"Who even am I anymore???" You've seen it. The constant memes, posts, t shirts, mugs, backpacks, bumper stickers and all kinds of other shit with "Mom" on it in some way or another. There are the nonstop posters on Instagram where EVERY post is about motherhood. I ask them in my head "what about YOU?"… Continue reading Who are you besides a mom?
Making New Year Resolutions dates back to Biblical times and if you ask me, the first cavemen were probably doing it as well. I can hear them now "I am definitely cutting out buffalo this year, it just really isn't doing much for my figure." What about you? Do you make New Year Resolutions? I… Continue reading Why Losing Weight Shouldn’t Be Your New Year Resolution PLUS 3 Resolutions That Will Bring You JOY
I have PTSD. Not the kind that most people think about. I haven't been to a war. I haven't been in a car accident. I haven't watched a loved one die in front of my eyes. I have PTSD from sexual and relationship based trauma as well as from the abandonment I felt from being sent to boarding… Continue reading Parenting with PTSD: Parenting Through Fear
So you're overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, possibly depressed and ready for a break? Yeah, I am totally there with you. We have a lot of sh** going on! Between starting a new job, raising a kiddo and trying to keep the rest of my life together, its a struggle to make time for myself. But..it is… Continue reading 7 Ideas For Self Care You Can Do This Week
My anxiety definitely comes and goes, kinda like the weather. I have times where my anxiety is higher like around the beginning of my period, when I forget my medication, throughout a break up, when someone is mad at me or under high stress situations at work. It is particularly challenging to "hide" anxiety at… Continue reading 5 Tips for Overcoming Anxiety At Work
Here's the thing. We all say we are thankful for family, of thankful for food or shelter. These are easy answers. These are "givens". What are some things you are thankful for besides the givens? Can you think of any? When was the last time you thought about it? It is important to me to… Continue reading 3 Things I Am Truly Thankful For..
Nickname I don't have a nickname. My mother called me "Bunny" as a child. Some people call me Erica and some call me Danielle. I was "Danielle" until I was 18 when I stopped correcting professors. Hometown I was born in San Antonio, Texas. I lived in Texas until I was 12. I consider… Continue reading Get To Know Me and An Embarrassing Middle School Picture
I'm white. My kid isn't. I love it. But.. There are a few differences about raising kids of the same race as you and raising kids who are of a different race than you. 1. Dear White People: Black isn't a bad word I hear it all the time. White people whispering the word black… Continue reading Parenting A Biracial Child As A White Woman
It was 4:30am in San Antonio, Texas. I said goodbye to my little dog Luna and drove myself to the hospital, which was only a mile away. I was scheduled for an induction at 5am. I walked in with my luggage, knowing I'd probably spend a few days in the hospital. I met with a… Continue reading Birth Story: The day I became your mom
Kids are fucking messy and unorganized. Kids are also obnoxious in the morning. They don't want to get up, they whine about what you made for breakfast, they scream about not liking the outfit they just made you buy at Target. I know.. You want to pull your hair out and run away to a… Continue reading 3 Morning Routine Tips: Kid Edition