• #momlife

    “You’re not breastfeeding?!”

    Look, I get it. Breastfeeding is scientifically the best for your baby. It’s told to us repeatedly in the hospital, by our OBs and by everyone on Facebook. If you choose not to breastfeed for whatever reason, you’re generally met by snide comments about how you didn’t try hard enough and “oh, your poor baby!” It’s easy to see why so many women become depressed and anxious when they struggle with breastfeeding or switch to formula. I definitely felt the same way at first. When I was 38 weeks pregnant I broke my wrist. Worst timing possible, and it happened in one of the most ridiculous ways ever. As a…

  • Mental Health

    All About Abaddon

    I have always wanted a dog of my own. Growing up, we had a German Shepherd mix that I adored, and when he passed it was like there was a void in my heart. Maybe that is dramatic, but dogs have always helped my mental health. When I finally got a place with my fiance, we both decided we wanted to get a dog ASAP. Coincidentally, we found out a friend’s sister had just gotten a Black Lab mix puppy and the lady she got him from still had two left. We had intended to try to adopt, but this fell into our laps at the perfect time. So, on…

  • Mental Health

    How Having the Proper Diagnosis Changed My Life

    Did you know that most psychiatrists won’t diagnose you with Borderline Personality Disorder until you’re at least 18? I didn’t either. When I first started seeing a therapist and psychiatrist at 16, I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. I was self-harming regularly and had been since I was 11, and at the time I was becoming suicidal. I had horrible, difficult relationships with anyone around me and was very impulsive, viciously angry and having rapid and intense mood swings. I actually had never even heard of Borderline Personality Disorder until I started reading books and watching movies about mental health and stumbled across Girl, Interrupted. I felt kind of connected…