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When Maddie was tiny, she looked at me and asked: “Mommy, do you even love me?”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The question shattered me. I wanted to whisper to my sweet girl, “yes, baby, with all my heart, I love you, but mommy doesn’t value herself.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀We can never prepare ourselves for how our kids will shine a floodlight on the […]

Mommy, Do You Love Me?

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Motherhood, Wellness

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A few months ago, I came across the quote, ” The opposite of depression is vitality.” ⁣⁣It resonated deeply for me because I had been working so hard to rediscover my zest for life. ⁣⁣Flash forward to this COVID world, and I can feel my vitality slipping away and my inner critic fighting to retake […]

Momma’s Lost Her Groove

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Last month, Christine called her husband (who was away for work) and couldn’t stop crying. Through tears, she said, “This isn’t working for me or our kids.” The “this” she was referring to is her stay-at-home-mom life—the life she’s been living for the last eight years. “Every bit of me wanted to be a mother, […]

The Women We Know: Feature

Christine Coughlin

Motherhood, Wellness

Motherhood, Wellness

a mother and an 8 year old girl hold the hands of a little girl and swing her into the air.

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We were several weeks deep in trading illnesses back and forth between the five of us. My skin was burning and itching with a severe flare-up of psoriasis. We’d just been blindsided with unexpected health news, and the next steps felt unclear. ⁣⁣The thought came that may be slipping under the bathwater would be easier […]

Why I Started Blogging

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The day the pandemic was announced, I sat in my dining room, flooded with shame. ⁣⁣My first thoughts were how I would survive with my three kids and no escape to recharge.⁣⁣How had I become the type of mother when faced with a global pandemic that panicked about spending large amounts of time with her […]

Pandemic Parenting

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Hello, Old “Friend”, I don’t remember inviting you to this party but let’s dance, shall we? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I hear you. Whispering the world is ending, that I’m naive for sending the kids back to school and mocking my every word. ⁣I see you, mute my children’s voices as you fill my mind with your fears.⁣I yell through dinner, […]

Anxiety, Is That You? 5 Coping Strategies

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That is my first grey hair. Is that a milestone? Should I send it to my mom for a special place in my baby book? ⁣⁣⁣⁣I think no, but it does symbolize the beginning of a fascinating new chapter.⁣⁣You see, I’ve been over here having my” Eat, Pray, Love” moment, except mine was more cry, […]

Is Oversharing the New Mid-Life Crisis?

Is it a mid-life crisis or mid-life awakening?

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From diagnosis to living with depression and anxiety, Codi shares her story and how she’s managed to come to a truce with her mental health.

Mom’s Mental Health- Depression & Anxiety

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I’ve got 99 problems but having bipolar 2 isn’t one… wait… ya it is. Diagnosis I’m going to take a hot minute first to explain what bipolar 2 is and how I was diagnosed with it It’s no secret that when I was 18 I’ve began going through intense bouts of depression. I tried meds, […]

Mom’s Mental Health- Bipolar 2

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“Oh my OCD acts up so much when..”“Does anyone get OCD about their linen closet? I can’t stand when it’s messy”.“I am OCD about ________”. And here’s my personal favourite: “we should hold an OCD support meeting at our house! They’d clean the entire thing for us!”. Living with OCD Let me start off with […]

Mom’s Mental Health-OCD