7 Keys to My Postpartum OCD Recovery

By far, the most common question I’m asked about my OCD is how did I beat it. How did I recover? What methods worked? How long did it take? OCD took me by complete surprise. I never knew that a disorder I had always thought of as a “glorified cleaning disorder” could actually revolve around […]

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Mother’s Intuition Interrupted- How OCD Made Me Question My "Sixth Sense"

Mother’s Intuition.A Sixth Sense.A Gut Feeling. An inexplicable feeling you have when you know something is wrong, very wrong, and you need to keep your children safe from it. The ability to sense danger even when there is no rational reasoning behind it. A gift you expect a “good” mother to have perfected. Something that […]

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Shameless: My Struggles Don’t Define My Character

As I’ve opened up more about my postpartum OCD over the past year, I’ve received a ton of support, both within my own circles and from people who know me only through my writing. I keep sharing because I recognize the need, I understand the struggle, and I’ve lived through the fear. Unfortunately, recently when […]

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What am I Going to Tell My Kids About My Postpartum OCD? The Truth

Recently, in an interview I was asked what I was going to tell my kids about my postpartum OCD experience. How would I explain my (now public) struggle to the people who I care about most, the people who my OCD revolved around, my children. What do you say to someone whom you once feared […]

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OCD: Harm Was My Obsession, Not My Reality

A week ago, our country was once again reminded of the evil some people have within them. The shooting in Las Vegas is not only heartbreaking for those involved and their families, it is also a reminder of how unfair life can be and how much we should cherish the time we have with our […]

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My Best Friend’s Husband Has Brain Cancer

Three years ago this week, my postpartum depression became so out of control that my neighbors intervened and insisted that I get outpatient treatment. I know this, not because I’m good at keeping track of dates, but because that is the same week my neighbor’s husband got diagnosed with a grade 3 Astrocytoma brain tumor. […]

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