hun and I to start paying more attention if we don't want to get pregnant again yet (which we don't)....more

Gratitude Linkup - Week of 8/24/14

One of the best ways to have perspective, for me, is to remember the things I'm grateful for. There have been times when I've gotten stuck in negativity that I've done a quick gratitude list (in my head or with another) and started on the path of releasing that negativity. Gratitude lists help me to remember what's beautiful and to remain present in my life.Each week, Laurel Regan's Gratitude linkup over at Alphabet Salad is a way for me to share a few of the things I'm grateful for with others....more

Depression is Dangerous

I was there once.In fact I've been there a few times over the course of my life....more

Mostly Unedited Week in Review - 8/20/14

With the advent of digital manipulation of photos and the rampant sharing of people's lives, often pictures and videos are only shown once they've been edited. This editing consists of filters, highlights, and touch-ups, not to mention often only sharing the highlights of our lives. With judgement and comparison being so interwoven into our social culture, the expectations of ourselves and others are often so high that simply attempting to reach them leaves us feeling even more vulnerable....more

Right Now Challenges

Today's topic, challenges, is inspired by The One Minute Writer where you're tasked with writing for one minute. Though I've written for more than a minute, the topic rang true to my desire (or lack thereof) this morning.Patience with house hunting....more

Gratitude Linkup - Week of 8/17/14

One of the best ways to have perspective, for me, is to remember the things I'm grateful for. There have been times when I've gotten stuck in negativity that I've done a quick gratitude list (in my head or with another) and started on the path of releasing that negativity. Gratitude lists help me to remember what's beautiful and to remain present in my life.Each week, Laurel Regan's Gratitude linkup over at Alphabet Salad is a way for me to share a few of the things I'm grateful for with others....more

My Depression, Some Robin Williams, and Shaking It All Off

I want to write about depression. Does me wanting to write about depression have anything to do with Robin Williams' death, I don't know. Maybe it's a coincidence or maybe by almost avoiding reading anything about him dying is simply a symptom of his death's effect on me. But, this really isn't about him. I want to write about my depression....more

Gratitude Linkup - Week of 8/10/14

One of the best ways to have perspective, for me, is to remember the things I'm grateful for. There have been times when I've gotten stuck in negativity that I've done a quick gratitude list (in my head or with another) and started on the path of releasing that negativity. Gratitude lists help me to remember what's beautiful and to remain present in my life.Each week, Laurel Regan's Gratitude linkup over at Alphabet Salad is a way for me to share a few of the things I'm grateful for with others....more

Wine and Breastfeeding

In honor of World Breastfeeding Awareness Week, I figured there was no better time than to publish another topic regarding breastfeeding. I strongly believe in breastfeeding, though I also believe that women and families' choices regarding the feeding of their child(ren) is ultimately up to them and therefore respect each individual choice. I also believe that breastfeeding isn't well supported in our culture and society, though some wonderfully positive strides have been made....more

Mostly Unedited Week in Review - 8/6/14

With the advent of digital manipulation of photos and the rampant sharing of people's lives, often pictures and videos are only shown once they've been edited. This editing consists of filters, highlights, and touch-ups, not to mention often only sharing the highlights of our lives. With judgement and comparison being so interwoven into our social culture, the expectations of ourselves and others are often so high that simply attempting to reach them leaves us feeling even more vulnerable....more