Is it Difficult Behavior, or is it Mental Illness?

Why would a mom hide a scissors and a Boy Scout Camp jackknife in her closet? If you've had a child diagnosed with a mental illness, you may understand why.  I have four kids. With my...

Postpartum Anxiety: More Than Just Worry

My son was six months old when I had my first panic attack. I was sitting in our living room watching him play when suddenly I felt like the walls were collapsing in on...

I’m Just a Mom, Seeking Mom Friends

I always anticipated I would have a bunch of mom friends once I had my own kids. I garnered this expectation from the experience that my parents had. They always had friends with kids close...

Let’s Talk about Sex (and What to Do When We Aren’t Having It)

Let’s talk about sex. Salt-N-Pepa did it in 1991. And I'm going to do it 30 years later. But, let’s really talk about sex. Not the kind portrayed in every single rom-com. Where each relationship involves...
postpartum psychosis

Moms & Mental Health :: My Experience with Postpartum Psychosis

    Note: If you are struggling with you mental health, please reach out to Postpartum Support International at 1-800-944-4773 or dial 2-1-1 to connect with someone locally. I’m a little bit (ok fine, a lot) of...
adopted child

Story of Adoption Part 2: I Am an Adopted Child

For the first time I am able to share my experience as an adopted child. I was inspired by fellow Fargo Mom writer, Shar, who wrote about her story of adopting her daughter.  There are...
COVID-19 hard on marriage

My Spouse Works in Medicine: How COVID-19 Effects Our Marriage

COVID-19 is hard on our marriage and family. So much.  Before I begin, I need to point out that these are my personal thoughts and experiences. I know COVID-19 has effected everyone in some way....
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