What You Need to Know About Stopping Your Antidepressant (SSRI)

I started drafting another post,  but this is all that I could think about today. And as someone who gets easily fixated on topics, it was easier to choose to write about this instead. Know that there is nothing wrong with needing to take an antidepressant, and there is nothing wrong with choosing to stop either.

Don’t stop cold turkey

If at all possible, taper off of your medication. You decrease the risk (or severity) of your withdrawal symptoms. You can cut your pills in half, or take them every other day, whatever works best for you and what your … Read more

How to Survive Flying with a Baby

I’ve been absent from the blog this past week, as you may have noticed. But I’m baaack! The reason for my absence is that we we traveled to California to visit my family, which was a blast! After my experience, here are my tips for flying with an infant! (Little man is 9 months old at the moment, so that is what I am drawing my experience from currently!) So let’s jump right in!

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Clothes for the baby

Bring extra, for sure! Prepare for any possible disaster! On the way … Read more

When You Hate Someone (And you have no idea why!)

Do you ever meet someone, and you just don’t like them, or even hate them? You can’t put your finger on it, but there is just something about them that doesn’t sit well with you. (Credit for the lovely photo below goes to my fantastic friend Davina!)

I am a big believer in the fact that we are in charge or our own happiness, and that includes how we perceive the world, and our interactions with others. This is the same reason why I try not to let it bother me when someone treats me poorly, because it says way … Read more

What You Need to Know About Trying to Induce Labor at Home

After my due date came and went, I decided it was time to bring out the big guns and try to induce labor on my own! It was July, I was miserable, and I just wanted that baby out of there! Here is what I tried, and the results! I am not a medical professional, and I recommend speaking to your provider before trying any of these.

Spicy food

My hubby and I went to a very authentic Mexican restaurant, and I asked for extra jalapeños on my torta. When the waiter brought out the food he told me he … Read more

The 8 Types of Difficult Bosses (And how to deal with them!)

Difficult bosses are the worst!

This is a post I’ve started and stopped many times, because I was concerned about rocking the boat. Here it is, the different types of difficult bosses and how to deal with them (Which sometimes includes leaving your job!) I’m very lucky to have a fantastic boss now, but I wasn’t always so lucky. (And neither were the people who helped me compile this list!) Having a stressful work situation is awful, because we spend a huge chunk of our time in the workplace. Also, when someone does something that jeopardizes our livelihood, it feel … Read more

7 Tips to a Harmonious Baby-Puppy Relationship

There are two different types of dog families. Those who have dogs before babies, and those who have babies before dogs. We belong to the first type with our little puppy.

We’ve had our little fur baby Maggie since a year into our marriage. She was our first child. When my sweet hubby was still working night shift, we decided a dog would be the perfect companion for my lonely nights. We were right. She was my cuddle buddy, and made those nights enjoyable, and she helped me feel safe.


Fast forward to 3 years later. We decided it … Read more

One Choice You Always Make (Every Single Day!)

My husband and I trekked to Boise to a concert this weekend. Eric Church, woo! It was fabulously fun. We blasted out our ear drums and sang our hearts out.

Except for one thing. There was a girl behind us who was INCREDIBLY intoxicated, who kept spilling beer on me. As someone who doesn’t drink (A religious as well as personal choice) this annoyed me even more than it would have your average person.

I was determined to not let it ruin my night, even though it was super annoying and incredibly inconsiderate, and you know why?

I don’t want … Read more

The Journey of Self-Acceptance: Tips to Work Towards Loving Yourself

Let’s talk about something that most of us struggle with: self-acceptance. People can tell when you are being yourself, they trust you more, and they feel more at ease with you. Anyone can tell from a mile away if you are being insincere. (Below photo credit goes to the fantastic Katy Cooper photography!)

A big step to genuineness is being comfortable with who you are. Self-acceptance and self-love are concepts that most of us struggle with. It’s hard to love ourselves sometimes, but if we don’t we find ourselves in a difficult and sad state of mind.

Self-acceptance can be … Read more

5 Tips for Coping with Change (For Those who HATE It!)

For someone who doesn’t care for change, I’ve done a lot of it in the past year! I started a new job. I had a baby. So my home life and work life are completely different! Instead of going home from work and relaxing, I’m wrangling an adorable little chunk monster! And my house is full of baby gear and baby toys! I also cut my hair short…which I hadn’t done in 8 years! (Postpartum hair loss is something else…am I right ladies??) Here are my 5 tips for coping with change!

1. Accept that change is a part of

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Everything’s Perfect and I’m Still Sad: My Experience With Postpartum Depression

I alluded to my postpartum depression in a previous post about breastfeeding, but I thought it was important to give this more discussion. I’m making myself pretty vulnerable here, but it needs to be talked about more. So here we go…


What I was experiencing:

I didn’t feel like myself, and I kept thinking it was going to pass, that I needed to sleep more, and I would get on top of that feeling and finally feel rested. Somehow I just couldn’t shake the way I felt. I was always tired, always feeling down, incredibly irritable, and I knew something … Read more