I imagined motherhood to be this beautiful experience. I imagined caring for my children and loving them the way that only a mother could. I imagined a family. My family. The reality was, it was just me, and maybe not even for very much longer.
I’ve dealt with anxiety and depression my entire life, but it wasn’t until I began seeing a therapist that I realized this. During my intake assessment, she asked me how long I’d been dealing with anxiety. I nonchalantly told her the last few months. “No, think back over your life,” she added. I began to [...]
1. Manifest Strength. Be strong, always, for everyone. When you are tired and you feel like you can’t go on anymore, get up and keep moving. Don’t rest, there’s work to be done. Put on a brave face, grab your earrings, your lipstick, slick down your edges. Never let them see you sweat. Never let [...]
I ran across an article not too long ago that discussed women who chose to be single mothers, calling it a lifestyle. I didn’t really know how to feel about it at first. I thought about my daily struggles and frustrations as a single mother, it was mind boggling to me that someone would choose [...]