There are several dark sides to anxiety - well known ones at that. The depression, self-harm, panic attacks. I could go on but that’s not quite the dark side I’m talking about. I’m talking about nightmares. Or rather bad dreams. Apparently, the difference between a nightmare and a bad dream is nightmares wake you up,… Continue reading The Dark Side of Anxiety
Author: The Writing Mom
Normal (Is that Even a Thing?)
Hello readers! MIA writer is no longer MIA!!! We’ll see how long that lasts. I’m so very good at keeping up with this blogging thing. In my defense...it’s hard to blog in the middle of political turmoil and a pandemic. It’s hard not to get all up in my feelings and remain objective when I… Continue reading Normal (Is that Even a Thing?)
Grief and Creativity
The last lazy days of summer are gone. In the age of Covid, our return to schooling looks so much different than it did last year. I've enjoyed my summer so much - enjoyed the relaxation, the lack of stress, the late mornings and even later evenings, the campfires, state park trips, and time with… Continue reading Grief and Creativity
Hot Smoke and Sassafras
My garden is in my house, guys. I should have known better...getting all plant-happy and banking on continually warm weather. News flash, Minnesota is not a continually warm weather kind of state. Due to plunging temperatures going under freezing, all plants were carried inside while fighting off an overzealous goat to keep him out of… Continue reading Hot Smoke and Sassafras
Gardening is something I haven't done in for-ev-er. Goats make it impossible. A little public service announcement....goats will get out and they will destroy everything and the garden goes first. So with the goats always besting every attempt I make at keeping them in (though this year we've been pretty successful...famous last words) I decided… Continue reading Garden Therapy
3 a.m. Panic Attacks are Awesome!
That title...is sarcastic as hell. There is nothing about a 3 a.m. panic attack that's fun. Especially when it's a mother of a panic attack. My amazing husband, to his credit, remained calm even in the midst of me seriously starting to freak out. I've read plenty of articles saying that when people are going… Continue reading 3 a.m. Panic Attacks are Awesome!
Stress with a Side of Pandemic
So, readers…how are you? Hanging in there? Stress eating? Two fisting your beer by 2pm on a Wednesday? Is it Wednesday? Oh…right…it is. Wait…no it’s not. It’s Thursday. To quote my new favorite YouTuber Brandon Farris….Jear Desus. I don’t know about you guys but for me 2020 has been kind of a beyond hot mess… Continue reading Stress with a Side of Pandemic
A Quick Check In
Hey followers! No, not dead. Not sick. Hopefully it'll remain that way but with the way things are spreading, who's to say how long that will last. I've been struggling to find things to blog about because my minds been in a state of numbness over the past month and a half. It's hard to… Continue reading A Quick Check In
Authentically not Vulnerable in 2020
I was prepared to sit down and let loose a bleeding heart diatribe that has become...to be very honest...familiar. Painfully familiar. Not from me, necessarily. Granted, I’ve had my moments where I’ve been brutally honest about the problems I’ve faced but overall, I don’t spend a whole lot of time being “vulnerable.” And then I… Continue reading Authentically not Vulnerable in 2020
Tis the Season
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and here's to a fantastic 2020 fueled with inspiration and motivation. See you next year, readers. Thank you for all of your follows, your likes and for being those outside forces that fuel my creativity.