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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The 1 Thing I Needed in Order to Let Go of My OCD

My OCD.My mental illness.My disorder.My greatest enemy.My constant companion. How could I let go of the thoughts? They were dangerous, out of control.I needed to control them, I needed to continue having them in order to make sure my kids were okay. At first, I kind of had the thoughts knowingly, consciously. I would read […]

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Happy Birthday to the Baby I Fought For

Three years ago on June 23, I was celebrating the birth of my second son, Easton. He’s been perfection since the start, his eyes sparkle and he is an amazing blend of his daddy and I. We were smitten, over the moon, but once the OCD set in my single greatest fear was this: how […]

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5 Small Comforts Amidst the Chaos of Postpartum OCD

Happy Spring (Summer?)I completely understand how frustrating it may be to follow a blogger who is MIA, and I’m sorry. January-May are the months every year where my family is in “survival mode.” My husband is home an average of 1 day a week and this was my first year with all 3. First, I want […]

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How Could This (OCD) Happen to Me?

I had him on purpose.I wanted him.I dreamt of him.I longed for him.I counted down until the minute he was born, and he came out perfect.His eyes a stunning blue.His skin pale olive.His lips perfection.He was calm, easy, sweet.He smelled like lavender and filled me with love, he made our family feel more complete.He was mine. And […]

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