30 Lessons in 30 Years

A couple of weeks ago I turned 30. As you might expect, many folks asked me what it felt like and if I felt older now. The truth is, I feel the same as I did at 24. That may

How to Tell Your Family’s Story with Photos

This is a guest post from a dear friend of mine, Erica Hooker. We actually stayed with her family when we moved back to Iowa! She’s the only photographer I trust to capture all my family’s special moments. Today, she

Organization Tools for Tech-Savvy Families

I love using technology for anything related to organization. Anything important needs to be accessible on my iPhone, or it does not exist! As my family has grown and our lives have become more complex, I maximize technology to keep

How PPD Led to Delayed Bonding With My Baby

With the 4th of July landing mid-week, my week was all mixed up! We had a great 4th of July- M went to her first parade, my dad came to town, and we celebrated with friends. This weekend, I’m excited

Road Trips with Toddlers: 8 Tips for Success

Since my 2-year-old was born, I’ve embarked on at least six road trips extending longer than 12 hours. From holiday trips to my in-laws, to moving to and from Atlanta, we have traversed the middle states! When we moved back

3 Pesky Postpartum Depression Symptoms I Can’t Shake

I’ve been posting about my postpartum depression symptoms and treatment in the past tense. When my daughter was born two years ago, it took me three months to get diagnosed and start treatment. My treatment included a low dosage of

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