The Best New Things I’ve Done Lately for My Mental Health

I have been dealing with heightened anxiety and depression since Shepherd was born. I believe I've probably always dealt with these things but certain life circumstances or situations really bring them to the light and amplify them. Here are two things that have helped me lately: Stopped drinking alcohol almost entirely.Started taking St. John's Wort. …

World Breastfeeding Week 2021

Although breastfeeding is natural, natural doesn’t always mean easy. Between latch and supply issues, infections, leaking, the struggles of pumping while working, the occasional social stigma for nursing in public, (and I could go on and on), it can be a stressful journey, adding to the pressures of an already stressful situation of having a little one to care for.

Four Weeks With Shep

Shepherd James Bell, SJB, has been with us now for four weeks! To say it’s been a whirlwind would be an understatement. Lots of days have been trying and have resulted in lost patience or frustration or overwhelming anxiety. I’ve had my share of sob sessions. Some for good reasons, some probably for no reason …