Category: Mental health

The Christmas I Kind of Gave Up

The Christmas I Kind of Gave Up {Heather's Handmade Life}

We didn’t write letters to Santa for the first time ever, and I felt terrible about it. (But we saw him at the mall (finally) and I at least got my annual photo.)     We didn’t bake sugar cookies like we always do.… Continue Reading “The Christmas I Kind of Gave Up”

I got a semicolon tattoo so I’d be honest about my mental illness

Chatting at the bus stop with my five-year-old, volunteering at my three-year-old’s preschool, and hopping in my minivan for groceries, it’s always there: A little black semicolon tattooed on the edge of my right wrist. When I heard about #ProjectSemicolon, which involves displaying a… Continue Reading “I got a semicolon tattoo so I’d be honest about my mental illness”

Finding the time (for me)

There wasn’t time in my schedule to think, to plan, to daydream. Every minute of the day was scheduled for maximum efficiency. The only time ideas trickled into my thoughts was when I was trying to sleep, and I’d force myself to clear my… Continue Reading “Finding the time (for me)”

Of campers and camp-moms

After two summers (and two March Breaks) of longing to be old enough to join her big brother at camp, C finally got her wish today. Two lunchboxes, two backpacks, two containers of sunscreen, two hats, two changes of clothes, two windbreakers. Two… Continue Reading “Of campers and camp-moms”

Pinterest is my therapist

I had another bad day today.  I could go on about work frustrations and time management struggles and financial concerns and a disastrous house and the fact that our childcare is ending on Thursday, but I don’t want to write it all out.  I’ve… Continue Reading “Pinterest is my therapist”