On the outside, most people would never know. I get up each morning, get myself and my child dressed, take my child to school, and then go to work. I’m a reliable, hard-working employee. I work hard to be the best mom and wife that I can be. But, I have depression and anxiety.
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When expecting my daughter, I wondered if she’d inherit my green eyes and creativity. I didn’t think much, however, about the traits I hoped she and I would not share. As luck and genetics would have it, we’re both big worry warts. My heart sinks every time she wrings her hands and bites the inside […]
My anxieties are not typically this debilitating. I think many, many people feel this way at least occasionally. And, even if you haven’t had the glory of hiding in a bathroom stall, you’ve probably had a moment of insecurity when you just didn’t know how to approach a situation. If not. You’re amazing, and I’ve […]
Hi. I’m your mom . . . and I’m socially anxious. I’m the mom who can never commit, the one who RSVPs “maybe” on every Facebook invitation. I’m the mom standing by the playground looking intensely at grass as if the most fascinating bug just crawled by. Really I’m just avoiding social awkwardness.
If you are looking for someone who is calm, cool, and collected, you have the wrong person. Even though I do my best to cover it up, I am what you would describe as a “highly anxious” person. And, I come by it pretty honestly. My dad is a worrier. My grandmother is a worrier. […]
After experiencing postpartum depression with my first child, I was ready and prepared just in case I had it again with my second. A mother is 50 percent more likely to get it with additional pregnancies if she experienced it with her first. My husband, doctor, therapist, and I were ready. We had an action plan. However, […]