I Need Deadlines!

I have always worked within the confines of deadlines. Whether it be in the workplace or in my studies. This is the first time I have taken a program that doesn’t have any strict deadlines.  The only deadline I have is the ultimate deadline – the date on which I must complete my entire program. Because…

My Brother Used To Be My Sister

Yes, you read the title right. My brother used to be my sister. My “sister” was born two and a half years after me. After my “sister’s” birth my parents were told by the doctor that they had a healthy baby boy.  The doctor had to correct himself a few moments later when they realized…

The Anniversary Day

Today, April 12th, is the anniversary of my mom’s passing. 11 years. 11 years without my mom. It’s hard to believe. How can it be that long already? It seems just like yesterday we watched her take her last breath. I often wish she was here with us.  Not a day went by when I didn’t…

Week Fourteen of Project Happy

The last two weeks have been all about laughter. The saying is true – laughter really is the best medicine. I’ve been laughing with my friends, with my family, and with my online friends.  It feels great to genuinely laugh.  I am tired of putting on a fake smile and pretending everything is OK.  I’ve…

Being a First Time Mother…

Today I have a guest post over at my good friend Serena’s blog Bewildered Bug. To read my post all you have to do is to click the following link. Being a First Time Mother… Enjoy! And I hope I don’t scare some of you away from having kids.

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The Most Popular Toy

The most popular toy in our house right now is this one right here. Yes, it is quite a simple toy. It doesn’t take up a lot of space. It is easily assembled. But yet, it is chosen over the most expensive and elaborate toys around the house. And, it encourages the most awful fits…

Anxiety and Food: Fear of Eating Out in Public

A part of my anxiety that no one really understands, including myself, is that I cannot eat out in public. For as long as I can remember my appetite has always been linked to my anxiety. When I went through my first difficult bout of anxiety (after I was first diagnosed in 2003) I completely…

A Tough Week

A few weeks ago, maybe about a month ago, I had a difficult discussion with my husband. I told him how bad my anxiety had been at the time and that I wasn’t sure if I could go on our family trip during Spring Break.  I did not want my anxiety to ruin the trip…

Spring Break

It’s Spring Break! It’s the time of year that students get time off of school to take a well deserved break while their parents are driven mad (or in my case, insane!). Sadly, this means that I will be taking a break as well.  We all deserve a break now and then right? I will…