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Smashing My Car and the Trauma that Followed – BLUNTmoms Piece

This is a piece by me about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder suffered after a car wreck. It originally appeared on BLUNTmoms. I remember seeing trees. The feeling of flying. Flying toward the damn trees. This was how it would all end for me. My worst nightmare coming true on that highway with my 18 month old… Continue reading Smashing My Car and the Trauma that Followed – BLUNTmoms Piece

Health · Moms

Depression is a Bully: Don’t Let it Define Your Self Worth

I’ve suffered with anxiety and depression for most of my adult life.

This is something most people don’t know about me. I’m pretty good at putting on a happy face when dealing with the general public when my depression is rearing it’s ugly head.

Lately, it’s been affecting me pretty negatively and created a lot of self doubt, lack of motivation and general unhappiness. My depression makes me doubt myself in my decision to dedicate time to this blog. It makes me doubt my ability to be a good mama and in turn, question the parenting choices I make on a daily basis.

I’ve seen so many articles and posts in the blogosphere related to this topic. The openness from other moms about their struggle inspired me to do the same. Depression tends to jumble up my thoughts and makes it difficult for me to write down a cohesive post, so I figured I would just ramble about it, instead.

I hope my ramblings help some of the other mamas out there who are struggling feel a little bit better. Please know you’re not alone and that your depression doesn’t make you a bad mom! Your kids love you no matter what.

Big hugs,

Gina

 

fitness · Health · Moms · Uncategorized

Diastasis Recti – Why Do I Look This Way?

A man I knew, but not too well, had cornered me at a teacher’s meeting. “You won’t be one of THOSE women, will you?” He taunted. “Those women who have Caesareans? They are just cheating the system. And it ain’t right.” I had ignored the section on Caesarian Sections at my Lamaze Class. I was… Continue reading Diastasis Recti – Why Do I Look This Way?

Health · Parenting

Germs Have Infested Our House and Mama Needs A Break!

I’m tired. So very tired. Our house is infested with germs and this mama needs some hand sanitizer. It’s been a long couple of weeks in our house. Two weeks ago, the hubs came down with some sort of flu-like illness – fever, aches, chills, sinus pain, you name it. Poor guy stayed home from work… Continue reading Germs Have Infested Our House and Mama Needs A Break!

cooking · fitness · Health · Uncategorized

Exercise Is the Worst, But I Hate Cellulite

Working out sucks. There, I said it. I hate everything about working out – the sweat, the soreness, the way I slowly die inside as my muscles burn and every cell in my body screams at me to stop. It is the literal worst. Can’t I just live on protein smoothies and eat 1000 calories… Continue reading Exercise Is the Worst, But I Hate Cellulite