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Top Secret Mom Info

Top Secret Mom Info

Top Secret Mom Info: That peanut butter and jelly sandwich you’re making? It’s edible with the crust on. No, really. It’s possible for anyone of any age to eat a crusted sandwich. As moms, we’re experts in our kids’ opinions of what they like and dislike. I know what grubby shirt my son likes to […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Nonprofit Spotlight: Reach Out for Life – Mammograms for Every Woman

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Most of us know someone who has had or is currently fighting breast cancer. While there is much hope for treatment with good outcomes, the reality is that many women without traditional hereditary risk factors are being diagnosed at earlier ages. We are honored to share the story of […]

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Confession: I Hired a House Cleaner

Confession: I Hired a House Cleaner

  She’s already in the master bedroom. I hear something heavy drag across the carpet, then thump to the floor. Hurried footsteps, a soft pufft, and the smell of bleach permeates the house. She’s too quick, I worry. I’ll never make it out in time. The kids are half-dressed, tired, and angry. I woke them […]

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Carving Out Me Time

Carving Out Me Time

I’m an Anxious Person by Nature In college, my perfectionism led to so much stress that I fell into a dark bout of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I’m not talking about the organizing-your-closet-by-color kind of OCD. I’m talking about the check-everything-five-times-before-leaving-the-house-or-surely-the universe-will-make-something-terrible-happen-to-you type of OCD. My mind had me in this game, and the stresses of […]

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Postpartum Depression

“But I’m a Therapist!” The Beast That Is Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

“Tonight I stood next to my daughter’s crib as tears started to build up. How could something so innocent, so beautiful, so wanted, bring so much hurt. Hurt because I feel guilty for feeling hurt, and hurt because after just 5 months, my marriage feels broken. Having a baby seemed like the perfect next step […]

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