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I have been going back and forth about whether or not to post this blog for a while now, mostly out of fear of upsetting loved ones or relatives by putting family business out there for all to see. I ultimately decided to post it because when I started this blog, I wanted to be 100% open and honest...

Before I started blogging, I had no idea how much of an undertaking it would be. I really did not expect the level of commitment, and the time and energy that goes into making a blog. I figured I would have to design it, write some content, publish and promote it... easy! Plus being a stay at home mom, I...

I don't remember my first seizure; I don't remember any of them actually. I can tell you what happened right before and what I remember after coming to, but not the actual act of seizing. From what I'm told, it's very frightening to watch. And from what I've felt after, it's very painful- both physically and emotionally. I'm epileptic....

Hi friends! If you are new, welcome! If you've been following my journey, then you know I am a blogging newbie. It has been almost 2 months since I started this (my first) blog, and I have learned A LOT! In the learning process, I have made many mistakes; that is what this post is about- what NOT to do!...

Hi guys! So up to this point, I have been pretty upfront about my own journey with mental illness & some of my history, specifically about being Bipolar. This blog will touch on sort of a sore spot or "trigger" for me-and that is the word 'manic'. Mania is obviously a big part of Bipolar Disorder (aka Manic/ Depressive Disorder),...

Ever since the birth of my daughter, I have seen what true sacrifice looks like. I've sacrificed my body, mind, spirit energy and especially my time. I'm not saying the sacrifices aren't worth it... the blessing of my baby girl far surpasses anything I've had to give up, but that doesn't mean that it's easy!

Hi guys! So I have been asked a few times how I came up with the title for my book and blog. There is actually a pretty good story behind it. In this blog I will briefly tell you where 'Don't Judge Me' stems from, and why it is so relevant to my life!

Hi friends! So this topic has been a debate that I have heard since I became pregnant with my first child. This method of parenting is something that people feel strongly about, on both sides, and it's called self-soothing: the idea that a baby needs to cry it out to be able to learn to calm themselves down, rather than...

Hi friends! For this post I wanted to discuss and compare a natural (vaginal) delivery vs. a C-section (surgical caesarean section). I know it is often hard to compare the two, as most moms have had either one or the other, but I am currently 5 months pregnant, and am on track to deliver naturally- VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)....

I was at the beach the other day, and due to the recent storms in North Carolina, the waves were a little rough. I stood at the shoreline, let the waves crash into me, one by one, when I had an epiphany...