Mom with Babies
Anxiety, Family, Parenting, Relationships

5 Tips for Surviving Single Parenthood

I recently had a friend send me a text: “Hey gf,” it started. “Think I could vent to you some time on the phone about how freakin hard it is to do this parenting thing alone? I feel like nobody can get it unless you’ve been there. So happy you’ve found your special someone! I’m… Continue reading 5 Tips for Surviving Single Parenthood

Child on ground
Anxiety, Family, Parenting, Relationships

When Your Baby is Hurting

She was quiet when she got in the car. It was only the second week of school, and I could tell something was off. “How was your day, love?” I asked N, knowing full well that this isn’t the question that is going to get me answers. “Fine,” she responded, looking out the window. “What… Continue reading When Your Baby is Hurting

Family, Spirituality

When Danielle Shows Up

I’m not a very spiritual person. Sometimes I say this matter-of-factly, other times I say this out of exasperation, other times I say it wistfully. It’s not that I don’t believe in a higher power, because I think I do. I know that I don’t buy all of the religious stuff, and not because I’m… Continue reading When Danielle Shows Up

Addiction, Anxiety, Family

Meet Danielle

Danielle is colorful. She's vibrant. She's energetic, and she's loud AF. You hear her long before you see her - or at least you used to. Colorful. Vibrant. Energetic. And loud AF. 📷: @recovering_addict_db Danielle is my only cousin on my dad's side, daughter of my dad's sister. Part Puerto Rican, half black, and a… Continue reading Meet Danielle

Anxiety, Family, Relationships

When Exhaustion Meets Anxiety

Tyler and I both suffer from anxiety – his typically worse than mine because it’s coupled with severe depression. For the most part, I am usually understanding, patient, comforting, and encouraging. And then there are the times when I am not any of those things.  Like today. When my exhaustion met his anxiety. That’s where… Continue reading When Exhaustion Meets Anxiety