Becoming a more relaxed parent

Have you ever gotten to that stage with your children when you’re just like, “Okay, sure.” For instance, Choo-choo wanted to sleep on his floor for nap and bedtime. I initially wanted to say no. My urge was to think, “He can’t do that!”

But why not?

I mean, I always told him no to this when his crib was still intact. I worried about him being out and about upstairs without everything being fully child-proofed. But now that his crib has now become a toddler bed and there are locks in place to keep him out of rooms he shouldn’t be in, why couldn’t he sleep on the floor like he wanted to? Continue reading “Becoming a more relaxed parent”

When I let jealousy get the best of me (and learned a big lesson in the aftermath)

P1030721I sometimes find myself jealous of other women’s husbands. Not in THAT way! Just in that I hear and read all these stories of mothers explaining how their husbands help clean around the house and help take care of the children. I didn’t always feel like Diesel did any of this. A lot of the time, I felt like he did NONE of this.

Diesel used to help clean the house, but due to my OCD, he stopped. He felt like he never did it “right,” never the way I wanted it.

Of course, this brought on feelings of Continue reading “When I let jealousy get the best of me (and learned a big lesson in the aftermath)”

Mental health awareness

Right now in the US, we are in the middle of Mental Illness Awareness Week, which spans from October 1 through October 7. For those who don’t know what this is or what it means, the Mental Illness Awareness Week is put on every year to help fight the stigma associated with mental illnesses. I know this without having to look it up because all too often, people judge and ridicule that which they don’t understand, Continue reading “Mental health awareness”

Saying goodbye to a dream

I decided to sell my wedding dress.

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Taken by the fabulous Memories by Mandy Photography in Rockford, Michigan. By the way, this is not a sponsored post. I just really LOVE the pictures she took for our wedding ❤

This might not seem like a big deal to most people. The thing is, I was in love with Continue reading “Saying goodbye to a dream”

You are my obsession: OCD

I developed Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder during pregnancy. It’s sadly ironic that I used to tease certain relatives for having the same condition because I didn’t understand it. I know more about it now that I wish I did.

It started with me worrying about the doors being locked. I checked once, then a few times, then several more before I could finally relax. This morphed into me checking to make sure the windows were locked as well, even those we hadn’t opened. I would check then check again.

Once Choo-choo was born, I became obsessed with Continue reading “You are my obsession: OCD”