Category: Mental health

Talking about mental health on social media

This is why we rarely talk about mental health on social media {Heather's Handmade Life}

I’ve been having some bad days, and this is why you didn’t hear about them. I’m writing this post because I put a lamp in the kitchen. It looks terrible and doesn’t fit in, but I needed to be able to turn off all… Continue Reading “Talking about mental health on social media”

Finances on a Friday

Our daughter cried when we told her we wouldn’t be able to go to PEI this summer. It hadn’t even been on our radar, but apparently it had been on her little barely-five-year-old mind. She looks at our photo books constantly and loves seeing… Continue Reading “Finances on a Friday”

The year I lost myself to postpartum depression

I didn’t admit I had postpartum depression until long after it was over. After our daughter was born, I was consumed with guilt that I felt anything other than joyous. After all, I finally had the baby girl I’d always wanted — ruffles, headbands,… Continue Reading “The year I lost myself to postpartum depression”

Pancakes and anxiety

I used to make pancakes a lot. Really nice, homemade, fluffy ones — not even from a mix. Nope. I’d whisk together flour and baking powder and salt. I’d make a little well in the middle and add the beaten eggs, milk, and oil.… Continue Reading “Pancakes and anxiety”

What’s your parental satisfaction level?

Like most things in life, your level of parental satisfaction ebbs and flows — at least mine does. When I had one baby, I felt like I was nailing it a lot of the time. Yes, he was a snuggly android who barely slept,… Continue Reading “What’s your parental satisfaction level?”