When Scarves Attack: My Lesser-Known Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

I’ve previously written about the most glaring symptoms of my postpartum depression: anger, panic attacks, and intrusive thoughts. These are some of the hallmark symptoms of postpartum depression. For me, these were the most concerning and what led my psychiatrist

We Quit Swimming Lessons, But We Aren’t Quitters

I’ve been taking my daughter to swimming lessons. If you read The Mom-Suit Dilemma and How to Terrify a Toddler – Swim Edition, then you know it’s been a trying experience. M is two. She’s never been in water before, aside

The Mom-Suit Dilemma

Lately, my posts have been a on the serious side, focusing on my postpartum depression. I wanted to take a break from that this week and share some fun things going on in my life, such as finding a swimming

Quitting Antidepressants: Do As I Say, Not As I Do

When M was three months old, I was diagnosed with postpartum depression. My treatment plan included a low dosage of sertraline (Zoloft) and therapy. A year later, I moved to Atlanta, which affected my treatment plan and led me to

Weekend Recap – Hula Hoops and Baths

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was spent outdoors at my town’s annual Arts Fest. They had lots of kids activities around art and different cultures. M loved coloring, making music, and playing with the hula

June TBR

I can’t believe it’s already June! It seems like just yesterday I was fretting about packing my house and moving. Even in summers I’m not moving (if I can remember such a time), I don’t read as much because I would

The Magnetic Property of Home

Since returning to Iowa, I have been pondering the concept of Home. What makes a Home? Is it where I am from? Where I feel connected? Can someone have multiple Homes? “Where are you from?” I have struggled with this

Hitting the Road

Sorry I haven’t followed up regarding the bombshell news I am moving back to Iowa. It’s been busy! In the last two weeks I have finished up my job, closed on my house, packed the moving truck, drove to Iowa with